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update:2017/6
Name Koji Nagano
Current Position Socio-Economic Research Center Director; Associate Vice President
Research Interests Nuclear Energy Policy, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Analysis, Energy Security.

◆EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014.7(-present) as above
2013.7 Deputy Assoc.V.pres.,CRIEPI
2012.7 Senior Researcher, Socioeconomic Research Center.
2010.4 Senior Staff, Planning Group.
2004.6 Senior Researcher, Socioeconomic Research Center.
2003.3 Dr. Eng., University of Tokyo.
1992.11 President's Commendation awarded for "Development of Cask Storage Technology of Spent Nuclear Fuel" (as a member of the team led by Dr. T. Saegusa)
1990.10-1992.1 Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria.
1987.4 Researcher, CRIEPI.
1987.3 M.A., Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo.
1985.3 B.A., Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo.

◆SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Dissertations and Referreed Journal Articles.

  • A Systems Analysis of Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Storage, Doctoral Thesis, University of Tokyo. (2003)
  • A Systems Analysis of Spent Fuel Management in Japan (1): Projection of Material Balances and Storage Needs, J. Nucl. Sci. and Eng., Vol.40, No.4, pp.173-181, Atomic Energy Society of Japan. (2003)
  • A Systems Analysis of Spent Fuel Management in Japan (2): Methodologies for Economic Analyses of Spent Fuel Storage, J. Nucl. Sci. and Eng., Vol.40, No.4, pp.182-191, Atomic Energy Society of Japan. (2003)
  • Processes for Consensus Building and Role Sharing -Lessons Learned from HLW Policies in European Countries-, J. Nucl. Fuel Cycle and Env., Vol.9, No.2, pp.143-152, Atomic Energy Society of Japan. (2003, in Japanese)
  • Spent Fuel Management in Japan -Facts and Prospects-, IAEA-TECDOC-1286 "Factors Determining the Long Term Back End Nuclear Fuel Cycle Strategy and Future Nuclear Systems," pp.103-112, International Atomic Energy Agency. (2002)
  • A Strategic Consideration on Nuclear Fuel Cycle with Spent Fuel Management as its Core, J. Nucl. Fuel Cycle and Env., Vol.8, No.2, pp.135-143, Atomic Energy Society of Japan. (2002, in Japanese)
  • A Theoretical Aanalysis of Technological Transitions in Spent Fuel Storage, Nucl. Fuel Cycle and Env., Vol.8, No.1, pp.11-15, Atomic Energy Society of Japan. (2002, in Japanese)
  • Global Energy Strategies to Control Future Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Energy Vol.19, No.2, pp.227-236 (1994) (co-authered with Yuri Sinyak)
  • A Study on the Needs and Economics of Spent Fuel Storage, J. C. Slate (ed.) "High Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management" Vol.II,pp.473-482, ASME (1989)(co-authored with Kenji Yamaji)

CRIEPI Reports.

  • High Level Radioactive Waste Management Policies and Reflections of Citizens: Opinions in Selected European Countries, Economics and Public Utilities, No.48, pp.1-17 (2002) (in Japanese)
  • Retrievability Concepts on Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes, CRIEPI Report No.Y02001 (2002) (in Japanese, co-authored with Tomoyuki Tanabe)
  • The Roles of Nuclear in Global Energy Strategies (1) -Simulation by Integrated LDNE21 Optimization Model-, CRIEPI Report No.Y02002 (2002)
  • On the Fuel Cycle Back-end Policy in France -1991 Waste Law and Recent Developments-, CRIEPI Report No.Y98011 (1999) (in Japanese)
  • A Mathematical Analysis of Storage in the Fuel Cycle Back-end System, Economics and Public Utilities, No.39, pp.1-12 (1998) (in Japanese)
  • Development of Fuel Cycle Optimization Model and Its Simulation, Economics and Public Utilities, No.26, pp.71-83 (1988)(in Japanese, co-authored with Kenji Yamaji)

◆PARTICIPATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

  • Global Energy Assessment -Toward a Sustainable Future (2012)
  • Projected Costs of Generating Electricity: 2010 Edition (2010) Available at:
  • The Security of Energy Supply and the Contribution of Nuclear Energy, NEA, OECD, Paris (2010) Available at:
  • Market Competition in the Nuclear Industry, NEA, OECD, Paris (2008) Available at:

◆OTHER AFFILIATIONS

  • Atomic Energy Society of Japan.
  • Japan Society for Energy and Resources.
  • CRIEPI
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