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Japan Times
Sep 5, 2022
Japan to join advanced nuclear reactor project in Britain
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency will work together with Britain's National Nuclear Laboratory and nuclear company Jacobs to build a demonstration high-temperature gas reactor.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2018
Costs to decommission JAEA nuclear facilities estimated at ¥1.9 trillion, agency says
The costs to decommission 79 nuclear facilities owned by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have been estimated to total ¥1.9 trillion over some 70 years, according to the agency.
Mar 4, 2018
NRA drops consolidation initiative for unwanted nuclear fuel after butting heads with JAEA
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority's plan to secure hundreds of batches of unwanted fuel throughout Japan is scrapped over cost disputes with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
Feb 26, 2018
Removal of spent fuel from Fukui's defunct Fugen reactor delayed by nine years
The transfer of spent nuclear fuel from the Fugen converter reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, will be postponed for nine years until a new reprocessing facility can be chosen, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2018
Japan Atomic Energy Agency approved to operate research reactor under post-Fukushima rules
The reactor in Ibaraki Prefecture gained approval from the Nuclear Regulation Authority to resume operations and will be used to conduct research on the extraction of melted nuclear fuel.
Sep 9, 2016
Tokai nuclear fuel plant to take 70 years to decommission: JAEA
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has revealed it will take about 70 years to fully dismantle its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Jun 7, 2016
Ships with plutonium from Japan arrive in U.S.
Two ships loaded with Japanese plutonium and highly enriched uranium reach South Carolina for disposal and reprocessing.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2016
Japan's Monju reactor a costly hot potato no one wants to handle
Japan is missing its own deadline to find a new operator for a prototype nuclear power program that has failed to succeed in the two decades since it was built, threatening the resource-poor country's support of a technology other nations have abandoned.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 31, 2015
Private-sector space rocket industry heads toward launch in Japan
The government is to create a framework to promote private-sector investment in the space rocket industry while protecting the public interest, setting rules on technical specifications and on operators' liability in the event of an accident, Kyodo News has learned.
Nov 12, 2015
Fate of troubled Monju reactor hangs in balance
The fate of the nation's troubled prototype fast-breeder reactor is in the air amid continued questions over its safety and cost.
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2014
Japan Atomic Energy Agency to close nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it will close its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant because it would cost too much to meet tighter safety regulations adopted following the 2011 Fukushima crisis.
May 31, 2013
Ill-prepared for nuclear accidents
The exposure of 33 researchers to radiation on May 23 at a Japan Atomic Energy Agency research facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, revealed the JAEA's failure to uphold basic safety standards. Education and science minister Mr. Hakubun Shimomura said May 28 that the ministry will thoroughly reform...
May 18, 2013
Shut Monju down permanently
The Abe government should give up on the trouble-plagued Monju fast-breeder reactor project after the Nuclear Regulation Authority cited safety management problems.


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