WNTI Welcomes Kuniharu Kinoshita as New Specialist Advisor

The World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kuniharu Kinoshita as the new Specialist Advisor Secondee from WNTI Member, Nuclear Fuel Transport Co. (NFT).

We are thrilled to welcome Kuniharu Kinoshita to WNTI. We are looking forward to working closely with him over the next three years. Mr. Kinoshita brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the transport of spent nuclear fuel and MOX fuel in Japan, which will be invaluable to WNTI as we continue to advance our mission of driving the highest standards of safety and security in the global transport of nuclear and radioactive materials. His in-depth understanding of the complexities involved in the transport of nuclear materials will greatly enhance WNTI’s ongoing initiatives and projects.

Mr. Kinoshita will succeed Mr. Yukio Okabe as the Secretariat of the Spent Fuel Management, Back End Transport and Emergency Preparedness and Response Working Groups. He will also represent WNTI at future IAEA EPReSC Meetings.

Please join us in welcoming Kuniharu Kinoshita to WNTI and wishing him every success in his new role. We are confident that his secondment will be marked by significant advancements and successes over the next 3 years.

“I am honoured to join WNTI as a Specialist Advisor. I look forward to working closely with the team in London, the WNTI Members and contributing to the important work being done to ensure the safe and secure transport of nuclear materials globally.”
Kuniharu Kinoshita WNTI Specialist Advisor

About Kuniharu Kinoshita

Kuniharu Kinoshita has 8 years of experience with the transport of radioactive materials. He obtained his master’s in engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 2016. After that, he began working for Nuclear Fuel Transport Co., Ltd where he took care of designing and licensing various packages intended to transport spent fuel and MOX fuel within Japan. He also took care of licensing package of MOX fuel from France to Japan.


He had been assigned to Emergency Response team in the company and trained regularly. He was also involved in developing an emergency response procedure as a package design specialist.

Kuniharu joined WNTI in July 2024.