France and Japan on Saturday (26 February) signed a co-operation agreement on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
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GV French and Japanese Ambassadors shake hands across table
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MV Fukuda signing agreement forms (2 shots)
SV Guiringaud signs
SV Guiringaud and Fukuda exchange agreement forms and shake hands
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Background: France and Japan on Saturday (26 February) signed a co-operation agreement on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. France becomes the fifth nation with which Japan has concluded such an agreement. Others have been the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia. The 10-year agreement, signed in Tokyo by Foreign Minister Takeo Fukuda and French Ambassador M. Louis de Guiringaud, will take effect following completion of necessary domestic procedures. Under the agreement Japan will import french uranium and will exchange information and experts to develop peaceful uses of atomic energy.