Dr. Takashi Ikeda is Deputy Director of National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office of Japan. He occupies the current position since January 2017. Prior to the current position, he had worked at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hokkaido Prefectural Government as national and local government officials since 2002, where his responsibility covered science affairs, economic affairs, trade negation, social welfare and rural development. Before the appointment to government officials, he was engaged in science research specialized in atmosphere and ocean science in the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo, since his graduation of bachelor degree in 1997. He was JSPS fellow from 2000 to 2002, and given a doctoral degree of science by the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo.