Premised first on ensuring safety, MEXT steadily promotes research and development on nuclear power that is prioritized as policy-oriented subject.

- To ensure a stable energy supply over the long term, MEXT promotes research and development on projects such as the prototype fast breeder reactor Monju that aims to establish the nuclear fuel cycle.

- We promote cutting-edge nuclear energy science and technology such as nuclear fusion which is hoped to become energy sources in the future and quantum beam technology etc.

- We promote policies to support sustained development in the communities where nuclear facilities are located and to assist initiatives on training nuclear energy experts and education related to energy and nuclear power.

- We promote efforts to ensure non-proliferation and peaceful use of nuclear energy through safeguards, cooperation with other countries, and so on.

(Atomic Energy Division, Research and Development Bureau)