Taketoshi Taniguchi

Professor/UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)


Dr. Taketoshi Taniguchi is a Professor at UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo. Prior to joining UOT in 2012, he was the Director of the Socio-Economic Research Center at the Central Research Institute of the Electric Power Industry from 2005-2010. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1984. He also served since 2005 as a representative of HSE Risk C-cube, an NPO for risk communication and collaboration with the community. Dr. Taniguchi’s area of expertise includes energy and nuclear policies, energy-related environmental risk and external cost analysis, organizational risk management and the societal decision-making process. His recent works and interest focus on technological risk governance in a complex society.