Takashi Mukaibo

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Takashi Mukaibo
Born (1917-03-24)March 24, 1917
Dalian, Kwantung
Died July 4, 2002(2002-07-04) (aged 85)
Shinjuku, Tokyo
Citizenship Japanese
Fields Chemistry and nuclear engineering
Alma mater Imperial University of Tokyo
Spouse Nobuko Mukaibo[1]

Takashi Mukaibo (向坊 隆, Mukaibō Takashi, 24 March 1917 – 4 July 2002) was a Japanese chemist and nuclear engineer.

Appointed as the first science attaché at the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. in 1954,[2] Mukaibo played a significant role in coordinating the atomic energy agreement with the United States.[3]

After returning to Japan, he became dean of the School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo.[1] He served as the university's president from 1977 to 1981.[3]

Mukaibo is considered a pioneer in the field of use of nuclear energy in Japan.[1] He promoted nuclear power generation for his entire career and served as chairman of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum from 1992 to 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d 向坊隆氏が死去 原子力利用の草分け. 47 News (in Japanese). Kyodo. 4 July 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Dees, Bowen (1997). The Allied Occupation and Japan's Economic Miracle. Routledge. p. 306. 
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Takashi Mukaibo". The Japan Times. July 5, 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2011.