On May 12, the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP) announced its plans for restarting its Takahama-1 and -2 (PWRs, 826 MWe each) and Mihama-3 (PWR, 826 MWe) Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). It marks the first time in Japan that commercial reactors will have been restarted after obtaining permission to operate for sixty years.
- 16 April, 2021 Decision on Disposal of ALPS Treated Water Stored at the Fukushima Daiichi NPPs
- 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
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.