This is a review of the Japan-US workshop on high heat flux components
and plasma surface interactions for next fusion devices which was hel
d at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, from January 31 to Februar
y 3, 1995. The workshop covers the following research areas: plasma fa
cing components and plasma surface interactions in tokamaks and helica
l devices, developments of high heat flux components, plasma surface i
nteractions and plasma facing materials, tritium, and neutron damage.
Many recent topics in these areas and very rapid progress on brazing c
omponents and evaluation of low Z materials were presented.