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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.
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 member, 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.
We launched a scholarship program for Japanese participants of SGC this year. Two Japanese students participated in the SGC2013 in Beijing by this program and they contributed to SGC working groups as a rapporteur. This program is supported by SGC OB/OGs, individuals and private companies.
Thanks to Tomohiro Kawamura, Kazuhiko Yotsumoto, Ryoko Nakamura, Shinichiro Narita, Keisuke Shimizu, Yusuke Muraki, Ken Fujiwara, Ludens Engineering Laboratory, Inc. and many Anonymous supporters!
SGAC Japan Web Page (Japanese)
Let’s challenge ourselves together to open up a new access to space with passion, creativity, and strong will!
Visions of SGAC Japan
- To communicate well with each SGAC Japan member.
- To keep in touch with the participants of the past SGCs.
- To spread the word about the great experiences in SGAC to the space enthusiasts in Japan.
- To encourage more members from Japan to participate in SGC.
- To warmly welcome SGAC members who visit Japan.
SGAC Japan members network is accessible via the SGAC Japan mailing list group!
Young Space Activities Overview in Japan
So many space-related events have been organized for college students and young professionals. Make sure to check out our interesting link section below and the national report of Japan in SGAC's annual report 2012!
Country-Specific Events in 2014
- Space Expo 2014 (19 July - 23 September)
- Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2014 (14 - 17 October)
- The 58th Symposium on Space Science and Technology (11- 14 November)
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Japan
Non-Profit Organization (NPO)
Technical Research Units