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Graduated from Graduate School of Engineering, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University. 























Visiting Faculty of  Stanford University and Joint Institute for Aeronautics & Acoustics of Stanford University & NASA Ames Research Center.


































Conducted Japan's NAL STOL-ASKA and NASA's QSRA Research Collaboration. 











Invited Lecture

Introducing Japan’s Spaceplane Programme at 10th International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines, September 1-6, 1991, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom.












































SSTO Spaceplane Wind Tunnel Testing

United States AEDC AFB, Von Karman Facility Tunnel C

February, 1995







































































International Aerospace Congress, IAC Moscow

International Program Committee














































































Prof.Alexander V. Nebylov St.Petersburg State Academy













Dr.Alexander Lanshin

CIAM Central Institute of Aviation Motors













With Harry A. Scott, Los Angels, CA, USA, 1991

















Organizer and Acting Chairman

The International Workshop on Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Technology (Tokyo, Japan, March, 1994 ) 

The International Workshop on Spaceplane and RLV Technology Demonstrators (Tokyo, Japan, March, 1997) 


















































































































Participants included (affiliation as of Workshop date) 

Heinrich Pfeffer  ESA   

Claudio Bruno  University of Rome, Italy 

Nikolai Anfimov  TsNIMASH, Russia  

Paul A.Czysz  St. Louis University, USA   

Jean A.Vandenkerchhove VDK System,  Belgium  

William A. Gaubatz  McDonnell Douglas, USA   

R.Hardy  Boeing Defense & Space Group, USA  

John Boyd  Australian Space Office, Australia 

German I. Zagainov  TsAGI, Russia  

Heribert Kuczera  Deutsche Aerospace, Germany  

Eric Webb  British Aerospace Defense Ltd, UK  

Vince Rausch  NASA, USA   

Gerard Laruelle  Aerospatiale, France   

Raymond J.Stalker  University of Queensland, Australia 

Roger Longstaff  Guest Associates (Europe) Ltd, UK



Plenary Presentation

National Report :Japan’s Hypersonics Activities, 9th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Norfolk, USA, 1999




















































51st International Astronautical Congress, October, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2-6, 2000 

GALA Dinner






























DLR-ONERA-NAL Trilateral Meeting (Paris, France 2001, Tokyo, Japan 2002, Berlin Germany 2003)


(Paris, France 2001)















(Tokyo Japan 2002)















(Berlin Germany 2003)





























Hosting the 10th International Space Plane Conference

Kyoto, Japan, March, 2001. 























































































































































Plenary National Report of Japanese Spaceplane Program

11th AIAA/AAAF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference,  Orleans, France, 29 September - 4 October, 2002 














































































Plenary Presentation

National Report :Japan’s Hypersonics Activities, 12th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Norfolk, USA, 2003










































































55th International Astronautical Congress, Vancouver, Canada

4-8 October, 2004









































Peer Review Committee, CIRA, Italy






























































IAA 1st International Conference  “Impact of Space on Society”, Budapest, Hungary, March 2005






















































































Plenary National Report of Japanese Spaceplane & Hypersonic Program

13th AIAA/CIRA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Capua, Italy, May, 2005











































International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan 

October 2005
















Dr.Sergio Vetrella ASI/CIRA Director-General  


Prof.Rodolfo Monti University of Naples Federico II  











57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain

October 1-7, 2006


































































Plenary National Report on Japanese Program

14th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Canberra, Australia, November 2006

































































Plenary Panel -Hypersonics-

XVIII International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines

Beijing, China, 2-7 September 2007















































Dr.Woodrow Whitlow Director, NASA Glenn RC




































59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, September 29th to October 3, 2008
















































EU-JAXA Collaboration Meeting

Japan, 2007

EC International Workshop on High Speed Air-Transport

Brussels, Belgium, 2012












































































































































Plenary Presentation, National Report on Japan’s Hypersonics Activities

16th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Bremen Germany, 2009





























































































































































































UK Space Agency Skylon Peer Review Workshop

England, UK in 2010


















































25 Years Anniversary since 1st Flight of USB-STOL X-Plane ASUKA

March 2011





























































30 Years Anniversary since the last flight of USB-STOL X-Plane ASUKA

June 29, 2019.
















Plenary Presentation, National Report of Japan

17th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, San Francisco USA, 2011.













































































































Plenary Presentation,  National Report :Japan’s R&D Activities

18th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Tours, France September 24-28, 2012.









































































































































































61st International Astronautical Congress, Prague Czech

September 27-October 1, 2010

GALA Dinner



















































64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, Beijing China

September 22-27, 2013 

GALA Dinner










































































19th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Atlanta, USA, June 16-20, 2014

Technical Co-Chair






























































Plenary Presentation,  Global Report

20th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Glasgow Scotland UK, 6-9 July 2015
































































































GALA Dinner

Glasgow City Chambers, 8th July, 2015































































































Workshop   Hypersonic Transport -From Vision to Reality-  

Ross Priory, Loch Lomond, Scotland, 10th July, 2015









































































Chairing the Session, The 3rd Symposium on Flight Tests for the Innovative Aerospace Transportation Systems.

September, 2015, Hokkaido Japan.





































































Brian Binnie

Space Ship I Test Pilot











Hypersonic Forum

Xiamen University, Xiamen, China April 21, 2016



















































Farewell Party for US Ambassador John V. Roos by Stanford Alumni,

June 26, 2013































Reception at Ambassade du Japon en france

Japan-France Collaboration Meeting, June 15, 2015





























Stanford Alumni Meeting with Ambassador Sujan Chinoy of India 

June 30, 2016   

























Stanford Alumni 2016 General Assembly Meeting at ARK Hills Club, August 1, 2016




































Graduate School Lecture Series at National Technical University

(2008  ~ )















Stanford Alumni New Year Reception at ARK Hills Club

February 16, 2016














Plenary Presentation, Global Report of Japan

21st International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Xiamen China, March 6-9, 2017















































































Stanford Alumni 2016 General Assembly Meeting at ARK Hills Club

July 31, 2017


























Stanford Alumni Meeting with Admiral Kawano, October 5, 2018
















Stanford Alumni Meeting with Australian Ambassador Hon. Richard Court. February 15, 2019





























Stanford Alumni Meeting with Dr. Seiji Nishino, Director, Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology Lab., Stanford University. April 18, 2019











MEXT Meeting 

(Deputy Minister Toichi Sakata)































(Professors Masakatsu Matsuki, Tadao Torisaki)












(Vice-Deputy Minister Masahiro Kawasaki)
















(Prof. Tatsuo Yamanaka, Dr.Tomifumi Godai, former IAF President)


























Awarded the imperial decoration (The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette) for the contribution to Japanese government aerospace projects and granted an audience with the Emperor in the Imperial Palace in November 2018.



















































































JAXA Office  -Spaceplane-