Category: MOX/plutonium-thermal

Reference material: Japan’s Separated Plutonium Inventory (as of 31 Dec. 2019)

By Ban Hideyuki, CNIC Co-Director The Atomic Energy Commission released the official report on Japan’s plutonium holdings as of the end of 2019. Significant changes included the amount of plutonium stored at reactors in...

Report on Third ‘Plutonium Delegation’ to US: An historic moment~ US-DPRK negotiations, extension of the US-Japan Nuclear Agreement and Japan’s plutonium stockpile

From June 24-27 CNIC, together with New Diplomacy Initiative, organized a delegation of Diet Members to visit the United States in order to discuss Japan’s plutonium policy with US Congress Members and officials. This...

PuPo 2017 Report: International Discussion of Japan’s Plutonium Policy ~Towards change for the future

On February 23-24 CNIC, together with the Union of Concerned Scientists, held an international conference at the United Nations University in Tokyo. The theme of the conference was ‘the US-Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and...

PuPo 2017 Presentations

 Please see speakers profiles here Click on the names of speakers below to see their presentation/materials More will be added as they become available DAY 1: 23 February (Thurs) 10.00-10.10 Welcome Speech (Koichi Hasegawa)...

Japan’s nuclear waste: Dangers and options

Report on two lectures by Prof. Frank von Hippel Prof. Frank von Hippel, from Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, gave talks in Tokyo on ‘Monju and Japan’s reprocessing policy’ and ‘Reducing...

Planned Monju Decommissioning ~The Changed Future of Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The Japanese government has practically decided to decommission the Monju fast breeder reactor. Because the reactor has been positioned at the core of Japan’s nuclear fuel cycle, its decommissioning will mark a significant change...

Prof. Frank von Hippel’s lecture slides

Prof. Frank von Hippel, from Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, gave lectures in Tokyo on ‘Monju and Japan’s reprocessing policy’ and ‘Reducing the danger of spent fuel pool fires’ on November...