Nuclear

Export to Japan Nuclear Industry page
The Japanese Nuclear industry has undergone a period of significant upheaval following the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March 2011. The accident brought into focus the need to consider nuclear decommissioning both at Fukushima Daiichi, and potentially at other nuclear plants in the future. Japan is at the beginning of the decommissioning process, and as the mechanics of how this will be organised and funded are being worked out, it is a good time to enter the market. Knowledge of the UK’s experience and capability in nuclear decommissioning has been growing in Japan, and there is a keenness to learn from the projects we have carried out.
 
TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), the operators of the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant has been restructured, and an internal decommissioning arm has been created. Recognising the depth of UK experience, the Chief Decommissioning Officer of this organisation signed an MoU with Sellafield Ltd. during the visit of Prime Minister Abe to the UK in May 2014.
 
The Japanese Government's Decommissioning Roadmap gives the plan for decommissioning, and provides an idea of the areas of interest and when specific capabilities will be required. UK technology, and experience in decommissioning project and programme management are being sought.  Specialist technologies, with a proven track record (particularly if it has been used at Sellafield) are of great interest, as is experience in running large decommissioning projects.
 
Requests for Proposals (RFP) are now being issued on behalf of the Japanese Government, most recently on the separation of tritiated water (http://www.mri.co.jp/english/news/rc20140515_e.html). An RFP for innovative methods of fuel debris removal is expected to be issued in mid-June.
 
Please note that Nuclear is a sensitive issue in Japan. The UK Trade & Investment Japan team can advise you of the best way to go about building trust and relationships here, so please do get in touch with us.

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Japan Time
25 May
2016
UK Time
25 May
2016

Current Situation in the Japanese Nuclear Industry: Webinar

Webinar: Current Situation in the Japanese Nuclear Industry - Export to Japan
25 May 2016
25 May 2016
10am | UK Time
6pm | Japan Time
Online
Free

British companies considering market entry will hear about plans to restart reactors, whether Japan is looking for support in decommissioning activities, and forthcoming trade shows. 

Japan Time
28 Sep
2015
UK Time
28 Sep
2015

3rd UK-Japan Nuclear Decommissioning Workshop

3rd UK-Japan Nuclear Decommissioning Workshop - Export to Japan
28 to 30 September 2015
28 to 30 September 2015
9:00am | Japan Time
9:00am | Japan Time

Join this third nuclear decommissioning workshop, with an agenda agreed in co-operation with the Japanese Government, TEPCO and the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDA).

UKTI Civil Nuclear Showcase 2015

UKTI Civil Nuclear Showcase 2015 - Export to Japan

18 February 2015

For companies wishing to export internationally to such markets as Japan, but who aren't quite ready to attend an overseas trade mission, a UK based event such as the UKTI Civil Nuclear Showcase 2015 can be an excellent first step. Natalie Stirrup of Innovative Physics examines the benefits of attending a UKTI organised showcase. 

Japan Time
27 Jan
2015
UK Time
27 Jan
2015

Civil Nuclear Energy Showcase 2015

Civil Nuclear Energy Showcase 2015 - Export to Japan
27 January 2015
27 January 2015
9:00am | UK Time
9:00am | UK Time
Hotel Russell

Attend the Civil Nuclear Energy Showcase 2015 to meet senior international decision makers from key overseas nuclear markets representing Government, utilities, nuclear vendors and industry.

UK Decommissioning Support at Fukushima Daiichi

UK Decommissioning Support at Fukushima Daiichi - Export to Japan

Dr Keith Franklin, Head of the Nuclear Team at the British Embassy in Tokyo, speaks with John Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) about the ways in which the UK is supporting decommissioning and clean-up at Fukushima Daiichi power station. 

2nd UK-Japan Decommissioning Workshop in Tokyo

2nd UK-Japan Nuclear Decommissioning Workshop 2014

28 August 2014

The second UK-Japan nuclear decommissioning workshop welcomed more than 100 participants from both countries. Read more about the topics covered and about the depth of experience the UK has in this sector.

Japan Time
23 Sep
2014
UK Time
23 Sep
2014

Exhibit at RADIEX 2014

Join us at RADIEX 2014, a trade show for the nuclear decommisioning and clean-up market (Environmental Radioactivity Measures and Radioactive Waste Disposal International Exhibition).
23-26 September 2014
23-26 September 2014
4 day event | Japan Time
4 day event | Japan time
Tokyo
Free

Explore key business opportunities by exhibiting at RADIEX 2014, a trade show for the nuclear decommisioning and clean-up market (Environmental Radioactivity Measures and Radioactive Waste Disposal International Exhibition).

Nuclear In Japan: Opportunities For UK Expertise

Dr. Keith Franklin, Head of Nuclear at The British Embassy Tokyo, and Tim Hitchens, British Ambassador to Japan, discuss the opportunities for UK companies to assist Japan as it continues to recover and tackle the process of decommissioning Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.

The Nuclear industry in Japan remains a top issue since the devastating events of March 11, 2011. Find out how your company could engage with Japan to provide expertise and new technologies as the Japanese Government looks to foreign countries for help.

Abenomics And A More Open Japan

Ken O'Flaherty, Head of Prosperity Department at the British Embassy Tokyo, explains the recent changes in the Japanese market as a result of bold economic policy initiatives, famously coined 'Abenomics'.

Wondering what 'Abenomics' means for your business potential in Japan? Find out about the recent changes the Japanese market has seen under the current Shinzo Abe government and how UK companies can benefit from these bold economic policy moves. 

Japan Time
27 Jan
2014
UK Time
27 Jan
2014

Civil Nuclear Export Showcase

The Civil Nuclear Export Showcase 2014 is a must attend for UK companies in the nuclear sector.
27 - 29 January 2014
27 - 29 January 2014
3 day event | UK time
3 day event | UK time
London, UK
Free

An opportunity to meet key contacts from a number of overseas markets as well as UKTI Commercial Officers from around the world and find out about export opportunities in the civil nuclear sector.

Finding the Best Route to Market in Japan

Export to Japan - Finding the Best Route to Market in Japan

When you are confident of your market potential in Japan, you will want to find out the best way getting to market. Here we cover the general information you will need to consider when you plan your market entry strategy.

Current Opportunities

Current Business Opportunities in Japan - Export to Japan

A Japanese importer and distributor of IT solutions is seeking to represent UK companies which are interested in the Japanese market.All the current business opportunities with Japanese companies looking for specific products, technologies or services from the UK.