16 January, 2019
Details Set for the 52nd JAIF Annual Conference
JAIF is pleased to announce that its 52nd Annual Conference (AC) will be held at the Tokyo International Forum on April 9-10 this year. We invite you to be part of the flagship event of the Japanese nuclear industry that has been in existence since 1968.
11 January, 2019
At New Year’s Party, JAIF Chairman Imai Stresses Necessity of Securing and Fostering Nuclear Human Resources
The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) held its annual New Year's Party on January 8 at the Tokyo Prince Hotel, in central Tokyo. Some 900 people from JAIF member companies, universities, and the Japanese government, as well as representatives from various foreign embassies in Japan, gathered to mark the start of the new year.
7 January, 2019
New Year’s Message for 2019
Greetings to all upon the start of the new year.
28 December, 2018
JAIF President Emphasizes High Expectations Overseas for Japan’s Quality and Technological Strength
On December 20, President Akio Takahashi of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) gave his final press briefing of the year. Looking back on the current year, he pointed out to progress in safety examinations by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). Four domestic nuclear power plants cleared the new regulatory standards and resumed operation, he said, while the Tokai-2 (BWR, 1100MWe), owned and operated by the Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC), obtained permission for a lifetime extension, the first ever for a BWR in Japan.
26 December, 2018
Strategic Road Map for Fast Reactor Development Finalized, with METI Minister Seko Urging Consistent, Continuous Efforts
On December 20, the Council on Fast Reactor Development, chaired by Minister Hiroshige Seko of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), held a meeting at which a strategic road map was approved specifying a development plan for fast reactors during the coming decade. The draft of the road map had been issued two days earlier by the council’s working group (photo). The road map will soon be referred to a ministerial meeting on nuclear energy.
26 December, 2018
Students Battle in Contest of Robots to Remove Fuel Debris
On December 15, sixteen teams competed in the third Robot Contest (Hairo Sozo Robocon) for students at Japanese colleges of technology (kosen), held at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s Naraha Remote Technology Development Center in Naraha Town, Fukushima Prefecture. It was sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Council for Cooperation among Colleges of Technology on Decommissioning Human Resource Development.
26 December, 2018
ANRE’s Working Group Presents Strategic Road Map for Fast Reactor Development
On December 18, a working group of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), under Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), discussed a draft of a strategic road map for fast reactor development.
28 September, 2018
Hiroshima High Court Rules to Allow Ikata-3 to Restart
The Ikata-3 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 890MWe), owned and operated by the Shikoku Electric Power Co., in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, is expected to resume operation, one year after being shut down. On September 25, the Hiroshima High Court (Presiding Judge Masayuki Miki) lifted the temporary injunction that it had issued in December 2017. The power company will now inspect the facility and equipment, and prepare to restart the plant.
30 August, 2018
International Mentoring Workshop in Science and Engineering for Women Held in Tokyo
On August 8 and 9, the “Joshikai II for Future Scientists: International Mentoring Workshop in Science and Engineering” was held in Tokyo at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (“Miraikan” in Japanese). Altogether, some fifty-one female students participated from three junior high and nine senior high schools in Japan, conducting experiments and engaging in discussions with women mentors from overseas.
11 June, 2018
Nuclear Energy Buyers Guide in Japan 2018-19 is now available
JAIF has released a new publication titled "Nuclear Energy Buyers Guide in Japan 2018-19."