Ambassador Kitano signs the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), and deposits the Instrument of Acceptance to IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.


1. At the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on January 15, Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), and deposited the Instrument of Acceptance on the CSC to Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA.
2. With this action by Japan, the conditions for the entry into force of the CSC are satisfied, and as a result, this Convention will enter into force on April 15 this year. It is expected that this entry into force will serve to enhance compensation at the time of nuclear accidents and improve the prompt and fair relief of victims and their legal predictability.
3. On this occasion, Ambassador Kitano said that establishing a global nuclear liability regime is very important at a time when a number of States have plans to embark on nuclear power generation, and several countries do have plans to significantly increase the number of their nuclear power plants.. He also mentioned that, as a country that experienced the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident in 2011, Japan has a responsibility to contribute to the establishment of a global nuclear liability regime as well as to enhance international nuclear safety.
4. There are three sets of international conventions relating to compensation for nuclear damage, namely the Vienna Convention, the Paris Convention and the CSC. The entry into force of the CSC will serve to create such a regime. Building on the conclusion of the CSC, Japan intends to make further contributions to creating a framework for nuclear damage compensation especially in the Asia region.

Ministry of Foreign Affair of Japan (Press Secretary Statement)