Message from Director General of Oarai R&D Institute

Director General of Oarai R&D Institute
Director General of Oarai R&D Institute , JAEA
Hitoshi Negishi

The Oarai Research & Development Institute 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 Oarai Institute is the only unique nuclear research institute in Japan consistently dedicating to the research and development (R&D) of advanced reactor technologies, and is known internationally today as a center of excellence for the advanced reactor R&D.

The advanced reactors are expected to contribute to securing energy diversity and achieving carbon-neutral society in Japan.

We conduct various R&D programs, based on the national policy, such as fast reactor technology, and high temperature gas-cooled reactor and heat application technology by effectively using JOYO(Experimental Fast Reactor), HTTR(High Temperature engineering Test Reactor), post-irradiation examination facilities and so on.

To support the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, we promote R&D programs and domestic/international human resource development based on our R&D facilities and expertise.

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 Oarai Institute.

We look forward to receiving further guidance and support from you.

Japan Atomic Energy Agency

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