29 November, 2019
NRA Issues Draft Review Report: Onagawa-2 Meets New Regulatory Standards
On November 27, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan issued a draft review report on its examination of the Onagawa-2 (BWR, 825MW), owned and operated by the Tohoku Electric Power Co., for compatibility with the new regulatory standards.
28 November, 2019
RIKEN Unveils Transportable Compact Neutron Source System
On November 26, Japan’s RIKEN made a demonstration of its RIKEN Accelerator-Driven Compact Neutron Source System (RANS-II) to the press. The system will be used in a wide range of areas, including the diagnosis of the deterioration of concrete infrastructure and the analysis of raw materials and products at factories.
27 November, 2019
JAIF Releases Results of Fact-Finding Survey of Japanese Nuclear Industry for Fiscal 2018
On November 21, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) released an overview of the results of its most recent annual Fact-Finding Survey of the Japanese Nuclear Industry. The survey covers fiscal year 2018 (ended March 2019), in which nine nuclear power plants (NPPs) were in operation throughout the country.
26 November, 2019
Hitachi Receives Order from Mayo Clinic to Build First Carbon Ion Treatment System in North America
On November 20, Japan’s Hitachi, Ltd. announced that it had reached an agreement with the Mayo Clinic, in principle, to build North America’s first carbon ion treatment facility. The system will be constructed at the Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, one of its three oncology centers, the others being in Minnesota and Arizona.
25 November, 2019
Keidanren: Japan’s Commitment to Low-Carbon Society Shows NPP Restarts Helped Reduce CO2 Emissions in Fiscal 2018
On November 19, the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) released the FY18 results (preliminary figures) of the Commitment to a Low-carbon Society plan, with all sixty-two industrial categories in the country participating.
21 November, 2019
TEPCO Announces Timeline for Storage and Disposal of Treated Contaminated Water at Fukushima Daiichi
15 November, 2019
JAEA Holds Public Meeting, Discusses Future Vision, Fukushima Reconstruction and Revitalization
On November 12, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) held a meeting in Tokyo to make a public report of its activities during the past year.
15 November, 2019
IAEA/RCA Symposium: Cooperating with Developing Countries Through Nuclear Science and Technology
On November 11, a symposium was held at the University of Tokyo’s Hongo Campus to deepen the understanding of international activities carried out by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with developing countries under the Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (RCA). Some 140 people participated in the symposium this time.
8 November, 2019
EU to Ease Restrictions on Japanese Food Imports, Though Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Asserts Japan Will Work Toward Their Full Elimination
On October 29, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that the European Union (EU) would ease restrictions on imports of some foods from Japan imposed in the wake of the huge earthquake that struck eastern Japan in March 2011.
28 October, 2019
OCCTO’s Electricity Supply and Outlook for Winter Sees Capacity Reserve Margin of 3 Percent Nationwide
On October 23, a committee of Japan’s Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators (OCCTO) deliberated a draft report on actual electricity supply and demand in the country, verifying the outlook for the coming winter.
23 October, 2019
Symposium with Students Held in Tsuruga City on Future Research and Test Reactors
On October 17, a two-day symposium opened at the Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center in Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, to discuss expectations for the test and research reactors that will contribute to nuclear research and human resource development.
17 October, 2019
JAIF Holds Women’s Symposium, with Presentations by Weathercaster and Professor
On October 10, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) held a symposium at the Industry Club of Japan in Tokyo for women belonging to its member organizations.
7 October, 2019
Fukushima Joban Products Fair Begins, Featuring Seafood Sent Directly to Restaurants in Tokyo-Yokohama Area
Since October 1, the Fukushima Joban Products Fair has been making people in the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area more aware of the tasty and appealing marine products produced in Fukushima Prefecture. The fair is sponsored by the prefecture as one of the several Fukushima Restoration and Revitalization Projects supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
3 October, 2019
Kindai University, Hayakawa Rubber Develop Easily-molded Radiation Shielding Material
A research team at the Kindai University Medical Department announced that it has developed, jointly with Hayakawa Rubber Co., Ltd.—a company famous for its radiation-resistant rubber—a radiation-shielding material known as “sealer soft tungsten rubber,” or STR. The material (photo from Kindai University’s website) can be softened and shaped in water of 60 degrees C, allowing it to maintain its form at normal temperatures.