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1957~1979

1957 Nov. 1 JAPC is established.
1957 Dec. 5 Tokai-mura, Ibaraki Prefecture is selected as prospective plant site.
1959 Mar. 16 Application is filed for permission to establish Tokai Power Station.
1959 Dec. 14 Permission is granted to engage in electric power business and to
establish Tokai Power Station.
1960 Jan. 16 Construction of Tokai Power Station begins.
1962 Nov. 9 Eastern tip of Tsuruga Peninsula is selected as site of Tsuruga Power Station.
1965 Oct. 11 Application submitted for establishment of Tsuruga Power Station
1966 Apr. 22 Permission is granted for establishment of Tsuruga Power Station reactor.
Construction of Tsuruga Power Station begins.
1966 July 25 Tokai Power Station starts commercial operation.
1970 Mar. 14 Tsuruga Power Station starts commercial operation.
1971 Dec. 21 Application submitted for establishment of Tokai No. 2 Power Station
1972 Dec. 23 Permission is granted for establishment of Tokai No.2 Power Station reactor.
1973 June 1 Construction of Tokai No.2 Power Station begins.
1978 Nov. 28 Tokai No.2 Power Station starts commercial operation.
1979 Mar. 28 Application submitted for establishment of Tsuruga Power Station Unit 2
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1980~1999

1980 Feb. 26 Basic agreement relating to construction work on fast breeder
reactor "Monju" is signed with the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel
Development Corporation.
1981 Apr. 1 Tsuruga Power Station closed down as a result of a feedwater heater
failure.
1982 Jan. 22 Commercial operation of Tsuruga Power Station is resumed.
1982 Jan. 26 Permission is granted for establishment of Unit 2 reactor at Tsuruga Power Station.
1982 Apr. 20 Construction starts on Tsuruga Power Station Unit 2.
1986 July 16 The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan decides to have JAPC take charge of the construction, operation, and related R&D activities of the first demonstration FBR.
1987 Feb. 17 Tsuruga Power Station Unit 2 starts commercial operation.
1989 Mar. 30 Technical Cooperation Agreement on research and development of demonstration FBR is signed with the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation.
1992 Aug. 3 The BWR at Tokai No.2 Power Station achieved accumulated generation of 100 billion kWh, the world record for a BWR.
1995 Jan. 6 Preliminary environmental impact assessment begins for Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4.
1998 Feb. 2 Tokai No. 2 Power Station and Tsuruga Power Station were the first to receive ISO14001 certification among Japanese nuclear power plants.
1998 Mar. 31 Tokai Power Station ceased commercial operation.
1998 Aug. 19 Tsuruga Power Station Unit 2 generates total electric power of 100 billion kWh, first among Japanese power plants.
1999 June 28 Cooperative agreement is concluded with the Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute regarding the research on the practical application of the fast-breeder reactor.
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2000~

2000 Feb. 22 Preliminry request for development of Tsuruga Power Sation Units 3 and 4 submitted to Fukui Prefecture and Tsuruga City.
2001 Jan. 16 "Environmental Impact Assessment Methodology" for Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4 submitted.
2001 Oct. 4 "Reactor Dismantling Application" regarding the decommissioning of Tokai Power Station submitted.
2001 Dec. 4 Initiation of the decommission of Tokai Power Station.
2001 Dec. 25 Submission of "Environmental Impact Appraisal Report" for the construction of Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4.
2002 Feb. 22 Primary public hearing for the construction of Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4.
2002 Aug. 2 Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4 Plan included in the national government' s basic energy development plan.
2002 Dec. 25 Primary approval for Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4 obtained from the governor of Fukui Prefecture and Mayor of Tsuruga City.
2004 Mar. 30 An application for the Establishment License Amendment of Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4 submitted.
2004 July 2 Preliminary construction for Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4 begins.
2005 Nov. 21 JAPC and TEPCO jointly establish Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company (RFS) in Mutsu-city, Aomori Prefecture.
2006 June 30 Decommissioning plan for the Tokai Power Station approved based on the amendment to national laws on nuclear reactors.
2006 Sep. 8 Radiation measurement and assessment methods in compliance with the clearance system approved.
2007 Mar. 22 Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company (RFS) applies for Japan's first approval of spent fuel storage operation.
2007 May 31 Corporate principles adopted.
2009 Jul. 14 Reclamation for the construction of Tsuruga Power Station Units 3 and 4 approved.
2010 Mar. 14 40 years since Tsuruga Power Station Unit 1 started commercial operation.
2010 May 13 Permissions are granted for Japan's first spent fuel storage operation applied by Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company (RFS).
2010 Aug. 31 Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company (RFS) launches construction of spent fuel storage facilities
2011 Sep. 28 Signing a feasibility study contract with Vietnam Electricity(EVN) for consulting services regarding nuclear power plants.