YOSHIOKA Hitoshi is Former Professor in the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies Research, Kyushu University. He specializes in the history of science and technology.
He graduated from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, in 1976, and went on to become Lecturer, and later Associate Professor, in the Faculty of Economics, Wakayama University. He previously served as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Kyushu University, before taking up Professorship in 1994. Since the 1990s, his primary research interest has been the history of nuclear policy. He passed away in 2018.