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Nobumasa Akiyama


Nobumasa Akiyama is a professor at the Graduate School of Law and the Graduate School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University in Japan, and an adjunct research fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs. His other professional appointments include memberships in various governmental consultative groups and study groups at the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of Japan; and advisor to the Japanese delegation to the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conferences. Professor Akiyama  has published extensively and presented papers at various conferences on nonproliferation, Japan’s national security, and nuclear energy. He also worked on the review of the Fukushima nuclear accident as a leader of the working group for the Independent Commission on the Investigation of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, initiated by a private think tank, the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation.

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Northeast Asia - Japan and Korea: The War That Must Never Be Fought

by Peter Hayes, Chung-in Moon, Nobumasa Akiyamavia Analysis
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Northeast Asia is the center of the world's most protracted, and unsuccessful, effort to roll back nuclear proliferation, and the story is far from over.