FNCA Meeting is composed of Ministerial Level Meeting and Senior Officials Meeting in which cooperation measures and nuclear energy policies are discussed.
The panel discusses on the regional energy and environmental issues in accordance with the specific themes for each phase including the information exchange toward the introduction of nuclear power.
The total review and coordination of the FNCA projects are implemented by an appointed coordinator from each country.
Cooperation activities including a workshop for each 10 project are conducted in the 4 fields; Radiation Utilization Development, Research Reactor Utilization, Nuclear Safety Strengthening, and Nuclear Infrastructure Strengthening.
The new mutant varieties of crops like banana and rice that have environmental tolerance and high quality, are being developed by gamma-ray or ion-beam.
To reduce chemical fertilizer and support sustainable agriculture in Asia, multifunctional biofertilizer using radiation sterilization is being developed and expanded.
Electron Accelerator Application
Member Countries have been carrying out research and development activities on plant growth promoter/elicitor and super water absorbent by radiation processing of natural polymers such as chitin/chitosan.
This project is to establish standard treatment protocols for cervical and nasopharyngeal cancers that are common in Asia and to improve the treatment outcomes with the high-level multinational clinical trials.
Research Reactor Network
This project aims to establish a network in member countries by sharing information on features and utilization of research reactor, and to promote technology infrastructure and effective use of research reactor.
Neutron Activation Analysis
NAA is an analytical technique for determining elemental compositions of substances. This project promotes the NAA technique for assuring safety of food and marine environment, finding mineral resources.
Safety Management Systems for Nuclear Facilities
The project undertakes self assessment/peer review at designated institute in project countries by mutual agreement to identify key aspects of safety management systems for nuclear facilities.
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management
This project aims to enhance the safety concerning radiation usage and radioactive waste management through opinion exchange and sharing various findings and experiences among participating countries.
Human Resources Development
HRD is a national priority for the nuclear S&T development and a transversal theme for all FNCA projects. HRD project aims for mutual cooperation to strengthen the nuclear infrastructure development.
Nuclear Security and Safeguards
Asian countries are considering introducing nuclear power. This project aims to support human resources and infrastructure development through information exchange and discussion on nuclear security and safeguards.
FNCA is a Japan-led cooperation framework for peaceful use of nuclear technology in Asia. The cooperation consists of FNCA meetings and the project activities with the participation of Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.