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Title: Toward better management of nuclear materials in Japan and Asia

Abstract

The Asian region is drawing a great deal of attention from all over the world regarding its possible future role as the core of worldwide peaceful nuclear energy development. Northeast Asia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan already have a significant amount of nuclear power generation. Furthermore, these countries together with China have expansion plans. Southeast Asia is just beginning to plan and construct civilian nuclear power stations. Among these Asian countries, Japan can be regarded as one of the most developed nations as far as peaceful nuclear energy is concerned. Within Japan several nuclear fuel cycle facilities, including reprocessing and uranium enrichment facilities, are in operation. Research and developmental activities on fast breeder reactors are continuing. On this occasion the author explains three topics in general. The first is the history and the present situation of Japanese nuclear energy development and nuclear materials management. The second topic is Japan`s efforts to strengthen international nonproliferation efforts, which include: various assistances in the dismantling of the former Soviet Union`s nuclear forces; Japan`s participation in the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), which is responsible for the supply of two light water reactors to the Democratic people`s Republic of Korea (DPRK); Japan`s initiative andmore » contributions to the establishment of guidelines for use and storage of separated plutonium; technical and financial support to the IAEA safeguards implementation; and the strengthening of the Japanese system of accounting for and control of nuclear materials (SSAC) in connection with the Agency`s activity, Program 93+2. The last topic addresses is concerned with nuclear energy in the Asian region. The concept of ASIATOM, or PACIFIC ATOM is now being widely discussed in several countries in Asia. The author discusses this idea, especially regarding the objectives, possible contents and the structures.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Nuclear Material Control Center, Tokyo (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
460549
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
JNMM
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PBD: Nov 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; JAPAN; ASIA; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; NON-PROLIFERATION POLICY; NUCLEAR WEAPONS DISMANTLEMENT; IAEA SAFEGUARDS

Citation Formats

Kurihara, Hiroyoshi. Toward better management of nuclear materials in Japan and Asia. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Kurihara, Hiroyoshi. Toward better management of nuclear materials in Japan and Asia. United States.
Kurihara, Hiroyoshi. 1996. "Toward better management of nuclear materials in Japan and Asia". United States.
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title = {Toward better management of nuclear materials in Japan and Asia},
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abstractNote = {The Asian region is drawing a great deal of attention from all over the world regarding its possible future role as the core of worldwide peaceful nuclear energy development. Northeast Asia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan already have a significant amount of nuclear power generation. Furthermore, these countries together with China have expansion plans. Southeast Asia is just beginning to plan and construct civilian nuclear power stations. Among these Asian countries, Japan can be regarded as one of the most developed nations as far as peaceful nuclear energy is concerned. Within Japan several nuclear fuel cycle facilities, including reprocessing and uranium enrichment facilities, are in operation. Research and developmental activities on fast breeder reactors are continuing. On this occasion the author explains three topics in general. The first is the history and the present situation of Japanese nuclear energy development and nuclear materials management. The second topic is Japan`s efforts to strengthen international nonproliferation efforts, which include: various assistances in the dismantling of the former Soviet Union`s nuclear forces; Japan`s participation in the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), which is responsible for the supply of two light water reactors to the Democratic people`s Republic of Korea (DPRK); Japan`s initiative and contributions to the establishment of guidelines for use and storage of separated plutonium; technical and financial support to the IAEA safeguards implementation; and the strengthening of the Japanese system of accounting for and control of nuclear materials (SSAC) in connection with the Agency`s activity, Program 93+2. The last topic addresses is concerned with nuclear energy in the Asian region. The concept of ASIATOM, or PACIFIC ATOM is now being widely discussed in several countries in Asia. The author discusses this idea, especially regarding the objectives, possible contents and the structures.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/460549}, journal = {JNMM},
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volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {11}
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