Eisuke Tada was one of them, both a pioneer in the territory that had been selected for the construction of the ITER installation and a veteran, having devoted almost
Eisuke Tada was one of the''Original Six'' who in 2006, staffed the ITER Joint Work Site in Cadarache, France. At that time,he had already devoted almost two decades to the project and even longer to international cooperation in fusion.
ITER Director-General Pietro Barabaschi, whose path often crossed that of Eisuke Tada over the past three decades, also had many stories and remembrances to share. But what stood out beyond anecdotes was gratitude for Eisuke Tada's unflinching dedication and commitment, especially during the "difficult period" when, following the untimely passing of former Director-General Bernard Bigot, he assumed the
Speaking upon the backdrop of a photograph of the ''Original Six'', Akko Maas hailed ''the gentle soul, who was firm when needed,'' and a ''highly technically sound'' colleague who was ''truly committed to the ITER machine throughout all his different roles.''