I posted on this a few days ago.
The story I reported on then:
Asahi: Panel backs nuclear fuel reprocessing after talks with industry officials May 24 2012http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201205240100
I found this proposal extraordinarily disturbing (see my linked blog post).
Apparently, I am not alone.
An excellent editorial at Mainichi: Yoroku: Dismantling the 'black boxes' of Japanese nuclear power
The discussion, dubbed a 1study meeting,' took place behind closed doors, with only pro-nuclear parties from government and power industry bodies invited to attend. The chief of the JAEC subcommittee was also in attendance."
As argued here, the proposal to re-start re-processing was made in secret by industry and government insiders. One has to wonder what is going on here? I previously suggested several possibilities. All are alarming.