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NRA Commissioners

Commissioner Kunihiko Shimazaki

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Message

The severe accident occurred in Fukushima Dai-ichi NPS triggered by the station blackout caused by the earthquake and tsunami. It is essential for us never to repeat the accident in Fukushima. As for earthquakes and tsunamis, we should genuinely listen to what the nature tells us, having no prejudgment, and always return to this basic for providing scientific judgment.

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth
March, 1946
March 1968
Graduated from the Department of Geophysics, The University of Tokyo
March 1970
Master of Science, the Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
April 1970
Researcher, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
March 1974
Doctor of Science, The University of Tokyo
September 1980
Associate Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
June 1988
Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
May 2006
Chairman, Seismological Society of Japan
March 2009
Retired from the University of Tokyo
April 2009
Chairman, Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction, Japan
September 11, 2012
Special Advisor to the Cabinet
September 19, 2012
Commissioner, Nuclear Regulation Authority

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Commissioner Toyoshi Fuketa

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Message

One of my prime responsibilities in the Nuclear Regulation Authority is to access the degree of risk existing in nuclear-related activities by using the state-of-the-art knowledge, technology and information, and to establish regulatory criteria and structures to cope effectively with the potential danger. I will carry out my duties always with considering how much of potential danger I have recognized.

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth
July, 1957
March 1987
Doctor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
April 1987
Research Engineer, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)
April 2001
Senior Staff, the Office of Planning, JAERI
April 2003
Head, Fuel Safety Research Laboratory, Department of Reactor Safety Research, Nuclear Safety Research Center, JAERI
October 2010
Unit Manager, Reactor Safety Research Unit, Nuclear Safety Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
April 2010
Deputy Director General, Nuclear Safety Research Center, JAEA
April 2012
Deputy Director General, Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, JAEA
September 11, 2012
Special Advisor to the Cabinet
September 19, 2012
Commissioner, Nuclear Regulation Authority

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Commissioner Kayoko Nakamura

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Message

We have determined never to cause the accident such as the Fukushima Daiichi NPS Accident again. I believe that we should not use the science and technology that we are unable to control or trust. I also consider it is important for us to share accumulated knowledge and experience on the nuclear power and radiation because each of us, including those involved in, concerned about, affected by the accident, may have different ones. I will stand behind the people concerning the radiation effects whenever they need me, and try to build an awareness that what radiation and nuclear power are like.

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth
March, 1950
March 1978
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate Division, Ph.D.
April 1978
Researcher, Department of Radiology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
May 1983
Instructor, Department of Radiology, Keio University School of Medicine
April 1990
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Keio University School of Medicine
January 2010
Manager, Division of Medical Cooperation, Japan Radioisotope Association
April 2012
Supervisor, Project Team, Japan Radioisotope Association
September 11, 2012
Special Advisor to the Cabinet
September 19, 2012
Commissioner, Nuclear Regulation Authority

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Commissioner Kenzo Oshima

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Message

Restoring the badly damaged public confidence in nuclear power must be our number one priority. This will require cultivating and implementing a new safety culture in Japan that accords the highest importance to the protection of the health and safety of the people. It will also need to develop a nuclear policy and nurture an administrative mind-set that is open to international safety standards and promotes collaboration and cooperation with other countries. The inward-looking attitude prevailing in the past must be shed behind. Our Nuclear Regulation Authority is expected to spearhead these paradigm-shifting efforts with independency and transparency, and to produce tangible positive results. I consider my role in such an endeavor will be to contribute what I can, bringing all my personal professional experience and expertise, including most recently one which I was able to enjoy in the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Investigation Commission instituted by the National Diet, where I had the privilege to serve.

Curriculum Vitae

April 1967
Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
August 1997
Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, MOFA
August 1999
Director-General, the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters, Cabinet Office
January 2001
Under-Secretary-General, the United Nations (in charge of humanitarian affairs)
September 2003
Ambassador of Japan to Australia
November 2004
Ambassador of Japan to the United Nations
October 2007
Senior Vice-President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
September 2011
Advisor to the President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
December 2011
Member, the Diet-appointed Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission
September 19, 2012
Commissioner, Nuclear Regulation Authority

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