The 2nd Annual JISS Symposium

“Changing Security Environment and Japan’s Space Strategy and Policies”
About 200 people attended. Participants discussed Japan’s space security and conducted very meaningful discussion.

Date: September 30, 2019 (Mon) 13:30-17:00
Place: Multi-Purpose Conference Room, National Diet Office Building


  • Opening Remarks:
    • Mr. Satoshi Morimoto, Chairman, JISS
  • Guest Remarks:
    • Hon. Takeo Kawamura (acting Kenichi Kawamura), Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party for Space and Ocean Development
    • Hon. Joseph M. Young, U. S. Chargé D’Affaires to Japan
    • Mr. Takehiko Matsuo, Director General, National Space Policy Secretariat, the Cabinet Office
  • Session 1: Panel Discussion
    “Changing Environment for Space and Japan-U.S. Cooperation”
    • Moderator:
      • Mr. Osamu Sorimachi, Chief News Commentary, Fuji TV
    • Panelist:
      • Hon. Satoshi Morimoto Chairman of JISS (former Minister of Defense)
      • Hon. Itsunori Onodera, Chairman of Research Commission on Security, LDP (former Minister of Defense)
      • Hon. Kenji Wakamiya, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (former Minister of State for Defense)
  • Session 2: Panel Discussion
    “Japan’s Space Policy and Use of Space for Security”
    • Moderator:
      • Mr. Eiichi Kiuchi, JISS Research Fellow
    • Panelist:
      • Dr. Haruhiko Kataoka, Vice President, JISS  (former Chief of Staff, JASDF)
      • Dr. Hideaki Watanabe, Director, JISS (former Commissioner, ATLA, MOD)
      • Mr. Kazuhiko Aoki, Executive Officer, Sky Perfect JSAT Corp.
      • Mr. Robert Morrissey, President, Raytheon Japan
  • Closing Remark: 
    • Mr. Hiroshi Imazu, President, JISS