Energy supports our daily lives. Securing a stable and low-cost energy is extremely important to continue to further develop Japan.
However, Japan's energy supply structure is immensely vulnerable, relying almost completely on overseas energy resources. For this reason, it is necessary to continue to use nuclear power as an important power source.
Thus, from the perspective of efficiently using uranium resources, the establishment of a nuclear fuel cycle has been eagerly awaited.
Under these circumstances, with the understanding and cooperation of the local residents of Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, we at Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited have been undertaking the nuclear fuel cycle businesses.
In addition, our nuclear fuel cycle facilities including Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant are under stringent safeguards by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a domestic authority in order to ensure that the facilities are conducted with solely peaceful purpose.
We are making every effort to set the best practice on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, achieving both our businesses and nuclear nonproliferation.
On the other hand, nuclear power safety and reliability has been drawing a lot of attention from all across the world following the Tokyo Electric Power Co., Ltd. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident.
We will never forget the lessons learned from the accident. Playing our own part in the energy security of Japan, we will continue to move forward with business placing the highest priority on safety.