Brian Wilson: The British Embassy in Tokyo is one of the most active and also most interesting in our worldwide network. I have visited the Embassy many times over the years. Returning last month, it was good to catch up on what has been happening on the nuclear front as my most immediate previous reason for being there was to lead a British mission seeking work in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. Just after I departed this time, a delegation with a strong Highland twang was about to hit town. Though not directly related to Fukushima, it had the same focus on transferring the massive legacy of skills and decommissioning expertise which has been developed at Dounreay, and also Sellafield, to the Japanese context. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has established a strong relationship with Japanese counterparts to work on decommissioning the Monju reactor in the north of the country. The vice-chairman of the Dounreay Working Group, councillor Struan Mackie, was at the Embassy for a reception to consolidate the partnership.
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