Recovery from Great East Japan Earthquake

March 4, 2015

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a briefing session with relevant ministries and organizations and gave explanations on the recent updates regarding TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to the diplomatic missions on March 4th.

The issues that were covered in the session are listed below and the documents, brochures and a video clip used or provided in the session are available in the link enlisted under each item. As for the concrete information provided in the session, please refer to these items.

  • Overview of the Current Status of countermeasures implementation for contaminated water issues and decommissioning process of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station by METI ((i) The effect of ground water by-passing, (ii) Removal of Unit 1 building temporary cover, (iii) Injection of cutoff material into the trench) (METI)
  • Explanation on recent topics by TEPCO (TEPCO) ((i) Unit 2 reactor building and large carry-in entrance rooftop accumulated water quality results and preventive countermeasures being taken or to be taken, (ii) Completion of the fuel removal from Unit 4) (TEPCO)
  • Results of sea area monitoring and recent trend (NRA)
  • The safety of fishery products

At the end of the briefing, MOFA introduced to the diplomatic missions Japan's report on events and highlights on the progress related to recovery operations at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which the Government of Japan provides regularly and continuously to the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and which the agency uploads on its webpage with its comment on the content of the report.

The report includes comprehensive information on on-site management of the Fukushima Daiichi NPS, off-site decontamination, sea water monitoring results, food safety, radiation protection of workers and other measures taken by the Government. For further information, please refer to the following webpage.

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