United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Kenji Tateiwa

Kenji Tateiwa is Manager of Nuclear Power Programs at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Washington Office, where he leads collaborative efforts with organizations in the U.S. to enhance the safety of nuclear facilities based on lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and to promote safe decommissioning of the site.

Kenji received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Nuclear Engineering from Kyoto University in Japan.  He began his career at TEPCO in 1996 working at the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station, then at the headquarters in the Nuclear Engineering Department, specializing in severe accident analysis and PRA.  After receiving an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2004, Kenji led TEPCO's involvement (as technical advisor and potential equity investor) in the South Texas Project Units 3&4 nuclear new build project in the U.S.

Kenji has coped with the Fukushima accident from day one, playing a key role as liaison between TEPCO and nuclear experts around the world who supported TEPCO in the face of the unprecedented disaster.  Since his stint in Washington, DC in September 2011, he has shared first-hand account of the Fukushima accident and lessons learned on more than 150 occasions.

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