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Japanese reactor restarts after lifting of injunction

Corporate

17 May 2017

Takahama units 3 and 4 - 48Kansai Electric Power Company announced today that it had restarted unit 4 of its Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture. The reactor - which together with unit 3 has been offline since March 2016 - is expected to re-enter commercial operation next month.

Toshiba creates subsidiaries 'to maximise value'

Corporate

24 April 2017

Toshiba Corp said today it will establish its four in-house companies as wholly-owned subsidiaries and aim to "to maximise the value of each business". As of 1 October, it will split off its Energy Systems & Solutions Company, and the Nuclear Energy Systems & Solutions Division, and transfer them to a newly established company.

Exelon and JAPC form joint venture, Horizon welcomes move

Corporate

13 April 2017

Exelon Generation and Japan Atomic Power Company have formed a joint venture company "to leverage Exelon's expertise in operational excellence and safety among international operators using Japanese reactor technologies". The new company, JExel Nuclear, is expected to sign an "advisory services" contract with Horizon Nuclear Power.

Toshiba projects JPY950 billion loss for FY2016

Corporate

15 May 2017

Japan's Toshiba Corporation expects to report a consolidated net loss of JPY950 billion ($8.4 billion) for the 2016-2017 financial year, ending 31 March, according to unaudited results it released today. Last month, the company warned of a net loss for the full year of about JPY1 trillion.

Decommissioning plans approved for five Japanese units

Waste and Recycling

19 April 2017

Decommissioning plans for five Japanese reactors officially taken out of service in April 2015 have today been approved by the country's nuclear regulator. The plans outline the facilities and equipment to be dismantled and a timetable for completing the work.

Nuclear's fate in Japan depends on public acceptance

Nuclear Policies

12 April 2017

Japan's continued use of nuclear power requires the public to be informed about the importance of the energy source and for its confidence in the industry to be restored, according to Japan Atomic Industrial Forum chairman Takashi Imai.