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December 3, 2020
Image of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics
Photograph of Chidorigafuchi
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games logo image
Photo of the national stadium

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) launched “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games” portal page inside its official website overviewing Japan’s comprehensive efforts on sport as well as Olympic and Paralympic in order to support the success of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

What’s New

Host Town Initiative

Articles on Host Town Initiative (from Monthly Glocal News)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), local partnership MOFA JAPAN” TwitterOpen a New Window

Secretariat of the Headquarters for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, “Host Town Initiative”Open a New Window

Recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

The Tokyo 2020 Games will present an opportunity for Japan to deliver a powerful message to the world on how it has been recovering from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

The Situation of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS)
  • The FDNPS has shifted from emergency situation to stabilized situation.The water stored at the FDNPS is ALPS-treated water, the radioactive materials of which are reduced by equipment such as ALPS to about one millionth, compared to the water before purification. No IAEA Member States challenged the key findings of the IAEA Reports on the FDNPS.
  • Statements made by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi after he visited FDNPS on 26 February 2020
    • What I saw today has been very impressive. I’ve witnessed a very systematic and meticulous effort to deal with every obstacle you have been finding along the way.”
    • The IAEA considers the disposal options (discharge into the sea and vapor release) as technically feasible and in line with international practice.”
    • Once a decision is taken on the way forward, the IAEA would be ready to assist in its implementation, for example in radiation monitoring. It could help provide reassurance to the public – in Japan and elsewhere – that any releases of water would be within international standards.”
  • Excerpts from the IAEA Review Report on the ALPS Subcommittee Report etc. published on 2 April 2020
    • The two options selected (discharge into the sea and vapor release) are technically feasible and would allow the timeline objective to be achieved. (Acknowledgement 4)
    • The IAEA Review Team also notes that the ALPS treated water will be further purified as necessary to meet the regulatory standards for discharge before dilution (Acknowledgement 4)
    • The IAEA Review Team is not aware of a solution currently available for the separation of tritium commensurate with the concentration and the volume of ALPS treated water. (Acknowledgement 3)
    • The IAEA Review Team holds the view that a decision on the disposition path for the stored ALPS treaed water must be taken urgently as an advisory point. (Advisory Point 1)
  • The Government of Japan (GOJ) will decide its basic policy on the handling of ALPS treated water.
  • Japan appreciates the IAEA’s Review Report of April 2020 and continues to count on the IAEA’s assessments.
  • The GoJ will continues to inform the international community of the situation of the FDNPS in a courteous and transparent manner.
  • The GOJ stands ready to explain our stances in response to any unfounded claim.

(Reference) ALPS-treated water: Water treated through multiple treatment facilities including ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System)

Associated Projects

Olympic Truce Resolution

Japan Brand Project

Japan Brand Program

Cultural Grant Assistance

Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Japan's ODA-related Stories from Africa

Japan Foundation

Legacy Creation: “beyond 2020” programOpen a New Window

Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020Open a New Window

Japan House

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