TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Diet on Friday approved civil nuclear agreements with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates that will help Japan export atomic power reactors to the rapidly developing economies, in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growth strategy.
The accords, both concluded last year, require the peaceful use of nuclear materials and devices provided by Japan. Their approval by the House of Councillors in a plenary session followed their endorsement by the House of Representatives earlier this month.
In Turkey, a joint venture involving Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. has won a contract to construct an advanced nuclear power plant, while the United Arab Emirates has been building plants since 2012 and is planning to expand the project.
Japan has already concluded similar accords with 12 countries and an organization, including the United States and Britain, while negotiating with such counties as India.
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