Signing of the Practical Arrangements between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Cooperation in the Area of Support to the Implementation of Nuclear Security Measures on the Occasion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

February 15, 2018
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  1. 1 On February 15 in Vienna, H.E. Mr. Mitsuru Kitano, Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Vienna, and Mr. Juan Carlos Lentijo, Deputy Director General of Department of Nuclear Safety and Security of the International Atomic Energy Agency, signed the "Practical Arrangements between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Cooperation in the Area of Support to the Implementation of Nuclear Security Measures on the Occasion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games”(PDF)Open a New Window in the presence of H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

    2 These Practical Arrangements establish a framework for cooperation , including support for the participation of IAEA experts in events organized in relation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, exchanges of information related to nuclear security events, the loan of radiation detection equipment, etc.

    3 Japan intends to strengthen its cooperation with the IAEA to take all possible counterterrorism measures at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including preventive measures against nuclear terrorism.

    [Reference 1] International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    The IAEA is an international organization established in 1957 for the purposes of promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, preventing the diversion of nuclear energy for military purposes based on the Statute of the IAEA. (It currently has 169 Member States ).

    [Reference 2] Practical Arrangements between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Cooperation in the Area of Support to the Implementation of Nuclera Security Measures on the Occasion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (outline)
    ●Scope of the cooperation
    ・Coordination and organization of technical meetings, as required to implement these Practical Arrangements
    ・Support to enable IAEA experts to participate as speakers or lecturers in events organized in relation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games;
    ・The provision by the IAEA of training courses, workshops, seminars, technical visits and exercises related to nuclear security systems and measures for major public events
    ・The exchange of information related to nuclear security events, as appropriate; and
    ・The loan of selected types of radiation detection equipment
    ●Points of Contact : IAEA Secretariat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
    ●Consultations: consult regularly regarding the activities under these Practical Arrangements.
    ●These Practical Arrangements are not legally binding.
    ●The implementation of the activities will be subject to the availability of funds.
    ●The Parties will not use the names, emblems or flags of the IAEA and Ministry of Foreign Affairs without such prior permission.
    ●Support the widest possible dissemination while also ensuringthe confidentiality of information.
    ●Consulting each other as appropriate on issues relating to intellectual property.
    ●Any disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation or implementation of these Practical Arrangements will be amicably settled. ●Noting the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the IAEA.
    ●No modification will be valid unless mutually confirmed.
    ●These Practical Arrangements will remain valid for a period of 3 years. Either Party may discontinue these practical Arrangements by giving 60 days’ written notice to the other Party.