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


APRSAF Side Events

Asia-Pacific Regional Space Generation Workshop (AP-SGW)

Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
Graduate School of System Design and Management of Keio University
29 – 30 November 2014
Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus
[Event Description]

Students and young professionals below 35 years old mainly from the Asia-Pacific region will discuss "approaches to promoting Asia-Pacific regional collaboration in the space sector - the next generation perspective." It also invites eminent speakers from the region to provide opportunities where participants can learn from the current generation leading the regional cooperation in the space sector.

The objective of the AP-SGW is as follows:
(i) To strengthen the regional network of the students and young professionals in the Asia-Pacific region;
(ii) To examine and consider key questions in the Asia-Pacific region that the regional space community is facing and to provide inputs from the next generation of the space professionals; and
(iii) To allow tomorrow's space sector leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to have the opportunity to interact with today's space leaders in the region through the cooperation with APRSAF.

Space Policy & Governance Workshop "Learning from the History of Space Policy"

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy
3 December 2014
Meeting Room 1, Tokyo International Exchange Center (Plaza Heisei)
[Event Description]

Space Policy and Governance Workshop will be held under the theme of "Learning from the History of Space Policy," and co-organized by the GraSPP and JAXA.Based on the outcomes of the joint research project by GraSPP and JAXA, some speakers will offer presentations about the historical overview of space policy in some major spacefaring nations such as Japan, France, Indonesia, Korea and so on. Following the presentation session, Q&A session will take place in order to find and discuss the lessons learned from the history of space policy.

International Workshop on "Space Law and Policy for Social Development"

UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
3 December 2014
Meeting Room 1, Tokyo International Exchange Center (Plaza Heisei)
[Event Description]

This international workshop will be organized by the UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute, together with Mitsubishi Research Institute. This event will include presentations to share the recent development of space law and policy in Asia, followed by a panel discussion to promote space cooperation in the region. Networking lunch will be offered from 12:30-13:30 at Meeting Room 2, Tokyo International Exchnage Center (Plaza Heisei).

Global Networking Event: "Asia-Pacific Female Networking For Enpowering Women in Space and Aeronautics"

Gender Equality Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
3 December 2014
Media Hall, Tokyo International Exchange Center (Plaza HEISEI)
[Event Description]

Because of the importance of diversity and innovation, the event especially will spotlight female role models who have led and accomplished significant results and share their best practices. It also will invite the eminent professor to lead the workshop-style discussion open to the participants.


Facilitator: Ms. Kayoko Sugahara, JAXA Gender Equality Advisor, President, INWES Japan

10:20 - Opening Remarks
(Mr. Kiyoshi Higuchi, Senior Vice President, JAXA)
Guest Speaker’s Remarks:
- Ms. Miho Hanabusa, Deputy Director General, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office
- Dr. Keisuke Isogai, Deputy Director General, Research and Development Bureau,
  Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
- Ms. Rui Mtsukawa, Director, Office of Gender Equlaity Promotion,
  Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
10:40 - JAXA’s Gender Equality Actovities and a Society in which All Women Shine
(Ms. NorikoShiomitsu, Director, Office of Gender Equality, JAXA)
10:55 - Effective Gender Equality Networking in Space and Aeronnautics
(Ms. Motoko Uchitomi, Gender Equality Office, JAXA)
11:00 - Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development
(SATREPS) through Space Technologies and Female Participation
(Dr. Yoshifumi Yasuoka, Program Officer, SATREPS, JST, Professor Emeritus,
The University of Tokyo)
11:20 - Reports from APRSAF of 3 Participating Countries/Regions
11:50 - Message of Support
- Ms. Naoko Yamazaki, Astornaut
- Dr.Tanja Masson Zwaan, President, International Institute of Space Law (IISL)
- Shoichiro Asada, President, Japanese Rocket Society
12:30 - Closing

Contact :Gender Equality Office, JAXA (KYODO-DANJO-JIMUKYOKUjaxa.jp)