News & Topics for FY '14

News & Topics

  • Mar. 10, 2015; The second council of parliamentary association of Liberal Democratic Party for high-temperature gas-cooled reactor promotion (Chairman; Takeshi Noda chairman of the LDP's Tax System Research Commission) was held and a written resolution including the policy to claim early resumption of operation of HTTR and establishment of a framework for joint investigation by industry, academia and government was adopted.
  • Dec. 18, 2014; Press release "JAEA starts to join Coordinated Research Program of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for establishment of international safety standards of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor" was issued.
  • Nov. 26, 2014; Press release "About application for confirmation of compatibility to new regulation standards of reactor facility of High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR)" was issued.
  • Oct. 1, 2014; Chief examiner (Prof. Koji Okamoto, Univ. of Tokyo) of R&D Working Group of High-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology gave an interim report in Atomic Science and Technology Committee (Head; Prof. Akira Yamaguchi, Osaka Univ.) of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
  • Aug. 4, 2014; JAEA concluded an annex with Indonesia Atomic Agency (BATAN) for cooperation regarding research and development on high-temperature gas-cooled reactor. Press release was issued.
  • Jul. 7, 2014; Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura inspected HTTR and Hydrogen Production Test Facility.
  • Jun. 19, 2014; The initial council of parliamentary association of Liberal Democratic Party for high-temperature gas-cooled reactor promotion (Chairman; Takeshi Noda chairman of the LDP's Tax System Research Commission) was held and attended by 40 members of the National Diet. The chairman Noda referred that high-temperature gas-cooled reactor science and technology level of japan was in the forefront of the world and the Japanese government should support R&D as national issue.
  • Jun. 4-5, 2014; mender of JAEA attended 20 years of memorial ceremony of Japan and the Republic of Kazakhstan cooperation and gave a lecture on the cooperation of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor.
  • Apr. 11, 2014; R& on high-temperature gas-cooled reactor and hydrogen production technology utilizing HTGR was positioned in a national plan as in 'Strategic Energy Plan' it was specified that under international cooperation the Government of Japan facilitates R&D of nuclear technologies, which will contribute for advancing safety, such as HTGR which has inherent safety characteristics and prospective industrial application such as hydrogen production.
  • Apr. 7, 2014; A member of The National Diet Noda, Minister of the Environment Ishihara and Parliamentary Secretary Makihara inspected HTTR and Hydrogen Production Test Facility.

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  • Jan 16, 2015; "High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor, Toward Joint Development" The cooperation with Indonesia was placed on the front page of The Yomiuri Shimbun.
  • Sep 17, 2014; "Next Generation Atomic Reactor, Toward Resuming Research" Application for confirmation of compatibility to new regulation standards of reactor facility of High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) was placed on the front page of The Yomiuri Shimbun.
  • Aug 25, 2014; "Safe Nuclear Power Plant, the Government Facilitates the Development, Toward Practical Application on 2020" Characteristics of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor which has lower risk of severe accident was placed on the 17th page of The Sankei Shimbun.
  • Sep 17, 2014; "Facilitation of Next Generation Atomic Reactor R&D" the 'Strategic Energy Plan' in which the facilitation of safe high-temperature gas-cooled reactor R&D was specified was placed on the front page of The Yomiuri Shimbun.