Makoto Akashi, MD, PhD., is the Executive Officer of the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the Yamagata University in 1981, followed by a PhD at the Jichi Medical School in 1989. He joined the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in the Division of Radiation health and has since then focused on Radiation and Radiation Emergency Medicine, becoming the Executive Director in 2011. In 2016 he became the Executive Officer of the National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology. Makoto Akashi is amongst other associations a member of the International Association of Radiopathology. He has also won numerous prizes and awards in the field of Radiology.