Japan - Plutonium Investigation n°2

Who's Who ?
In Japan

State & Industry

The Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPCO) federates nine private electricity utilities in Japan which operate nuclear power plants, corresponding to nine cities or regions (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Tokyo, Chubu, Hokuriku, Kansai, Chugoku, Shokoku, Kyushu). The utilities in FEPCO provide about three quarters of Japan's electricity.

Keidanrenn-kaikan Building, 9-4, 1-chome,
Ohte-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81-3 3279 2180

The Science and Technology Agency (STA) is the state body for the planning and administration of nuclear research and development. STA is also the regulatory authority for research reactors and activities related to nuclear fuel.

STA oversees PNC. 2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, , Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100
Tel: +81-3 3581 5197
Fax: +81-3 3581 5198

The Atomic Energy Commission is a consultatory body for the government on nuclear issues. It defines general policies. AEC is notably, responsible for the 1994 Long-Term Program for Research, Development and Utilisation of Nuclear Energy.

2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81-3 3581 2585
Fax: +81-3 3581 2487

The Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) operates most of the country's nuclear research activities. It operates research reactors (the advanced thermal reactor, Fugen, and the fast-breeder reactor, Monju) and demonstration facilities for nuclear fuel services (enrichment, fuel fabrication, reprocessing). It is involved in radioactive waste management and uranium mining activities. PNC, also known as Donen in Japanese, is to be reorganised, following several events at PNC facilities.

1-9-13 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo 107
Tel +81-3-3586-3311

The Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) is the industrial company set up by the electricity utilities for nuclear fuel services. It operates an industrial enrichment plant and is building a large scale reprocessing plant at Rokkasho-mura.

1-2-15 Hon-cho, Aomori-shi, Aomori 030
Tel +81-177-73-7171

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has overall governmental responsibility for the elaboration and application of nuclear energy policy in Japan.

3-1, 1-chome, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81-3 3501 1511

The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) is the main lobby organisation of the Japanese nuclear industry. It hosts every year a prestigious international conference and facilitates meetings amongst various actors in the field of nuclear energy.

1-13,1-Chome, Shimbashi Minato-Ku 105, Tokyo, JAPAN Tel: +81-3-35 08 24 11
Fax: +81-3-35 08 20 94

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Opposition activities & Contact addresses

The Citizens‚ Nuclear Information Center (CNIC) is the largest organisation representing critical citizens and scientists in Japan, both in terms of membership and staff. The organisation's director, Dr. Jinzaburo Takagi, a winner of the 1997 Alternative Nobel Prize, is a key reference for independent information on national and international nuclear matters. CNIC publishes an excellent, well-known newsletter in English, Nuke Info Tokyo.

Kotobuki Bldg, 3F, 1-58-15 Higashi-nakano Nakano-Ku, Tokyo 164
Tel: +81-3-53 30 95 20
Fax: +81-3 53 30 95 30
e-mail: cnic-jp@po.iijnet.or.jp

Stop the Monju
Stop the Monju is based in the Osaka area, but conducts a nation-wide campaign against the Monju fast breeder reactor, currently particularly against its restart. Stop the Monju,Fukiko Ikejima
2f Daini Hamada Bldg, 9-4 Kawahara -machi Hirakata-shi, Osaka 573
Tel&Fax: +81-720-43-1904
e-mail: VEA04661@niftyserve.or.jp

People of Fukui Opposing Nuclear Power
People of Fukui Opposing Nuclear Power is a prefecture-wide anti-nuclear organisation, currently working on Monju in particular. The Prefecture of Fukui has one of highest concentrations of Japanese nuclear installations with 15 reactors in one small area.

Miwako Ogiso, 2-1-8 Hoei, Fukui-shi, Fukui 910, Japan
Tel&Fax +81-776-25-7784

Plaintiffs Against Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities
Plaintiffs Against Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities is an organisation based in the Prefecture of Aomori, opposing the Rokkasho-mura fuel cycle facilities.

Kouji Asaishi, Nejiro Toko 33, Hachinohe-shi 031 Aomori, Japan
Tel: +81-178-43-1425
Fax: +81-178-43-1426
e-mail: asaishi@hi-net.or.jp

Green Action
Green Action is a small group coordinated by Aileen M. Smith, a very active and dynamic American-Japanese, concentrating on plutonium and other nuclear issues.

Aileen M. Smith Apt 103, 22-75 Tanaka Sekidencho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606, Japan Tel: +81-75/701 7223
Fax: +81-75/702 1952
e-mail: aileen@goldcoast.co.jp

Japan Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikin) is a nation-wide anti-nuclear weapon/peace movement supported by trade unions. Gensuikin is also opposed to the nuclear power program. It sponsors a series of highly respected international events during the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day season in August every year.

5F Hitotsubashi KI Bldg., 3-7-11 Kanda Jinbo-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101, Japan Tel: +81-3-3222-1091
Fax: +81-3-3222-1093
e-mail: gensuikin@igc.apc.org

Greenpeace Japan
Greenpeace Japan is campaining in particular against the transportation of plutonium and waste.

Yoyogikaikan 4F, 1-35-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5351 5400
Fax: +81-3-5351 5417

Plutonium Action Hiroshima
Plutonium Action Hiroshima i s a local group opposing plutonium production and use with good national and international.

Satomi Oba, 1673-17 Ichikawa, Siraki-cho, Asakita-ku 739-14, Hiroshima City, Japan
Tel: +81-82-828 2603
Fax: +81-82-828 2603

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