Mr Ishii Yasuo
Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
As of April 2020, Mr. ISHII Yasuo was appointed as JAXA Vice President responsible for strategic planning and management, international relations and research, security and information systems, business development and industrial relations, and space education.
He joined JAXA in 1986 and started his career as an engineering researcher in thermal and structural engineering for space systems. He then worked as a project engineer for the Manipulator Flight Demonstration on the Space Shuttle (STS-85) and the Japanese Experiment Module, KIBO.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1984 and 1986, respectively.