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Getting closer to the 30,000 mark

Japanese visitors listen to explanations provided by Anaïs Padilla of the Joint Visit Team. (Click to view larger version...)
Japanese visitors listen to explanations provided by Anaïs Padilla of the Joint Visit Team.
Five guests from Japan and twenty-four others from Sweden were welcomed last week on the ITER site, bringing the ITER "total visitor" count a few steps closer to the 30,000 mark.

The Japanese visitors were members of the JAEA Finance Department, external auditors and the Executive Secretary of the JAEA Paris bureau.

On a mission to the JAEA Paris Bureau, the accountants and auditors wished to have an overview of the ITER Project and, more specifically, an update on cooperation with the Japanese Domestic Agency.

The JAEA Paris bureau handles the coordination between JAEA and European organizations and also supports the many JAEA staff working in European laboratories and research institutions and international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OEAD), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the ITER Organization

Training for two weeks at an international language school in Aix-en-Provence, twenty-four Swedish journalists were greeted at ITER by Véronique Marfaing of the Joint Visit Team. (Click to view larger version...)
Training for two weeks at an international language school in Aix-en-Provence, twenty-four Swedish journalists were greeted at ITER by Véronique Marfaing of the Joint Visit Team.
The Swedish journalists, members of the Swedish Journalist Association who were training for two weeks at an international language school in Aix-en-Provence, insisted on having the ITER presentation as well as the question and answer session that followed in French.

The Alfvèn Laboratory of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm hosts a medium-sized reversed-field pinch fusion machine called EXTRAP T2R. The device, developed at General Atomics in San Diego under the name OHTE, was transferred to Sweden in 1991 and produced its First Plasma in 1994.


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