The Howard Baker Forum and Atlantic Council Global Energy Center have created a virtual working group that will host two sessions on opportunities for government support for civil nuclear cooperation between the United States and Japan. The first session took place on July 18, 2020 and highlighted the roles of the U.S. and Japanese governments in nuclear cooperation, especially through initiatives like the U.S. Department of Energy’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) and Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Energy x Innovation Promotion (NEXIP).

The second of the two working group sessions will take place in October, and it will focus on opportunities to finance nuclear innovation. The discussions and findings of the workshops will be incorporated into an Atlantic Council issue brief that will identify greater opportunities for public- and private-sector nuclear energy cooperation between the United States and Japan.

For more information, please visit the Virtual Working Group’s webpage found here.