U.S.-Japan Nuclear Working Group Participants

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US-Japan Nuclear Working Group Program Participants

  • Nobumasa Akiyama, Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University & Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
  • Man Cho, Director, Energy Industries Team, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Ralph Cossa, President, Pacific Forum CSIS
  • Craig Hansen, General Manager, Nuclear Equipment, Babcock and Wilcox Canada, Ltd.; Vice President, Nuclear Manufacturing, Babcock and Wilcox Nuclear Energy
  • Susan Pickett, Former Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Thomas Sanders, Associate Laboratory Director for Clean Energy Initiatives, Savannah River National Laboratory; Former President, American Nuclear Society
  • Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS
  • Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
  • Kiyoshi Yamauchi, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Services
  • Takuya Hattori, President, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF)
  • Jill Lewis, Consultant, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Tatsuji Narita, Director, Japan External Trade Organization, New York
  • Mary Beth Nikitin, Specialist in Nonproliferation, Congressional Research Service (CRS)
  • Toshikazu Okuya, Director, Japan External Trade Organization, New York
  • Masakatsu Ota, Senior & Editorial Writer, Kyodo News
  • Tatsujiro Suzuki, Vice Chairman, Japan Atomic Energy Commission
  • Nobuo Tanaka, Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency


  • Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists
  • L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

Program Manager

  • Ryan Shaffer, Associate Director of Programs, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation


U.S.-Japan Nuclear Working Group members Nobuo Tanaka, Ralph Cossa, and Tom Sanders (left to right)

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