About

Japan Institute for Space and Security 

Japan Institute for Space and Security (JISS) is a think tank that proactively engages with continuous expert study and advocates effective actions to promote development of Japanese industry and international cooperation in the areas of space and security, in furtherance of enhancing Japan’s national security using space, as well as securing safe and stable utilization of space.

JISS conducts such activities as follows:
• Study and analysis of space related issues to strengthen Japan’s national  security capabilities and cooperation with allies and partner nations
• Support in developing policies related to the above and recommendation of effective measures to realize policy goals
• Promotion of international cooperation in systems and technology related to space and security.

Founded:   July 11, 2018
Address:   Nagata-cho SR Building 3F 2-12-8 Nagata-cho,
                 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014 Japan
Phone:      (81) 3-6205-4744
eMail:        office@jiss.or.jp
Website:    http://www.jiss.or.jp/

【Organization 

 

【Board of Directors】(as of September 30, 2019)

・Chairman:  Satoshi MORIMOTO (former Defense Minister of Japan)
・President:  Hiroshi IMAZU (former member of House of Representatives;
                   former  Chairman, Research Commission on Security, LDP;
                   former Chairman, Space Policy Research Council, LDP)
・Vice President:  Haruhiko KATAOKA, Ph. D (former Chief of Staff, JASDF)
・Vice President:  Junichi NISHIYAMA
                          (Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Future Engineering)
・Director:  Shinichi NAKASUKA (Ph. D, Professor University of Tokyo)
・Director:  Hideaki WATANABE (Dr. Eng., former Commissioner ATLA, MOD)
・Director:  Peter J. MARQUEZ
                (Partner, Andart Global; former Director, Space Policy, NSC)
・Director:  Masato NAGASE (President, Global Insight Corporation)
・Auditor:  Tetsuya NISHIKAWA
       (former Assistant Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary)

JISS Membership:
・Corporate Member
・Individual Member
・Associate Corporate Member (for donation and support purposes)
・Associate Individual Member (for donation and support purposes)

【Advisors】(as of September 30, 2019)

Honorary Advisor:

・Yoshiyuki KASAI (Chairman Emeritus and Director, Central Japan Railway Company)

Vice Chairman:

・Masanori NISHI (former Administrative Vice Minister, MOD)
・Hirofumi KATASE (former Vice Minister for International Affairs, METI)

Special Counsel:

・Setsuhiro SHIMOMURA (Special Advisor, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
・Ryoichi ORIKI (former Joint Chief of Staff, MOD)
・Shigeru IWASAKI (former Joint Chief of Staff, MOD)
・Katsutoshi KAWANO (former Joint Chief of Staff, MOD)

Counsel:

・Tokuichiro TAMAZAWA (former H.R. Minister of Defense, Japan Defense Agency)
・Tetsuro KUROE (former Joint Chief of Staff, MOD)
・Hidetoshi HIRATA (Ph. D, former Commander, Air Training Command, ASDF)
・Koichiro BANSHO (former Commander, Western Army, GSDF)
・Kazuto SUZUKI (Ph. D, Professor, Hokkaido University)
・James AUER (Ph. D, Director of James E. Auer U.S.-Japan Center)
・Torkel PATTERSON (former Special Assistant to President, U.S. NSC) 

Policy Advisors: 

・Katsuhiko SAITO (President, Saito Consulting)
・Takashi IKEMOTO (former General Manager, Space Development Division, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
・Yukio KITAMURA (President, Space Associates)
・Norihiro SAKAMOTO (President, New Space Global Strategy Lab)

Special Advisors:

・Hon. Takeo KAWAMURA (former Chief Cabinet Secretary, Chairman, Special Committee on Space and Maritime Security, LDP)
・Hon. Gen NAKATANI (H. R. former Minister of Defense)
・Hon. Yasukazu HAMADA (H. R. former Minister of Defense)
・Hon. Akinori ETO (H. R. former Minister of Defense)
・Hon. Itsunori ONODERA (H. R. former Minister of Defense)
・Hon. Yasutoshi NISHIMURA (H. R. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary)
・Hon. Minoru TERADA (H. R. Chairman Space Policy Research Council, LDP)
・Hon. Minoru KIHARA (H. R. former State Minister for Finance, former Parliamentary Vice Minister for Defense)
・Hon. Kenji WAKAMIYA (H. R. former State Minister for Defense)
・Hon. Taku OTSUKA (H. R. former State Minister for Finance)
・Hon. Masahisa SATO (H. C. State Minister for Foreign Affairs)
・Hon. Keitaro ONO (H. R. former Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense)
・Hon. Shinichi NAKATANI (H. R. Sec. General, Space Policy Research Council LDP)
・Hon. Takashi UTO (H. C. Principal Director, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee)

 

 

 

 

【Founding Supporters and Contributors】

・Setsuko AOKI, Professor, Keio University
・Takashi IKEMOTO, former Advisor, NPO Co-JASPA
・Shigeru IWASAKI, former Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, MOD
・Ryoichi ORIKI, former Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, MOD
・Yoshiyuki KASAI, Honorary Chairman, Central Japan Railway Company
・Hirofumi KATASE, former Vice Minister, METI
・Eiichi KIUCHI, former Fellow, NPO Co-JASPA
・Yukio KITAMURA, Representative Director, Space Associates
・Tetsuro KUROE, former Administrative Vice Minister, MOD
・Yoshinori KOMIYA, former Director General, NSPS, Cabinet Office
・Koki KOYAMA, Board Director, Space Unit President, SKY Perfect JSAT Corp
・Katsuhiko SAITO, Representative Director, Saito Consulting
・Setsuhiro SHIMOMURA, Special Advisor, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
・Kazuto SUZUKI, Professor, Hokkaido University
・Shinichi NAKASUKA, Professor, Tokyo University
・Masato NAGASE, President, Global Insight Corporation
・Masanori NISHI, former Administrative Vice Minister, MOD
・Junichi NISHIYAMA, Senior Research Fellow, IFENG
・Torkel PATTERSON, former Special Assistant to President, NSC, USA
・Koichiro BANSHO, former Commander, Western Army, JGSDF
・Hidetoshi HIRATA, former Commander, Air Training Command, JASDF
・Peter MARQUEZ, former Director Space Policy, NSC, USA
・Michihiro YAMAO, formerly Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
・Hideaki WATANABE, former Commissioner ATLA, MOD