Dialogue-Based Meetings on Final Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste

Dialogue-Based Meetings on Final Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste

Small group discussion enables interactive communication between NUMO/METI staff and participants.

Information tools including brochures, leaflets, VR devices are available in all meeting venues.

In response to the publication of the Nationwide Map of Scientific Features for Geological Disposal by the government in July 2017, NUMO has been holding Dialogue-Based Explanatory Meetings on weekday nights and weekend afternoons to enhance understanding among the public about the geological disposal project.

At the meeting, NUMO and METI staff deliver presentations on an overview of geological disposal and geological characteristics using the map. Interested people can participate in small group discussion where the staff including technical experts respond to their questions and concerns.

Trial meetings
Period: February and March 2018
Venues: Tokyo (central and western parts) , Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba
Main meetings
Period: May 2018 ~
Latest Venues:


Date City
August 23, 2020Sumoto city, Hyogo
August 27, 2020Sumida city, Tokyo
September 15, 2020Nara city, Nara
October 14, 2020Higashihiroshima city, Hiroshima
October 21, 2020Uwajima city, Ehime
November 10, 2020Kainan city, Wakayama
November 25, 2020Kisarazu city, Chiba
December 2, 2020Kurayoshi city, Tottori
December 10, 2020Yokohama city, Kanagawa
December 19, 2020Naha city, Okinawa

Further information
> On the publication of the “Nationwide Map of Scientific Features for Geological Disposal”
> https://www.numo.or.jp/taiwa/
> https://www.numo.or.jp/taiwa/2018/ (all only in Japanese)