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The Future of U.S.-Japan Collaboration in the Space Business Industry

Thursday, March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


B2B Forum for Space Innovation Kick-off Session
「The Future of U.S.-Japan Collaboration in the Space Business Industry」

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In 2021, JAXA and X-Nihonbashi (a co-working space in Tokyo that is designed to serve as a hub for the space industry’s ecosystem) will implement “X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub’21” which will be a business matching program between Japan and the U.S. aiming to promote collaboration between Japanese and U.S. companies in the space domain, as well as entry from non-space domains. JAXA and X-Nihonbashi will be doing so in cooperation with NASA Ames Research Center.

For this program “X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub’21”, we are planning a series of events throughout the year. The main theme of the first kick-off event is “The Future of US-Japan Collaboration in the Space Business Industry”.

There will be a keynote address by a Japanese global analyst on the current status of the U.S. and Japanese markets regarding the space business and the importance of global partnerships.
In addition, a panel discussion will be held with NASA, JAXA, and Japanese and U.S. space related companies who all have extensive international experience to discuss the successes and challenges of U.S.-Japan partnerships on the topic of overseas business development.


<Agenda and Speakers> ※This event will be held in English

Opening Remarks
Dr. Eugene Tu | Center Director, NASA Ames Research Center
Ms. Kyoko Dateki | Director, Business Development and Industrial Relations Department, JAXA
Mr. Takashi Watanabe | Project Leader, Nihonbashi Urban Planning and Development Department, Mitsui Fudosan

Keynote Address
「Current Status and Analysis of Space Business, Importance of Global Partnerships」
Mr. Shogo Yakame | Consultant, Nomura Research Institute

Panel Discussion
「Issues and expectations for U.S.-Japan collaboration」
Moderator: Mr. Masashi Sato | Co-Founder, COO & Director, SPACETIDE Foundation
Mr. Terry Pagaduan | Business Development Lead, NASA Ames Research Center
Mr. Shinichi Takata | J-SPARC Producer, Business Development and Industrial Relations Department, JAXA
Mr. Michael Fletcher | President, MJF Consulting
Mr. Masa Nagasaki | Co-Founder & CEO, Space BD Inc.
Mr. Mike Kim|Head of APAC & General Manager Japan, Orbital Insight

Closing Remarks
Mr. Motohide Shiga | Head of Industrial Relations/Adviser to the Director,  Business Development and Industrial Relations Department, JAXA

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Thursday, March 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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