Monju R&D budget to be slashed by ministry via The Japan Times Online

The science ministry plans to effectively freeze research related to the trouble-prone Monju fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture by cutting funding 70 to 80 percent next year, government sources said Monday.

But the sources also said the ministry plans to ask for ¥20 billion — roughly the same as this year — to maintain the experimental reactor.

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