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30 January, 2019

JAIF President Takahashi Regrets Freezing of Japanese Nuclear Power Project in the UK

At his monthly press briefing on January 24, President Akio Takahashi of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) distributed and explained his message, released the same day, about Japan’s contributions to international organizations.

JAIF President Akio TakahashiGiven the current situation at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other UN-related organizations, to which Japan contributes more money than it does human resources, Takahashi said that expanding the activities of the Japan Nuclear Human Resource Development Network (JN-HRD Net) and other similar bodies would increase Japan’s presence in terms of the number of both general staff and those holding important posts. At the IAEA, for example, whereas Japan accounted for nine percent of the total budget in 2017—the second highest—the number of Japanese staff members (specialized professionals and higher) accounted for a mere three percent, ranking 14th. In his message, President Takahashi referred to the dispatch of staff members to nuclear-related international organizatio...more
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