Organization overview

Japan Fusion Energy Council (J-Fusion)
Date of foundation
March 29th, 2024
The objectives are to bring innovation to the energy systems of both Japan and the world through the creation of fusion energy industries, and to contribute to the development of humanity through stable and clean energy in the future.
Business Overview
  1. Investigation, research, and proposal regarding fusion energy industry and business
  2. Investigation and proposal regarding fusion energy technology
  3. Investigation, planning, and proposal regarding talent development related to fusion energy
  4. Investigation, research, and proposal regarding regulations, standards, and systems related to fusion energy
  5. Recommendations to the government regarding fusion energy
  6. Public relations activities related to the dissemination of fusion energy
  7. Collaboration with domestic and foreign fusion energy organizations, etc.
  8. Activities accompanying the above items
  9. Other necessary business to achieve the objectives of the association

Message from the Chair

Satoshi Konishi
Co-Founder, Representative Director,
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Fusioneer
Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd.

Realizing clean energy sources is a universal challenge for sustainable development and tackling issues such as climate change. Today, the development of fusion energy, anticipated to be a solution, is entering a transformative period. Building upon the robust technological foundation steadily developed through the international collaborative ITER project/BA activities, we are witnessing an era of accelerated private sector-led investment and industrialization efforts propelled by cutting-edge technologies. This has steered into an era of fusion energy development competition.

Japan possesses a well-established academic foundation, advanced technical expertise, manufacturing prowess, and a wealth of talent and experience underpinning these strengths. This unique position presents Japan with great potential in the international fusion energy in

dustry. As the competition intensifies, it is imperative for Japan’s private, academic, and government sectors to work together towards industrialization to deliver the promise of fusion.

The “Japan Fusion Energy Council: J-Fusion” is being established to bring together like-minded players across diverse sectors. Our objective is to cultivate a fusion energy industry originating from Japan, promoting it globally, and contributing to the future of humanity. With our sights set on an evolving industry, we come together to leverage the collective wisdom, talent, knowledge and experience, as we collaborate and forge ahead with global partners to develop an unprecedented supply chain.

Central to our success is the understanding and endorsement of a society that endorses and supports this new energy technology, enabling us to create momentum toward realizing fusion energy. We are determined to work diligently with members who share aspirations for a sustainable energy future. We appreciate continued support and cooperation in advancing the Council’s mission going forward.



Seiji Kitajima
Executive Officer, Head, Energy Innovation Initiative(EII)
Sumitomo Corporation


Takaya Taguchi
Co-founder, CEO
Helical Fusion Co., Ltd.

Executive director

Masahiko Fujihara
Executive Officer, General Manager, Industry Solution Division

Executive director

Hideya Moridaira
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.


Nobuhiko Kubota
Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Research and Development Division, IHI Corporation
Toshikazu Yaguchi
President, ATOX CO., LTD.
Kazuki Matsuo
CEO, EX-Fusion Inc.
Hideki Kurimura
Managing Executive Officer(Senior Vice President, Technical Headquarters And Senior Vice President, Innovation), INPEX CORPORATION
Yasuhide Yamada
Executive Officer, Corporate Planning Division (Environment and Energy), Shimizu Corporation
Taro Shimada
Representative Director, Corporate Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
Katsuhiko Kawazoe
Representative Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Naoki Okada
Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer, Fujikura Ltd.
Shuji Nakamura
Representative, Blue Laser Fusion Ltd.
Yoshiharu Shimmi
Senior Executive Officer, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co.,Ltd.
Yasuhiro Uchida
Managing Officer; Chief Operating Officer of Energy Solutions Business Unit, MITSUI & CO., LTD.
Yoshihiro Hirokawa
Managing Director, MITSUIFUDOSAN CO., LTD.
Akihiko Kato
Executive Adviser, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Tomonori Hirata
Senior Vice President, Division COO, Power Business Development Division, Mitsubishi Corporation
Tomohiko Asai
Representative Director, LINEA Innovations, Inc.
Genjiro Hagino
President and CEO, Yamato Gokin Co., Ltd.