Dr. Makoto Akashi is currently Professor Tokyo Healthcare University. He served as Executive Officer of National
Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology (QST) from 2016 to 2018 and Executive Director of National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) from 2011 to 2015.
Dr. Akashi started his medical career as a resident of internal medicine at the Jichi Medical School Hospital,
Tochigi, Japan in 1981. He moved to the Division of Hematology/Oncology at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1987 and joined NIRS in 1990.
Dr. Akashi is President of the Japanese Association for Radiation Accident/Disaster Medicine. He was the representative of Japan to UNSCEAR from 2017 to 2019.