Biographies of Representatives and Alternates

Japan

Representative

Takashi Nakano

Dr. Takashi Nakano is the Managing Director of Quantum Life and Medical Science Directorate, National Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (QST) since 2019.

Dr Nakano graduated from Gunma University and obtained a MD in 1979 and a PhD in 1983. His research interest and areas of expertise are Radiation oncology, Particle beam therapy, and Radiation biology.

Dr. Nakano is the IAEA/RCA National representative of Japan since 2019 and is a partner members of the Science Council of Japan. Dr. Nakano is the representative of Japan to UNSCEAR since the sixty-seventh session in 2020.

Alternate Representatives

Dr. Kotaro Ozasa

Dr. Kotaro Ozasa is the Chief of Department of Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, since 2008. He graduated from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and obtained an MD in 1981, and was trained in internal medicine, then graduated from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science with specialty in social medicine and obtained a PhD in 1989. He served as a teacher in epidemiology and public health at his alma mater (finally as an associate professor) until 2008. He was involved in epidemiology of cancer, lifestyle-related chronic diseases, infectious disease, and allergy, and also in public health activities in local community. His current research interest is epidemiology of late health effects of radiation and is working on epidemiological studies of atomic bomb survivors and their children.

Protection (2017-2021), a member of Japanese Working Group of UNSCEAR Fukushima Follow-up Project (2014-present). He was a member of Council Committee (2000-2017) and Executive Board (2015-2017) of the Japan Epidemiological Association and is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK (2009-present).

Dr. Ozasa a member of Japanese delegation to UNSCEAR (2013 and 2018) and is its alternate representative since the sixty-sixth session in 2019.

Dr. Reiko Kanda

Dr. Reiko Kanda is Deputy Director General of Center for Advanced Radiation Emergency Medicine, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan, since 2019. Her research interest and areas of expertise are radiation-induced chromosome aberrations, health effects of radiation and dose estimation.

Dr. Kanda holds a PhD and graduated in Zoology from the University of Tokyo.

Dr. Kanda is a member of the Radiation Council of Japan (2014-present) and since 2020, the secretary of Section II (life sciences) of the Science Council of Japan.

Dr. Kanda has been a member of Japanese delegation to UNSCEAR since the 64 th session (2017) and is the Alternate representative since 2019.