Takashi Mukaibo, deputy chairman of Japan's Atomic Energy Commission, has long been involved in international science policy. Trained as a chemical engineer, Mukaibo in 1954-58 was the first postwar science attaché at the Japanese Embassy in Washington. He served on the United Nations Advisory Commission on the Application of Science and Technology for Development from 1971 to 1980, and was vice chairman of the Japan National Commission for UNESCO in 1974-76. For the past few years he has been co-chairman of the US.-Japan Committee on Scientific Cooperation.

A leader in Japan's development of nuclear energy, Mukaibo also has had a distinguished academic career. He spent 18 years as a professor at Japan's prestigious University of Tokyo, including a stint as dean of the engineering faculty, before being appointed to a four-year term as university president in 1977. He has served as president of the Japan Chemical Society, the Japan Association...

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