Message from Director General of Oarai R&D Center
The Oarai Research and Development Center of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has a long history and tradition, since it was established in Oarai in 1967, with accumulated significant research achievements. The Center is a unique nuclear research institute in Japan consistently dedicating to the research and development (R&D) of advanced reactor technologies, and is known today as an international center of excellence on the advanced reactor R&D.
Therefore, at the Post-irradiation examination facilities related to those differently specified experimental reactors such as JOYO(Experimental Fast Reactor) and HTTR (High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor), various R&D programs are conducted, based on the national policy such as Strategic Energy Policy, including: development of fast reactor technology; research and development on high-temperature gas-cooled reactor and related heat application technology; and technology advancement and safety enhancement for light water reactors.
Among the five basic R&D Sectors of JAEA, we at Oarai are performing R&Ds under the two Sectors, Nuclear Science Research and Fast Reactor R&D taking full advantage of our facilities and experienced human resources. Putting top priority on safety and reliability of nuclear facilities and keeping good relationship with local communities, we will actively challenge in forefront of R&Ds to fulfill the mission of the Center.
We look forward to receiving further guidance and support from you.