Dr. Akira Omoto, Commisioner of the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission, will discuss the Fukushima accident, the response and current status of the site, and lessons learned.

Before assuming the current position, until 2009, he was Director of the Division of Nuclear Power of the IAEA. As a director, he had worked in support of existing nuclear reactors for excellence in operation, of countries considering introduction of nuclear power and of reactor technology development. Before serving for the IAEA, until 2003, he was a General Manager of the Department of Nuclear Engineering of The Tokyo Electric Power Company. By education, he is a nuclear engineer. He graduated from the Department of Nuclear Engineering of the University of Tokyo and later received his doctoral degree from the same university.