JAPAN ATOMIC INDUSTRIAL FORUM, INC.

for Japanese
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. The report will be officially finalized after being referred to the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and is opened to the public for comments. An application to the NRA for a compatibility examination of Onagawa-2 was filed in December 2013. Based on geological characteristics, as well as the fact that the Onagawa-2 unit had experienced a major earthquake, the NRA carried out its examination cautiously, especially vis-à-vis the evaluation of geological features, seismic motion an...more
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. Currently, neutron sources used for industrial purposes include the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Center (J-PARC) and the Japan Research Reactor No. 3 (JRR-3). In cooperation with industry, RIKEN has been working to develop a transportable neutron source system. In 2013, it succeeded in visualizing internal steel corrosion nondestructively using a compact neutron-driven system (RANS). Later, in 2016, it developed technology to see internal damage in concrete, and two y...more
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. Questionnaires were distributed to a total of 350 for-profit companies engaged in the nuclear power field, including JAIF’s member companies, seeking information on their expenditures, sales and numbers of employees. Valid responses were received from 251 companies (eleven electric power companies, 228 mining and manufacturing firms, and twelve trading firms). Although the business environment for nuclear-power and related industries in Japan showed signs of improvement fro...more
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. Upon the announcement, Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, said, “Carbon ion therapy has tremendous potential as a tool for treating patients with challenging cancers that do not respond well to currently available therapies." Keiji Kojima, executive vice president of Hitachi and in charge of its Smart Life Sector of Hitachi, expressed the firm’s desire to promote the system internationally, saying, "We are confident thro...more

Events

SNS facebooktwitter

NPPs Map

Video

“The current situation at Fukushima Daiichi NPS” -From 3.11 toward the future- (ver, July 2019)

8 July, 2019
“The current situation at Fukushima Daiichi NPS” -From 3.11 toward the future- (ver, July 2019)09:17

Recent News

29 November, 2019
NRA Issues Draft Review Report: Onagawa-2 Meets New Regulatory Standards
28 November, 2019
RIKEN Unveils Transportable Compact Neutron Source System
27 November, 2019
JAIF Releases Results of Fact-Finding Survey of Japanese Nuclear Industry for Fiscal 2018
26 November, 2019
Hitachi Receives Order from Mayo Clinic to Build First Carbon Ion Treatment System in North America
25 November, 2019
Keidanren: Japan’s Commitment to Low-Carbon Society Shows NPP Restarts Helped Reduce CO2 Emissions in Fiscal 2018
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
15 November, 2019
IAEA/RCA Symposium: Cooperating with Developing Countries Through Nuclear Science and Technology
8 November, 2019
EU to Ease Restrictions on Japanese Food Imports, Though Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Asserts Japan Will Work Toward Their Full Elimination
28 October, 2019
OCCTO’s Electricity Supply and Outlook for Winter Sees Capacity Reserve Margin of 3 Percent Nationwide
▲TOP