Research Programs: Policy History and Policy Assessment

History of the Policies of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


KIKKAWA Takeo Faculty Fellow)



This project examines the 11-year history of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), from its foundation in 2001 till the entirety of its tasks are transferred to the Nuclear Safety and Security Agency (NSSA) (tentative), a new organization affiliated with the Ministry of the Environment, in 2012, with an aim to make use of the lessons learned from its experience in nuclear safety administration in the future. We will not only record objective facts regarding the NISA--its policies as well as its role and nature as an administrative organ--but also attempt to account for the facts by incorporating analytical and evaluative perspectives and examining how the NISA policies have changed over the years.

February 14, 2012 - December 31, 2015