Japan Atomic Energy Agency

research institute in Japan

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (日本原子力研究開発機構, Nihon genshiryoku kenkyū kaihatsu kikō) or JAEA,[1] is a Japanese organization that seeks to research, promote, and monitor the peaceful use of nuclear energy. It is an Independent Administrative Institution.[2]



The Japan Atomic Energy Agency was formed October 1, 2005 by a merger of the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) and the Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC).[3]

The "Japan Atomic Energy Agency Act of 2005" established the scope of agency concerns,[4] including



  1. JAEA is an English acronym. JAEA stands for "Japan Atomic Energy Agency".
  2. 独立行政法人一覧 (in Japanese) ("The List of Independent Administrative Institutions"), 2009; retrieved 2012-6-2.
  3. Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA),"October 2005 Establishment of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) by merging JAERI and JNC" Archived 2012-04-20 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-6-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 JAEA, "What does the JAEA do? Archived 2012-06-05 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-6-2.

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