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Japan Expresses Renewed Interest in Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Japan recently renewed interest in constructing advanced nuclear reactors domestically.  According to S&P Global, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in a November 30 interview stated that it will create a working group to lead the effort to construct a demonstration fast neutron demonstration reactor in Japan.

This is complementary to a joint 2014 French-Japanese agreement to increase research into fast neutron reactors under the Advanced Sodium Technological Reactor for Industrial Demonstration, or ASTRID, program.

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