SGAC Japan

National Points of Contact
Kenta Watanabe
May 2016-May 2018

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Japan has its own space agency (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA) and has been taking an important role in space activities. Furthermore, many new space ventures and efforts as a private sector are started showing up in Japan. Space activities among the young people are of course vigorous and passionate, including the SGAC activities in Japan.  


Overview of Activities

In Japan, We have met a lot of space colleagues in the world through SGAC activities, SGC, and other aerospace events. We hope to develop more real business relationships with them. And we are now focusing on communicating well with each SGAC Japan members, keeping in touch with the participants of the past SGCs and spreading the word about the great experiences in SGAC to the space enthusiasts in Japan.

Visions of SGAC Japan:
1.    To communicate well with each SGAC Japan member.
2.    To keep in touch with the participants of the past SGCs.
3.    To spread the word about the great experiences in SGAC to the space enthusiasts in Japan.
4.    To encourage more members from Japan to participate in SGC.
5.    To warmly welcome SGAC members who visit Japan.

SGAC Japan members network is accessible via the SGAC Japan mailing list group!
Let’s challenge ourselves together to open up a new access to space with passion, creativity, and strong will!


Country-Specific Events in 2017

AP-SGW (2014) in Keio University, Yokohama 

SGAC Japan members at SGAC 2014

SGAC Round Table Talk Event 2016

SGAC Japanese members at AP-SGW 2016 in Philippines 

January 15 - Round Table Talk Event – Talking session among SGAC members and candidates for SGC and AP-SGW - Tokyo
February 16 - Space Job Hunting – Job hunting event for students who want to work in the space industry – Tokyo
November 12 to October 5 – Tanegashima Space Arts Festival – Held in Tanegashima, rocket launch place, and it attracts many people – Kagoshima


Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Japan

Non-Profit Organization (NPO)
•    University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC)
•    Manned Rocket Project (MRP)
•    Hokkaido Aerospace Science and Technology Incubation Center (HASTEC)
•    Kansai Space initiative (KASPI)
•    Space Travel Japan
•    Japan Space Elevator Association
•    Space Job Hunting

Technical Research Units
•    Spaceland Japan
•    Next Generation Space System Reliability

Local Units
•    Advanced Manufacturing Association of Tokyo Enterprises for Resolution of Aviation System (AMATERAS)
•    Wing Win OKAYAMA

Space Media
•    SpaceRef
•    Space Library




















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