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取締役社長 村松 衛

Mamoru Muramatsu, President

The Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) was established in 1957. Ever since, JAPC has been as a pioneer in the field, continuously contributing to the development of nuclear power generation through constructing and operating the Tokai Power Station, the first commercial nuclear power plant in Japan, as well as the Tokai No. 2 Power Station and Tsuruga Power Station Units 1 and 2.

Looking to recent circumstances regarding nuclear power generation, great efforts have been made to have nuclear power facilities pass safety review in order to comply with the new regulatory requirements and reinforce safety measures. As a result, some nuclear power plants have been able to restart operations. On the other hand, an increasing number of nuclear power plant, including our Tsuruga Power Station Unit 1, are being or are set to be decommissioned. Outside Japan, nuclear power development has been promoted or resumed in China, India and developed countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States. JAPC believes nuclear power has entered a new era at home and abroad.

We have improved human resources and technologies through our business activities. We will further improve and make the most of these resources to appropriately operate existing nuclear power plants. We will also make efforts in pioneering a new nuclear power era by promoting the construction plan for Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4, providing support for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and its decommissioning work, and steady involvement in Britain’s Horizon Project.

Nuclear power generation is an important base load power source for Japan, which has few energy resources. We believe nuclear power would continue playing a major role in stable energy supply in the future. We sincerely appreciate your continued understanding and support for our activities and efforts.