Citizens' Nuclear Information Center Blog

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...

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India and Japan sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement On November 11 in Tokyo, the India-Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement was signed, amidst loud protests outside the Japanese Diet, and in cities across India. For Japan, the...

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...

The US controversy over the possible adoption of “no-first-use” nuclear weapons policy — What is Japan’s involvement?

About the beginning of July 2016, the media began to report that the Obama administration is weighing the adoption of a “no-first-use” policy of nuclear weapons, which would limit the use of nuclear arsenals...