Japan today said it would continue to export nuclear power plants after ensuring that the safety of the technology was of highest global standards, even as the country grapples with the crisis at its tsunami-hit Fukushima atomic unit.
The Japanese cabinet approved the sales despite uncertainty over Tokyo's own use of the atomic technology.
Prior to the March 11 devastating earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis in the country, Japan had been actively promoting exports of nuclear technology and had struck an accord last year to build nuclear plants in Vietnam.
India has also been in talks with Japan for importing Japanese nuclear
power plants to feed its ever mushrooming energy needs. Japan has also signed energy cooperation pacts with Russia, South Korea and Jordan.
In an official statement the Japanese government said, “in case other countries wish to utilise our nuclear power technology, we shall provide it by ensuring that its safety is of the highest global standards.”
Without naming any country, the statement said, “a number of countries continue to express interest in Japan's nuclear power technology.”
The statement said Japanese parliament would ratify nuclear accords with Jordan, Vietnam, Russia and South Korea.
The parliament is currently debating the pact.