2 April 2016

This serves to notify the US-Japan Joint Statement on Nuclear Security Cooperation announced at the fourth Nuclear Security Summit.

1.A US-Japan joint statement on nuclear security cooperation has been announced shortly after the fourth Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington DC on 1 April. The activities of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) involves the following 2 points as part of the ongoing efforts of Japan to minimize sensitive nuclear material.

(1) Completed the removal of all highly enriched uranium (HEU) and separated plutonium from the Fast Critical Assembly (FCA) of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
(2) Currently, the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA), which uses HEU fuels, is to be converted to a nuclear unit that runs on low-enriched uranium (LEU), and all HEU fuels are to be transported to the United States.

2.The removal of nuclear fuels at the FCA conforms to the joint statement released by the Japan and U.S. leaders at Hague Nuclear Security Summit in March 2014.

3.Also, Japan and U.S. will continue to work together in drawing up a concrete plan on the newly announced agreement regarding the conversion of the KUCA facility to run on LEU, and the removal of HEU fuels.

Attached document : Joint Statement on Nuclear Security Cooperation

<Person in charge>

【For Japan-U.S. Joint Statement in general】Research and Development Bureau, International Nuclear and Fusion Energy Affairs Division
Senba, Yamamura, Okabe
Tel: 03-5253-4111 (main) (extension 4161)

【For Kyoto University】Basic Research Promotion Division -Scientific Research Institutes Division Ushio, Nakajima
Tel: 03-5253-4111(main)(extension 4298)