2. Annual Meetings
  3. APRSAF-21
  4. Meeting Details


Meeting Details

Group Photo


December 2-5, 2014


National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064 Japan

Tokyo International Exchange Center (Plaza Heisei)
Tokyo Academic Park, 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8630 Japan


Leap to the Next Stage: Delivering Innovative Ideas and Solutions


Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

APRSAF-21 will be also supported by the following organizations:

Office of National Space Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Gerneral Co-chairs

  • Dr. Keisuke Isogai
    Deputy Director General
    Research and Development Bureau, MEXT
  • Dr. Yasushi Horikawa
    Previous Chairperson of UNCOPUOS
    Technical Counselor, JAXA

Overall Schedule of APRSAF-21

Dates Event Venue
29-30 November 2014 Water Rocket Event Nihon University
1 December 2014 SAFE Workshop Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC)
1 December 2014 Kibo-ABC Workshop Miraikan
2 December 2014 New Cooperation Session Miraikan
2-5 December 2014 APRSAF-21 Miraikan, Plaza Heisei
2-5 December 2014 Poster Contest Miraikan, Plaza Heisei
2-5 December 2014 Exhibition Miraikan, Plaza Heisei
3 December 2014 Welcome Reception Miraikan
5 December 2014 Technical Tour Tsukuba Space Center
6-7 December 2014 Technical Tour Tanegashima Space Center

Welcome Reception

A reception will be organized at Miraikan on Wednesday evening, 3 December 2014, to be hosted by MEXT to welcome the participants of the APRSAF-21. The exact time and place of the reception will be announced in due course.

Technical Tour

Technical Tours will take place on the afternoon of 5 December (Tour-A) and 6 & 7 December (Tour-B).
Please visit here for further information.

APRSAF Activities

New Cooperation Session
  • Date:2 December 2014
  • Venue:Miraikan

Contact for further information:
APRSAF Secretariat
E-mail: aprsaf21aprsaf.org FAX : +81-3-5209-3208

We are interested in exploring opportunities for further space related cooperation through the framework of APRSAF. With this view, we would like to provide an opportunity for making a presentation to those who have proposals on new cooperation ideas, which are not currently addressed in any of APRSAF working groups.
For the details of New Cooperation Session at APRSAF-20 in 2013, please visit at:

SAFE Initiative Workshop
  • Date:1 December 2014
  • Venue:Conference room 1

    Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC)
    TOKYU REIT Toranomon Bldg. 2F
    3-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001, Japan

  • Reference:http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/SAFE/

Contact for further information:
Mr. Ko Hamamoto
TEL : +81-50-3362-7938 FAX : +81-29-868-2961
E-mail: hamamoto.kojaxa.jp

Kibo-ABC Initiative Workshop

Contact for further information:
Ms. Yoshimi Osada
TEL : +81-50-3362-3387 FAX : +81-29-868-3957
E-mail: osada.yoshimijaxa.jp

Water Rocket Event

Rules for Launch Competition

Poster Contest
  • Theme:“Space is the future”
  • Co-organizers: MEXT and JAXA
  • Date:2-5 December 2014
  • Venue:Miraikan, Plaza Heisei

Contact for further information on the Poster Contest and the Water Rocket Event:
Mr. Takaaki Okano, JAXA Space Education Center
TEL : +81-50-3362-6438 FAX : +81-42-759-8612
E-mail: z-kokusaiedu.jaxa.jp


More information on the Water Rocket Event and Poster Contest will be made available in due course. Please check the APRSAF website (http://www.aprsaf.org) for any updates.


APRSAF-21 Flyer [3.64MB]

Points of Contact for APRSAF-21

If you have any inquiries concerning APRSAF-21, please contact:

Ms. Mami Sasamura, APRSAF-21 Secretariat, c/o Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
ochanomizu sola city, 4-6 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8008, Japan
E-mail: aprsaf21aprsaf.org or FAX:+81-3-5209-3205