Industrial Approach and Fusion Supply Chain in Japan

K. Seko
Kyoto Fusioneering,

Keywords: Fusion Energy, Supply Chain, Carbon Neutrailty


he Japanese government is committed to achieving sustainable and clean energy, and has recently announced a new fusion strategy that includes policy support, funding, and international collaboration. This strategic framework has facilitated the development of critical technologies and infrastructure necessary for advancing fusion energy. In response to the government’s initiatives, the Fusion Energy Council (J-Fusion) was established in Japan in May 2024. The mission of J-Fusion is to leverage the strengths of its member companies to accelerate the commercialization of fusion energy. Through collaboration with academic institutions and participation in international projects, J-Fusion addresses key challenges in the fusion supply chain by developing advanced materials and components.Japan’s fusion sector is characterized by a dynamic interplay of collaboration and competition among governmental bodies, research institutions, and private enterprises. This environment fosters innovation and drives progress in fusion technology development. The government provides strategic vision, regulatory support, and necessary funding, while the private sector contributes agility, innovative solutions, and market-oriented approaches to overcome technical and economic barriers.Ongoing collaboration and innovation are essential. The international collaboration is the key and J-Fusion highlights the importance of integrated approaches in achieving technological breakthroughs and commercial success in fusion energy.