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.
30 September, 2019
MEXT Minister Shares His Hopes with the Press, Seeking to Secure Human Resources Together with Universities
On September 25, Koichi Hagiuda, head of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)—who joined the Cabinet for the first time in Prime Minister Abe’s September 11 reshuffle—held a press conference, at which he expressed his hopes and expectations (photo).
19 September, 2019
Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Attends Opening Ceremony of Japan Booth at IAEA General Conference
At the Vienna International Center (VIC), where the 63rd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference is being held from September 16 to 20, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) maintained the Japan Booth together with the Japanese government and private companies and organizations, showcasing Japan's peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
19 September, 2019
At 63rd IAEA General Conference, Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Stresses Need for Science-based Discussions on Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Measures
The 63rd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is being held from September 16 to 20 in Vienna, Austria. The conference began with all participants observing a moment of silence to express their sorrow and respect for the late Director General Yukiya Amano, who passed away in July.
10 September, 2019
Symposium in Tokyo Looks at Taiwanese Energy Situation, and Discusses Fear and Misinformation about Foods Sourced in Fukushima
On September 5, a symposium held at the Ookayama Campus of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, co-sponsored by the university and the Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Promotion Organization (FIPO), included discussions about the energy situation in Taiwan, with Taiwanese university students participating along with President Lee Min of the Chung Hwa Nuclear Society (CHNS). The participants then looked at the issue of the role of nuclear energy in power supplies and environmental protection, as well as the reconstruction of Fukushima.
10 September, 2019
Kyushu Electric Power Files Decommissioning Plan for Genkai-2 and Seeks Change to Genkai-1 Plan, with Work on Both to Proceed Simultaneously
On September 3, the Kyushu Electric Power Co. filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan for approval of its plan to decommission its Genkai-2 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 559MWe). The power company also requested preliminary talks with Saga Prefecture and Genkai Town under nuclear safety agreements with each of them.