On September 20, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan announced that it would revise several of its conditions for examining so-called "aging reactors"—defined as those nearing forty years of service—for the extension of their lifetime.
- 11 July, 2017 OECD/NEA Director-General Magwood Asks Japan to Boost International Cooperation, So As to Utilize Its Strength
- 30 June, 2017 Japan’s NRA Approves Ikata-1 Decommissioning Plan
- 24 May, 2017 Ohi-3 & -4 NPPs Clear Safety Examinations toward Restarts this Autumn
- 17 May, 2017 Takahama-4 NPP is Restarted
- 17 May, 2017 Second Nuclear Fuel Facility Clears NRA’s Safety Examination Officially
- 15 May, 2017 Nuclear Siting Municipalities’ Meeting Was Held in Tokyo
- 27 April, 2017 Takahama-4 to Restart in May, First Such Case Following Court Ruling to Suspend Operation
- 20 April, 2017 Second Nuclear Fuel Facility Clears NRA’s Safety Examination
- 20 April, 2017 NRA Approves Decommissioning Plans for Five NPPs
- 31 March, 2017 Hiroshima District Court Allows Operation of Ikata-3
- 30 March, 2017 NRA Postpones Approval for Plans to Decommission Five Reactors
- 28 March, 2017 Osaka High Court Lifts Injunction Against Operation of Takahama-3 and -4
- 13 March, 2017 Current Status of NRA’s NPP Regulatory Compatibility Examinations
On August 28, the Kyushu Electric Power Co. filed an application with Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for a pre-service inspection of its Genkai-3 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR) to confirm the unit's compatibility with new regulatory standards. Earlier this year, in January, both the Genkai-3 and -4 NPPs had been granted permission to make changes to their reactor installation (i.e., received basic design approval) after examinations were made to confirm their safety under the new standards.