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Japan will have only one nuclear reactor – Genkai 4 – operating for the next six weeks after Kansai Electric Power Co shut down Ohi 4 in Fukui Prefecture for regular maintenance on 3 November, Asahi Shimbun reported.

Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsonly-one-power-reactor-remains-in-operation-in-japan-8354484

Germany is showing continued strong support for the International Atomic Energy Agency's mission to foster global peace and development, even as the country phases out its own use of nuclear power, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday during a two-day visit to Germany. Decommissioning and waste management will be important areas for future cooperation between Germany and the IAEA, he said.

Date: Saturday, 07 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-Germany-as-key-member,-despite-nuclear-p

Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) today approved the operational safety programme submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) for its seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Tepco is working towards restarting units 6 and 7 at the site in Niigata prefecture.

Date: Friday, 06 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-plant-passes-restart-review

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has commissioned Japanese experts to independently observe and document the collection of seawater, marine sediment and fish samples from coastal waters in Fukushima Prefecture. The aim is to support the quality assurance of data collection and analysis by Japanese laboratories for radioactivity measurements.

Date: Wednesday, 04 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-to-oversee-collection-of-marine-samples-near-fukushima-8342487

Three independent Japanese experts are to monitor the collection of marine samples near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The aim is to support the quality assurance of data collection and analysis by Japanese laboratories for radioactivity measurements.

Date: Tuesday, 03 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Japanese-experts-to-oversee-marine-readings-for-IA

Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) today approved the operational safety programme submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) for its seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Tepco is working towards restarting units 6 and 7 at the site in Niigata prefecture.

Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-plant-passes-key-restart-review

Japan has deferred a decision to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site into the sea, in face of strong opposition from fishermen.

Date: Friday, 30 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapan-postpones-decision-on-release-of-fukushima-water-8206958

Germany is showing continued strong support for the International Atomic Energy Agency's mission to foster global peace and development, even as the country phases out its own use of nuclear power, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday during a two-day visit to Germany. Decommissioning and waste management will be important areas for future cooperation between Germany and the IAEA, he said.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-Germany-as-key-member-despite-nuclear-ph

Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) yesterday approved safety measures submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) for unit 7 of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata prefecture. The approval brings the unit one step closer to restart, pending local consent.

Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Safety-upgrade-plan-approved-for-Kashiwazaki-Kariw

Tenex-Japan Co, a subsidiary of Russian nuclear trade organisation Techsnabexport has signed a direct contract with Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings Inc to carry out research work on the handling radioactive zeolites.

Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstenex-to-conduct-study-for-fukushima-daiichi-8138340