NRA Regional Offices
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The Nuclear Regulation Authority has 22 regional offices near the nuclear facilities in Japan, where Nuclear Safety Inspectors and Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Officers have been stationing.
The Nuclear Safety Inspectors have the responsibilities of nuclear safety inspection (i.e., checking the implementation activities of the Operational Safety Programs by the operators) based on the Act on Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors, and supervision of operational managements by the operators of nuclear facilities.
The Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Officers have the responsibility of providing nuclear operators with instructions and advice on emergency preparedness and response activities by the operators based on the Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Action Plan.