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Japanese-Canadian JV for fusion technology development

Japanese-Canadian JV for fusion technology development

Private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories have formed a joint venture - named Fusion Fuel Cycles Inc - aimed at developing and deploying deuterium-tritium fusion fuel cycle technologies.

Corporate 23 May 2024


MHI awarded additional contract for ITER fusion machine

MHI awarded additional contract for ITER fusion machine

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has been awarded a contract to supply a further 12 outer vertical targets for the divertor to be used in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The Japanese company has already delivered six of the components.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024


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NNSA collaborates with Japan, Korea on research reactors

NNSA collaborates with Japan, Korea on research reactors

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has signed bilateral agreements with Japan and South Korea to cooperate in optimising the nuclear non-proliferation features of their respective research reactor models aimed at export markets.

Nuclear Policies 01 May 2024


IAEA assesses operation of Japanese reactor for 60 years

IAEA assesses operation of Japanese reactor for 60 years

Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Company is implementing timely measures for the safe long-term operation of unit 3 at its Mihama nuclear power plant, a team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has concluded. The team also provided recommendations and suggestions to further improve the safe operation of the unit beyond 40 years.

Regulation & Safety 25 April 2024


UK's NNL and Japan's JAEA strengthen HTGR fuel collaboration

UK's NNL and Japan's JAEA strengthen HTGR fuel collaboration

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have signed a collaboration agreement on coated particle fuel, for use in high temperature gas-cooled reactors.

Nuclear Policies 24 April 2024


Fuel loading to start at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit

Fuel loading to start at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit

Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to begin loading fuel into unit 7 of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture following approval by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority. It is not yet known when the reactor will be restarted.

Regulation & Safety 15 April 2024


Further Japanese research reactor free of HEU

Further Japanese research reactor free of HEU

All remaining highly enriched uranium from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency's Japan Materials Testing Reactor Critical Assembly has now been returned to the USA. Japan and the USA have been cooperating for many years to repatriate HEU from Japanese research reactors to the USA.

Regulation & Safety 12 April 2024


Japan and USA form strategic partnership for fusion

Japan and USA form strategic partnership for fusion

The new partnership brings together the US Department of Energy and Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to work to accelerate the demonstration and commercialisation of fusion energy. The announcement was made during a visit by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to the USA.

Nuclear Policies 11 April 2024


IAEA confirms nuclear security improvements at Japanese plant

IAEA confirms nuclear security improvements at Japanese plant

Physical protection measures at Japan's seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant have been significantly strengthened over recent years, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The finding came as Tokyo Electric Power Company submitted a plan to the nuclear regulator to begin loading fuel into unit 7 of the plant later this month.

Regulation & Safety 02 April 2024


Kyoto Fusioneering and UKAEA sign collaboration agreement

Kyoto Fusioneering and UKAEA sign collaboration agreement

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and the private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering have signed an agreement which aims to advance tritium breeding blanket technology from its conceptual stage towards commercialisation.

New Nuclear 21 February 2024