Jun 23, 2017

NRA urging background checks on students using Japan's research reactors

Japan's nuclear regulator has urged universities to conduct background checks on students and researchers working at research reactors, as a step to ensure the proper handling of nuclear materials and prevent terrorism, a source said Thursday. The check items include mental disorder and criminal records ...

Diet clears Fuketa to take over as NRA chief

May 26, 2017

Diet clears Fuketa to take over as NRA chief

The Diet on Friday approved the appointment of Toyoshi Fuketa as new chief of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, replacing Shunichi Tanaka, who led the revamped body since it was launched in the wake the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011. The appointment of the NRA's acting ...

Tepco seeks peer for nuclear power tie-up around 2020

/ May 11, 2017

Tepco seeks peer for nuclear power tie-up around 2020

Tokyo Electric said Thursday it will seek an industry peer to become its partner in the nuclear power business and draw up a basic framework for the tie-up around fiscal 2020. The tie-up will cover the Higashidori nuclear power station in Aomori Prefecture, Tokyo Electric ...