Blue ribbon panel

Council for Proper Procurements in ACW Projects


The Council for Proper Procurements in ACW Projects is convened to examine from a neutral, impartial and objective perspective the appropriateness of procurements which include machine production, facility construction, etc. that are made in the course of implementing the projects to destroy chemical weapons abandoned in China by the former Japanese military.

Council members

As of July 2015

Name Expertise Background
Dr. Hiroshi ARIKAWA [Auditing field] Professor, Institute of Science and Technology, Nihon University
Former Director-General, the 4th Bureau, the Board of Audit
Mr. Yoshio ITEYA [Legal field] Attorney at law admitted in Japan and New York, Professor of Law, Hitotsubashi University Law School
Dr. Akio TAKAHARA [China studies] Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Koichi FUJIE [Technical field] Professor, Institute of Advanced Science, Yokohama National University
Dr. Shintaro FURUSAKI [Technical field] Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
MG Yohsuke YAMASATO [Technical field] Advisor, Koken Ltd.
Ex-Commandant, Chemical School of Japan Ground Self Defense Force