Press Release

Press Release

Establishment of Hamaoka Advisory Board for Safety

October 27, 2017
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power announces its establishment of the Hamaoka Advisory Board for Safety. Efforts have been underway to improve Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station's safety, but we decided to launch this Board to receive advice and recommendation from extensively experienced nuclear specialists aiming to further enhance the Station's safety.

Board members are to observe on-site work, attend meetings, and discuss with station personnel around twice a year at Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station, in turn compiling safety improvement recommendations. The first round of this initiative will start on November 27, 2017.

Chubu Electric Power will continue making efforts to further enhance the safety of Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station.

1. Name

Hamaoka Advisory Board for Safety

2. Board Members

Board members consist of the following five individuals (In alphabetical order, titles omitted)


Major business career 

Akira Maru

2015: Senior Advisor, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Retired in 2016)

2011: Senior Corporate Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.
2006: Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.
1971: Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Ryousuke Mizutani

2014: Advisor, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
2007: Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Hamaoka Nuclear Power Executive Headquarters, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
2003: Senior General Manager, General Manager of Nuclear Power Department, Power Generation Division, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
1970: Joined Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

Noboru Okabe

2009: Assistant Senior Manager of Toshiba Nuclear Energy Systems & Services Division, Toshiba Corporation
(Note) 2017: Separated into Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
2005: President, BWR Operator Training Center Corporation
2002: General Manager, Isogo Nuclear Engineering Center, Toshiba Corporation
1971: Joined Toshiba Corporation

Hitoshi Sato

2015: Chairman, Chubu Electricity Management Engineer Association
2010: Vice President, Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization
2006: Deputy Director General, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency
1973: Joined Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry

Shinji Wakamiya

2012: President and Representative Director, Hokuriku Plant Services Co., Ltd. (Retired in 2015)
2009: Managing Director,Deputy General Manager of Nuclear Power Division, Hokuriku Electric Power Company
2006: Executive Officer,General Manager of Shika Nuclear Power Station, Hokuriku Electric Power Company
1975: Joined Hokuriku Electric Power Company

3. Structure aimed toward higher nuclear safety


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