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Cablegate: Nuclear Energy: Japan and France Reaffirm Shared

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DEPT FOR ISN/NESS RICHARD NEPHEW AND EAP/J HEATHER DRESSER

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TAGS: KNNP ENRG PREL IAEA MNUC FR JA
SUBJECT: NUCLEAR ENERGY: JAPAN AND FRANCE REAFFIRM SHARED
VISION

Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.

1. (SBU) Prime Minister Fukuda and French Prime Minister
Fillon reaffirmed Japan and France see a prominent role for
nuclear energy in achieving sustainable growth and energy
security in their respective countries at their meeting in
Tokyo April 11. Their joint Declaration on Cooperation in
the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy also stresses the
importance of non-proliferation efforts and ensuring the 3Ss
(safeguards, safety, and security) in introducing nuclear
power generation in other countries.

2. (SBU) MOFA contacts point out the Declaration does not
contain new initiatives, but rather is a review of existing
bilateral and multilateral efforts and prospects for future
collaboration. Among bilateral activities are the ongoing
commercial partnerships to build Japan's Rokkasho
Reprocessing Plant (which PM Fillon visits April 12) and
develop next generation nuclear technologies in the U.S., as
well as research collaboration on fast breeder reactors. The
Declaration also notes Japan and France's support for fuel
cycle initiatives through the Generation IV International
Forum (GIF) and the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP),
and their respective contributions to the ITER project.

3. (SBU) MOFA provided Embassy officers with the
English-language version of the Declaration, which was sent
to ISN/NESS Richard Nephew and EAP/J Heather Dresser via
unclassified email. (Note: According to MOFA contacts, the

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text of the Declaration was negotiated in English and then
translated into Japanese and French for official release.
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