Saturday’s Nikkei reported that the GOJ is planning to draft a new set of guidelines as early as the end of this month to place a cap on Japan’s plutonium stockpile and report it to the IAEA. The daily said the move comes as the U.S. and other nations have been expressing concerns about the amount of Japan’s plutonium stockpile. According to the paper, the GOJ also plans to encourage utility companies to sell and transfer plutonium with each other and promote the consumption of plutonium. The daily said while requiring power utilities to strictly manage the plutonium stockpile will restrict their business, international pressure to reduce the plutonium stockpile is increasing. Asahi carried a similar story.