Japan UK MoU on Nuclear Cooperation

Japanese and British Ministers in charge of energy policy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on nuclear power cooperation.

Hiroshige Seko and Greg Clark met in Tokyo.

They agreed that their governments will seek to conduct technological research on scrapping the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and decontamination near the facility.

They also agreed to discuss planned construction of a nuclear power station in the UK.

Japan’s Hitachi and Toshiba are involved in the project. Based on the memorandum, Japan plans to coordinate financing for the project by government-affiliated institutions.