IB Consultancy is pleased to announce that Dr. Makoto Akashi, Executive Officer of National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), will join NCT Asia Pacific 2017 as chairman. During his career, Dr. Akashi specialized in Radiation and Radiation Emergency Medicine, receiving numerous awards and becoming Executive Officer in 2016. He served as Executive Director of National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) from 2011 to 2015 and Director of the Center for Radiation Emergency Medicine from 2008 to 2010 at NIRS. After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) accident he played a leading role in providing advice and support as an expert regarding radiation emergency medicine. His team performed dose assessment of residents in Fukushima and also for emergency workers who were involved in recovery tasks at the Fukushima NPP.