On April 22, at Japan’s Global Warming Prevention Headquarters, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced a new goal of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 46 percent by 2030 from 2013 levels, adding that the nation would continue to endeavor toward a 50-percent cut. On the same day, the prime minister publicly committed Japan to that goal at the Leaders Summit on Climate, convened by President Joe Biden of the United States.
- 26 February, 2021 Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
- 5 January, 2021 Greeting at the Start of 2021
- 10 December, 2020 On the Approval of Changes to JNFL’s MOX Fuel Fabrication Plant
- 16 November, 2020 Local Consent Given to Restart Onagawa-2
- 29 October, 2020 Toward Realization of a Carbon-Neutral, Carbon-Free Society by 2050
- 16 October, 2020 Deliberations Begin on Sixth Strategic Energy Plan
- 9 October, 2020 Literature Survey for Geological Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste
- 3 August, 2020 On Taking Office as JAIF President
- 31 July, 2020 Thoughts on the Decision to Approve Changes to the Reprocessing Business
- 23 March, 2020 Comments on the Resumption of Full Operation of the JR Joban Line
- 4 March, 2020 Toward Understanding on Disposal of the Treated Water, in Cooperation with the IAEA
- 3 March, 2020 Comments on NRA’s Approval for Changes to Onagawa-2
- 23 July, 2019 Grief at the Passing of IAEA DG Yukiya Amano
On April 13, the Japanese government’s Inter-Ministerial Council for Contaminated Water and Decommissioning Issues decided, as a basic policy, that contaminated water accumulated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) would be released into the sea, having been treated by the multi-nuclide removal equipment known as the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS).