Nuke Info Tokyo No. 197 (July/August 2020)

Nuke Info Tokyo is a bi-monthly newsletter that aims to provide English speaking friends with up-to-date information on the Japanese nuclear industry and the movements against it.

Editor: Caitlin Stronell

Translators: Pat Ormsby, Tony Boys, Nishioka Mayumi, Mizuno Sumie

Proofreaders: Tony Boys, Yamaguchi Yukio


The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (KKNPS), owned by TEPCO and located in Niigata Prefecture in the northwest of Japan. There are a total of 7 units in this nuclear power station and TEPCO is desperate to restart Units 6 and 7. Although safety approval has already been granted by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the local people, through various methods, have so far prevented restarts. This edition of NIT features articles from different perspectives on how and why these restarts have been prevented and what the future may hold.



Current State and Future Directions of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station Accident Verification Supervisory Committee (by Ikeuchi Satoru)

Niigata Prefecture Technical Committee “Task 1”: Discussion on the Current Situation of the Verification of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (by Tanaka Mitsuhiko)

Post-Corona Japan, the Quake-Nuke-Maglev Combined Disaster and the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPS (by Ishibashi Katsuhiko)

Local political situation around Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (by Yabe Tadao)

Current situation regarding the court case demanding an injunction on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (by Ito Yoshinori)

Voice of Fukushima Daiichi Evacuee in Niigata Prefecture (by Kanno Masashi)

News Watch  Serious Consideration of Overseas Treatment of Radioactive Wastes / Suits Filed by Kansai Electric Power Company and Five of its Shareholders against Former Executives / NRA Censures JAPC over Deleted and Rewritten Data in Tsuruga Unit 2 Inspection / Ibaraki Prefectural Assembly Defeats Bill for Citizens’ Vote on Restart of Tokai Daini / One after Another Voice Opposes Oceanic Release of Tritium-contaminated Water / Joint Venture by TEPCO and Toshiba for Safety Facility Construction at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Unit 6.

Who’s Who: Ogiso Shigeko, a tough leader in the anti-nuke movement


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