Appointment of Mr. Nobuhiro Muroya, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Sports, Science,and Technology as OECD/NEA’s Deputy Director-General for Managementand Planning
September 5, 2018
1. On September 5 (same day, CEST), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) announced that it will appoint Mr. Nobuhiro Muroya, Minister’s Secretariat, of the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science,and Technology as Deputy Director-General for Management and Planning of the OECD/NEA.
2. The OECD/NEA is a specialized agency of the OECD whose goal is to develop the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, through promoting cooperation among the governments of its member countries. The NEA provides member states with opportunities to exchange opinions about nuclear safety, nuclear generation, waste disposal, radiation protection and nuclear damage compensation, and manages a data bank.
3. The Government of Japan intends to continue to actively cooperate with and contribute to the NEA’s activities by making financial contributions to the NEA as well as by dispatching Japan’s outstanding personnel to it. Mr. Muroya as a nuclear specialist is expected to contribute to further vitalization and optimization of the NEA’s activities.