The 11th Meeting of the Japan - France Nuclear Cooperation Committee (Results)
On March 6, the 11th meeting of the Japan - France Nuclear Cooperation Committee was held in Tokyo under the co-chairmanship of Mr. KAIFU Atsushi, Director General for Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. François JACQ, Chairman and Executive Officer, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
- At this meeting, meaningful discussions were held on a wide range of nuclear energy issues, including nuclear energy policy of both countries, research and development, fast and advanced nuclear reactors, with a special focus on SMR, nuclear safety cooperation, nuclear security, nuclear emergency preparedness and response, back-end of the fuel cycle, final waste management, current status of decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and the discharge of ALPS treated water into the sea.
- On March 7, Mr. François JACQ and his delegation visited TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to see the status of decommissioning work at the plant and preparations for the discharge of ALPS treated water into the sea. Regarding the discharge of ALPS treated water into the sea, the French side expressed its support for Japan's efforts for IAEA review and for its compliance with international nuclear safety and radio protection standards.
In the Japan - France Joint Declaration on Nuclear Energy and Energy Policy issued at the Japan - France Summit Meeting in October 2011, it was decided to establish a committee composed of relevant participants from both countries in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas related to nuclear energy. The first meeting was held in Tokyo in February 2012, and the previous 10th meeting was held online in January 2021.