Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in Japan
In this Project on Managing the Atom Seminar, Japanese
Ambassador Tetsuya Endo, Former CEO of Chubu Electric Power
Company Takahiko Ito, Professor Nobumasa Akiyama of
Hitotsubashi University, and Research Fellow Tomoyuki Kondo of
the Japan Institute of International Affairs will discuss "The
Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in Japan.
Tetsuya Endo is currently a Senior Adjunct
Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs. He was Vice
Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of the Japanese
Government. He served in various overseas diplomatic postings,
including Vienna and New Zealand as Ambassador. His domestic
postings include Director-General for Science and Technology at the
Foreign Ministry and Head of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks
Takahiko Ito is currently Adviser of Chubu
Electric Power Co., Inc., as well as President of Japan Chapter,
Institute of Nuclear Material Management, President of Japan Atomic
Energy Relations Organization and Director, Energy Strategist
Consultancy Limited. He was Former Commissioner of the Atomic
Energy Commission of Japan. He has worked for Chubu Electric Power
Co., Inc., since 1964 and spent his business career in the nuclear
power field serving as Executive Vice President & Director,
Division Manager of the Power Generation Division, and Director and
General Manager of the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station (Chubu
Electric Power's NPS.
Nobumasa Akiyama is Professor at the Graduate
School of Law and the Graduate School of International Public
Policy at Hitotsubashi University, and an Adjunct Research Fellow
at the Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and
Non-Proliferation, Japan Institute of International Affairs.
His other professional appointments include an advisor to the
Japanese delegation to the NPT Review Conferences, memberships of
the advisory committee on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament
for the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Professor Akiyama has
published books and articles on nuclear non-proliferation and
security issues and comments for TV programs and newspapers.
Recently, he worked on review of the Fukushima nuclear accident as
a member of the working group for the Independent Commission on the
Investigation of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, initiated by a
private think-tank, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation.
Tomoyuki Kondo is a Research Fellow at the
Japan Institute of International Affairs.
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