18 May, 2021
Kansai EP Reveals Policy on NPPs Set to Operate Beyond 40 Years, with Mihama-3 to Restart in Late June
On May 12, the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP) announced its plans regarding the restart of its Mihama-3 (PWR, 826MWe) and Takahama-1 and -2 (PWRs, 826MWe each) Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs).
6 May, 2021
【54th JAIF Annual Conference】Session 3: “The Energy Vision Japan Needs”
The panel discussion in Session III, the last of this year’s conference, considered the energy vision which Japan needs in the context of the zero-emissions age that lies before us. The panelists, some of whom were Japanese and others from abroad, mainly discussed Japan’s energy and environmental policies toward the age of carbon neutrality (net-zero), together with the role that nuclear power must play. The moderator of the discussion was President Shinichi Ichikawa of Strategic Associates Japan Co., Ltd. (SAJ).
4 May, 2021
【54th JAIF Annual Conference】Session 2: “Onward in the Reconstruction of Fukushima”
The theme of Session 2 of the JAIF Annual Conference this year, held on April 14, was “Onward in the Reconstruction of Fukushima,” which has been repeated since 2012, the year following the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs).
27 April, 2021
【54th JAIF Annual Conference】Session 1: “Global Challenges Toward a Decarbonized Society”
In the panel discussion in Session I, which focused on achieving a decarbonized society by 2050 as envisioned in the Paris Agreement, panelists discussed commitments to energy conversion, the establishment of sustainable energy systems, and the contributions of nuclear power to these and other global issues. Those were based on suggestions made in the opening and special sessions, and with shared recognition of the global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
8 April, 2021
JGC Holdings Announces Participation in SMR Development by NuScale Power in the U.S.
On April 6, JGC Holdings Corporation (JGC) announced that it would expand its business overseas—engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for small modular reactors (SMRs)—and invest USD40 million in NuScale Power, LLC, a developer of SMRs in the United States.
3 March, 2021
Challenged by Rubble, TEPCO Completes Removal of Spent Fuel Assemblies from Pool at Fukushima Daiichi-3 NPP
On February 28, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced that it had completed removal of 566 spent fuel assemblies from the Unit 3 spent fuel pool at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs).
3 August, 2020
On Taking Office as JAIF President
Let me introduce myself. I am Shiro Arai, the newly appointed president of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. I heartily offer my greetings to you in my new position.