Atomic Energy Society of Japan
  ININ: International Nuclear Information Network
Atomic Energy Society of Japan

What's New

• Sep. 09, 2023:   Top page (Greetings, Bylaw & Rule, Committee Members, Schedule, Bulletin), Events page.  NEW! 
• Mar. 25, 2024:   Events page.
• Mar. 12, 2024:   Events page, Activities page.

About ININ

Greetings from the Chairperson  NEW! 

46th Chair
Kazuaki Kito of Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.

Effective as of April 2024, I, Kazuaki Kito of Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., received the official appointment of Chair of the International Nuclear Information Network (hereinafter, ININ). I have taken over the role from my predecessor and 45th Chair, Ikuo Hoshino of JGC CORPORATION, and with the cooperation of Vice-Chair Kenya Suyama of Japan Atomic Energy Agency including all Executive Committee members, we will continue to operate ININ. I look forward to working with everyone.

In the midst of the increasing number of countries and regions that are declaring their goals for carbon neutrality and the growing momentum for decarbonization worldwide, in Japan, we have made an international pledge to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 46% in fiscal 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Our nation has expressed a strong determination to forge ahead with climate change issues throughout the whole country. On the other hand, the critical energy situation that became apparent due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine has made us realize once again that the energy supply system in Japan is still fragile and that this poses a significant challenge to our energy security.

Against this backdrop, during the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference, which was held in the United Arab Emirates in 2023, the vital role that nuclear energy plays was re-highlighted together with global expectations for its use from the perspectives of ensuring energy security and mitigating CO2/carbon dioxide emissions. Utilization of nuclear energy is specified in the Summary of Global Climate Action at COP28, and on the 2nd of December in the same year during COP28, it was declared that 22 countries including Japan advance the aspirational goal of “tripling nuclear power capacity by 2050 compared to 2020 levels”, (the number of endorsing countries has since increased to 25 as of January 2024).

Domestically, in the “Basic Policy for the Realization of Green Transformation (GX)”, announced by the Japanese government, it states that efforts are to be promoted in research and development (R&D) through international cooperation, the construction of a robust supply chain, along with ensuring nuclear safety and security. Moreover, we are also expected to play a supporting role in other countries wishing to expand the use of nuclear energy, by sharing our accumulated experience through the construction and operation of nuclear power plants domestically. These activities will not only contribute to solving global energy issues, but will lead to the maintenance and development of manufacturing and R&D infrastructure in Japan.

While the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) is required to play a proactive role in addressing these issues, at ININ, which is positioned as the Japanese branch of the American Nuclear Society, we endeavor to continue making a difference.

Thus, we wish to develop our activities in liaison with the AESJ, with the cooperation of various sectors, together with the support of AESJ members including our own ININ members, and we very much appreciate everyone’s continued guidance and advice.

Purpose

The International Nuclear Information Network(ININ), of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan(AESJ), aims at

  1. promoting the co-operation between AESJ and the overseas nuclear societies, agencies, industries and so on.
  2. facilitating members' harmony among AESJ and the overseas nuclear societies.
  3. encouraging broad use of nuclear energy information in the world.

Activities

Bylaw & Rule  NEW! 

Current Bylaws and Rules was reviewed by the steering committee along with the new form proposed by AESJ and it was approved by the Board of Directors of AESJ in October 2010.
the Bylaws and Rules of International Nuclear Information Network (ININ)

ININ also prescribes Bylaws of the Japan local section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Incorporated.

Committee Members  NEW! 

46th (As of April 2024)

Chair Kazuaki Kito Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy
https://www.hitachi-hgne.co.jp/en/
Vice-chair Kenya Suyama Japan Atomic Energy Agency Japan Atomic Energy Agency
https://www.jaea.go.jp/english/
Secretary Hideaki Sadamatsu Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy
https://www.hitachi-hgne.co.jp/en/
Treasurer Takuya Seshimo JAPAN NUS JAPAN NUS
https://www.janus.co.jp/en/
Members Mitsumasa Fujita The Japan Atomic Power Company The Japan Atomic Power Company
http://www.japc.co.jp/english/
Toshitake Kurashige Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
https://www.mhi.com/
Tohru Suzuki Tokyo City University Tokyo City University
https://www.tcu.ac.jp/english/
Tai Furuta Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
https://criepi.denken.or.jp/en/
Kenji Matsuzaki Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions
https://www.global.toshiba/ww/company/energy.html
Chie Oda Japan Atomic Energy Agency Japan Atomic Energy Agency
https://www.jaea.go.jp/english/
Ikuo Hoshino JGC JGC
https://www.jgc.com/en/
Masako De Franco JGC JGC
https://www.jgc.com/en/
Previous committee members [1st - 46th]

Records

2010 Standardized regulation of IAC
2006 Start up HP
1998 Local Section Awards
1973 Foreign Professional Societies Coordinating Committee, Dr. TAKEDA Eiichi as 1st chairman

Schedule  NEW! 

2024

Bulletin