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April 14, 2014

"Japan to Press Forward on Reprocessing Plant" Global Security Newswire / April 11, 2014 Japan on Friday finalized plans to continue preparations for its Rokkasho facility to eventually produce plutonium for use in power reactors, Reuters reports.... View Source ›

April 10, 2014

Hiroko Tabuchi, "Japan Pushes Plan to Stockpile Plutonium, Despite Proliferation Risks" The New York Times / April 9, 2014 Just weeks after Japan agreed to give up a cache of weapons-grade plutonium, the country is set to push ahead with a program that would produce new stockpiles of the material, creating a proliferation risk for decades to come.... View Source ›

April 7, 2014

Lolita C. Baldor, "An AREVA spokesperson said the life-cycle cost of the Savannah River Site's MOX facility is closer to $17 billion – not the $30 " Associated Press / April 6, 2014 The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday... View Source ›

March 27, 2014

"Japan Defends Retaining Large Stockpile of Plutonium" Global Security Newswire / March 26, 2014 Japan on Tuesday defended its retention of a large stockpile of plutonium, which arms control advocates want to see reduced, Kyodo News reports.... View Source ›

March 26, 2014

"China says Japan nuclear stockpile move step in right direction" Reuters / March 25, 2014 China said on Tuesday that Japan's agreeing to turn over sensitive nuclear material of potential use in bombs to the United States was a step in the right direction, but that it had other material it still needed to hand over.... View Source ›

March 24, 2014

Jonathan Tirone and Jacob Adelman, "Japan’s Plutonium Plans Stoke China Tensions on A-Bomb Risk" Bloomberg / March 24, 2014 Japan is planning to start a $21 billion nuclear reprocessing plant, stoking concern in China the facility’s output could be diverted for use in an atomic bomb.... View Source ›

March 24, 2014

Michael D. Shear and David E. Sanger, "Japan to Let U.S. Assume Control of Nuclear Cache" The New York Times / March 23, 2014 Japan will announce Monday that it will turn over to Washington more than 700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and a large quantity of highly enriched uranium, a decades-old research stockpile that is large enough to build dozens of nuclear weapons, according to American and Japanese officials.... View Source ›

March 14, 2014

Mari Saito and Kentaro Hamada, "Japan puts two reactors on shortlist for restart screening" Reuters / March 13, 2014 Japan put two reactors on a shortlist for a final round of safety checks on Thursday, moving a step closer to a revival of the country's nuclear industry, three years after the Fukushima disaster led to the shutdown of all plants.... View Source ›

March 12, 2014

"Report: U.S. Presses Japan to Augment Plutonium-Plant Defenses" Global Security Newswire / March 11, 2014 Washington is quietly urging Japan to bolster protective forces at a facility set to produce bomb-useful plutonium, the Center for Public Integrity reports.... View Source ›

March 12, 2014

Diane Barnes, "Japan Atomic Disaster Prompted Nuclear Reforms Elsewhere" Global Security Newswire / March 11, 2014 The regulatory impact of Japan's Fukushima crisis extends far past the island nation's shores, says a U.S. report issued on the disaster's third anniversary... View Source ›

March 6, 2014

"Envoy: Japan's Plutonium Not a Worry for U.S." Global Security Newswire / March 5, 2014 A high-level U.S. envoy on Wednesday said Japan's plutonium stockpile poses no concern to the United States, Reuters reports.... View Source ›

February 21, 2014

"Fukushima Operator Reports Large Contaminated-Water Spill" Global Security Newswire / February 20, 2014 Japan's Fukushima atomic energy facility spilled 100 metric tons of water containing large amounts of radioactive contaminants, Reuters reports.... View Source ›

February 18, 2014

"Japan Hints it Could Allow U.S. Nuclear Basing in a Crisis" Global Security Newswire / February 14, 2014 Tokyo hinted on Friday that it could permit the basing of U.S. nuclear weapons on Japanese territory in the event of a serious threat to its national security.... View Source ›

January 28, 2014

"Japan Yields to U.S. on Demand for Plutonium" Global Security Newswire / January 27, 2014 Japan has agreed to send the United States 730 pounds of plutonium, yielding to a years-old demand by the Obama administration, Kyodo News reports.... View Source ›