United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Masaya Yasui

Mr. Yasui joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), working for the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) after he earned a master's degree in Nuclear Engineering from Kyoto University in 1982.

He worked with OECD/NEA from 1987 to 1988, and 1990 to 1992.

In 2011, after the Fukushima Daiich accident, Mr. Yasui was appointed to Deputy Director-General for Nuclear Safety Regulation Reform in METI, and engaged in the establishment of a new regulatory organization.

When the NRA was established in September 2012, he was assigned to serve as Executive Inspector of the NRA, and appointed to Secretary-General of the NRA in January 2017.

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