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November 26-29, 2019

Nagoya, Japan Japan

Meeting Details

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November 26-29, 2019


Nagoya Convention Hall
4-60-12 Hiraike-chou, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 453-6102, Japan


Advancing Diverse Links Toward a New Space Era


The 26th session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-26) is co-organized by the following organizations:

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

APRSAF-26 is also supported by the following organizations:

National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
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)
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Aichi Prefecture
Nagoya City

Overall Schedule of the APRSAF-26

Plenary and Working Groups

Dates Event Venue
26-29 November 2019 APRSAF-26
- 26-27 November
  Working Group Sessions
- 28-29 November
  Plenary Session
Nagoya Convention Hall

APRSAF Activities & APRSAF Related Projects

Dates Event Venue
22-24 November 2019 Water Rocket Event National Consumer Affairs Center (NCAC) of Japan and Camp Fuchinobe reserved land,
Sagamihara City (Kanagawa)
25 November 2019 SAFE Workshop JICA Chubu Nagoya Global Plaza
Kibo-ABC Workshop Room 302, Nagoya Convention Hall
26-27 November 2019 Space Industrial Forum Room: TBD, Nagoya Convention Hall
27 November 2019 Space Policy Practitioners Workshop Room 406, Nagoya Convention Hall
26-29 November 2019 Poster Contest Nagoya Convention Hall

Plenary Session

The Plenary Session of the APRSAF-26 will be held from 28 to 29 November 2019.

The General Co-Chairs are:

Deputy Director General, Research and Development Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Dr. YAMAKAWA Hiroshi
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Working Groups

Prior to the Plenary Session, the following working group sessions will take place in parallel from 26 to 27 November 2019. The concept notes for four working groups and initiatives are on:
APRSAF-26 Working Groups

Presentation Guidelines:

1. Participants who wish to give a presentation are requested to send abstracts (approximately 400 words in length) to the APRSAF Secretariat when registering. The presentation will be selected based on your submitted abstract. The result will be informed by the end of October.
2. If selected, presenters have to submit their presentation material by November 11 in a way specified by the WG secretariat. Presentation has to be aligned with the APRSAF concept and the purpose of the presentation is not the advertisement of your company’s products.
3. Please certify that your presentation represents original work and that no portion of the material is covered by a prior copyright: or that for any portion copyrighted, you have obtained permission for its use and such permissions are in writing.

The Working Group Co-Chairs are listed below:

Space Applications Working Group (SAWG):
Dr. P.G. Diwakar Director, Earth Observation & Disaster Management (EDPO),
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Mr. HIRABAYASHI Takeshi Director for Satellite Applications,
Satellite Applications and Operations Center, JAXA
Space Technology Working Group (STWG):
Dr. Pham Anh Tuan Director General, Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC),
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
Dr. HARIGAE Masatoshi Director, Research Strategy Department, Research and Development Directorate, JAXA
Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG):
Dr. Damrongrit Niammuad Director, Space Krenovation Park
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)
Ms. OGAWA Shiho Director, Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Utilization Center, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, JAXA
Space Education Working Group (SEWG):
Mr. Krishna Raj Adhikary Chairman, Nepal Scientific Activities and Research Center (NESARC)
Ms. SASAKI Kaori Director, Space Education Center, JAXA

APRSAF Activities

i. SAFE Initiative Workshop

Date: 25 November 2019
Reference: http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/SAFE/

<Contact for further information>
E-mail: Z-SAFEml.jaxa.jp TEL: +81-50-3362-6386

ii. Kibo-ABC Initiative Workshop

Date: 25 November 2019
Reference: http://www.aprsaf.org/initiatives/kibo_abc/

<Contact for further information>
Mr. TANIGAKI Fumiaki
E-mail: Kibo-ABCaprsaf.org TEL: +81-50-3362-2186

iii. Water Rocket Event

Organizers: JAXA
Date: 22-24 November 2019
Venue: National Consumer Affairs Center (NCAC) of Japan and Camp Fuchinobe reserved land,
Sagamihara City (Kanagawa)
Reference: Outline (updated on November 14)
Competition Guideline (updated on November 1)
Application Process (updated on June 21)

<Contact for further information>
Ms. UCHIDA Ayako
ap_wre_eduml.jaxa.jp TEL: +81-50-3362-6438

iv. Poster Contest

Theme: “See You in Space!”
Co-organizers: APRSAF Space Education Working Group
Date: 26-29 November 2019
Reference: Rules

<Contact for further information>
Ms. UCHIDA Ayako
ap_poster_eduml.jaxa.jp TEL: +81-50-3362-6438

v. APRSAF-26 Exhibition

Date: 26-29 November 2019
Venue: Foyer, 3rd Floor, Nagoya Convention Hall
Application / Details: APRSAF-26 Exhibition

<Contact for further information>
Ms. KUWANO Ayaka

Point of Contact for APRSAF-26

Ms. KAGIWADA Yoko, APRSAF-26 Secretariat
c/o Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Ochanomizu Sola City, 4−6 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8008, Japan
E-mail: aprsaf26aprsaf.org TEL: +81-50-3362-5880