7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


Shunsuke Kondo

Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO), Japan



Kondo Shunsuke has been President of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan since 2014, of which mission is to implement safe geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste in Japan. He obtained a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a Doctor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1965, 1967 and 1970, respectively. Dr. Kondo became a Lecturer in 1970, then an Associate Professor in 1971 and a Professor of Nuclear Engineering at The University of Tokyo in 1984 and remained there until 2003. He was appointed by the Prime Minister as the Chairman of Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission in 2004, of which business is to act as a guardian of the fundamental principles for the promotion of the research, development and utilization of atomic energy, deciding basic policies for that purpose. He worked for the Government in that position until 2014.