Tatsujiro Suzuki currently serves as both the Vice Director and a professor of the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA). He is also the former Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC). Prior to joining RECNA, Suzuki also served as an Associate Vice President of the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry in Japan (1996-2009), a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo (2005-09), an Associate Director of MIT’s International Program on Enhanced Nuclear Power Safety (1988-1993), and a Research Associate at MIT’s Center for International Studies (1993-95) where he co-authored a report on Japan's plutonium program. He is also a member of the Executive Committee and Council of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (2007-09 and from 2014~). Dr. Suzuki has a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Tokyo (1988).