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Tatsujiro Suzuki

Director, Professor, Nuclear EngineerJapan


Tatsujiro Suzuki the vice director and a professor at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (RECNA). RECNA is part of Nagasaki University and currently focuses on Northeast Asia nuclear issues. Suzuki helps study the impact of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on nuclear energy and on global nuclear issues.

In 1988, Suzuki earned his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He since has served as a research fellow, a consultant, and a professor throughout his career. From 2010 to 2014, he served as a Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC). He also co-authored a report on Japan’s plutonium program.

Suzuki advocates that the Japanese government should consider fundamental changes in their current nuclear energy policies. Since 2014, he has served yearly as a Council Member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

To view a 2019 interview with Suzuki, conducted by the Atomic Heritage Foundation, please click here

Tatsujiro Suzuki's Timeline
1975 Graduated from the University of Tokyo, with a B.A. in Nuclear Engineering.
1979 Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a degree focused on Technology and Policy.
19781985 Worked at a consulting company in Japan, focused on nuclear energy.
1985 Returned to MIT to study nuclear energy issues, with a focus on plutonium issues.
1988 Earned his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tokyo.
19881993 Served as the Associate Director of the MIT International Program on Enhanced Nuclear Power Safety.
19931995 Worked as a Research Associate at the MIT Center for the International Program on Enhanced Nuclear Power Safety.
1995 Returned to Japan
19962009 Served as the Associate Vice President of the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry.
20032019 Became a Part-Time Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
20052009 Worked as a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo.
2010 Jan2014 Apr Joined the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and served as the Vice Chairman of the Cabinet Office.
2014 Became a Council Member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and currently serves in this position yearly.

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