The 1st Annual Japan-UK Nuclear Dialogue

October 3, 2012

  1. On 4 and 5 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host the first Annual Japan-UK Nuclear Dialogue.

  2. Mr Shin Maruo, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Professor Sir John Beddington CMG FRS, the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor will co-chair the dialogue. A range of relevant representatives of Japanese and British authorities will participate.

  3. The Dialogue will discuss a range of subjects relevant to nuclear policy including nuclear safety and regulation, decommissioning, decontamination and nuclear research and development.

Background to the Annual Japan-UK Nuclear Dialogue
Prime Minister Noda and Prime Minister Cameron held a summit meeting in Japan and produced a joint statement during PM Cameron’s visit to Japan on 10 April this year. The ‘Japan-UK Framework on Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperation,’ which was annexed to the joint statement, states that Japan and the UK decided to launch an annual dialogue at senior level to strengthen bilateral cooperation across the full range of civil nuclear activities.