SPACETIDE


PEOPLE

Board of Directors

  • Masayasu Ishida

    Masayasu Ishida

    Co-Founder, President and CEO

    Masayasu Ishida

    Masayasu
    Ishida

    石田 真康

    Co-Founder, President and CEO

    Masayasu Ishida is co-founder, chairman and CEO of SPACETIDE Foundation which is a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization focusing on the development and expansion of the space industry. He is also a Principal of global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney and has over 15 years of consulting experience with focusing on aerospace and automotive. As an acting member of the Japanese government’s Committee on National Space Policy, he has supported the cabinet office and other governmental agencies especially in the context of fostering commercial space businesses. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo.

  • Masashi Sato

    Masashi Sato

    Co-Founder, Director and COO

    Masashi Sato

    Masashi
    Sato

    佐藤 将史

    Co-Founder, Director and COO

    As Co-founder, Director and COO of SPACETIDE Foundation, Masashi Sato works on promotion and fostering new space industry through its national first private-led space business conference and different activities. Masashi is also active as a member of a Japanese space startup from 2019. He has previously worked for Nomura Research Institute as a strategic business consultant from 2003 to 2019. He has a B.S. from the University of Tokyo (2001), a M.S. from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo (2003), and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles (2013). He is a "QZSS Evangelist" of the Cabinet Office of Japan, a committee member of the "Committee of Future Space Utilization" by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, and a committee member of the "Committee of Next-gen Geosynchronous Meteorological Satellite" by the Japan Meteorological Agency. He writes regular monthly articles in bizble, an online business media by Asahi Shimbun.

  • Shinichi Nakasuka

    Prof. Shinichi Nakasuka

    Director

    Shinichi Nakasuka

    Prof. Shinichi
    Nakasuka

    中須賀 真一

    Director

    Prof. Nakasuka graduated from University of Tokyo in 1983 and got Ph.D in 1988. He joined IBM Research during 1988-1990, and then worked for Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo as a lecturer in 1990, as an Associate Professor, and became a Professor in 2004. He is a member of JSASS, SICE, and IAA, and the former Chairperson of IFAC Aerospace Technical Committee and current president of UNISEC-GLOBAL. His major research areas include micro/nano/pico-satellites, autonomy and intelligence for space systems, novel space systems, and guidance, navigation and control of spacecraft. He developed and launched 13 micro/nano/pico-satellites successfully including the world first CubeSat. Member of Space Policy Committee of Japanese government.

  • Nakajima

    Ryo Nakajima

    Auditor

    Nakajima

    Ryo
    Nakajima

    中島 亮

    Auditor

    After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Chuo University in 2004, he joined a judicial scrivener's office in Tokyo, and after obtaining his judicial scrivener's license in 2007, he engaged in corporate legal consulting, including corporate start-ups and reorganizations. In 2018, he opened his own office, "Judicial Scrivener Nakajima Law Office. In addition to corporate matters, he also assists academic organizations, mainly in the medical field, with their incorporation, and serves as an advisor to various corporations, including public interest corporations, general corporations, and NPOs, mainly providing compliance guidance and supporting the establishment of governance systems. In 2020, he was appointed as an auditor of SPACETIDE, a general incorporated association. In addition to his current position, he also serves as an auditor for the Japanese Society for prehospital emergency life-saving and the Study Group on Clinical Application of Advanced Medicine.

Full Time Staff

  • Daisuke Atarashi

    Daisuke Atarashi

    General Manager of Corporate Planning Office

    Daisuke Atarashi

    Daisuke
    Atarashi

    新子 大輔

    General Manager of Corporate Planning Office

    Daisuke Atarashi is a General Manager of Corporate Planning Office at SPACETIDE Foundation, responsible for strategic planning and implementation, sponsorship negotiations, and international collaborations with external parties. He has experienced research and development for autonomous driving systems at SIEMENS, as well as business strategy consulting at IBM.Currently, his base is Brussels. He has two Masters degree, the first in Aerospace Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University and the second in MBA from Solvay Business School.

Pro-Bono

  • Hiroaki Fujihara

    Hiroaki Fujihara

    Secretariat&Operations PM

    Space-Enabled World PM

    COMPASS Analyst

    Hiroaki Fujihara

    Hiroaki
    Fujihara

    藤原 寛朗

    Secretariat&Operations PM

    Space-Enabled World PM

    COMPASS Analyst

    In 2016, Hiroaki Fujihara joined an Electrical Manufacturing company as a Satellite System Designer. Currently, he leads the development and design of synthetic aperture radar systems for satellites and is well versed in satellite manufacturing and satellite data utilization. Hiroaki also works with several space companies as a pro-bono member - in January 2020, he began supporting ispace's private lunar exploration program "HAKUTO-R" and since then has been committed to expanding the base of private lunar exploration. Furthermore, in August 2021, he joined PD Aerospace, LTD. to assist with, and support, the development of their rocket engines. He became a member of SPACETIDE Foundation in October 2020 and holds several roles within the organization. Firstly, he oversees the creation of "COMPASS" space business report, which serves as a knowledge base on the progress of new space businesses in Japan and abroad. Since October 2021, he has also been Program Manager of the "Space-Enabled World” initiative, which aims to deepen the connection with the end-user communities of space data, grow existing and emerging space communities, and provide a forum for practical discussions from the lens of the end-user to accelerate the formation of the satellite data market. In addition, in March 2022, he was appointed Program Manager of the Secretariat, directing the overall organizational and operational aspects of SPACETIDE.

  • Atsushi Yamagata

    Atsushi Yamagata

    Secretariat&Operations PM

    Atsushi Yamagata

    Atsushi
    Yamagata

    山縣 篤

    Secretariat&Operations PM

    After working as an engineer at a research institute of a sanitary ware manufacturer, where Atsushi Yamagata was engaged in research and development of construction methods and welfare equipment, he worked for public institutions and private companies related to welfare, and is now engaged in supporting the development of welfare towns and managing services provided by developers. He is a disaster preparedness checklist evangelist, and has been participating in SPACETIDE since 2015, when it was first held, and contributes to the overall support and coordination of the organization as a program manager at the secretariat.

  • Hirokazu Mori

    Hirokazu Mori

    CXO Advisor

    Hirokazu Mori

    Hirokazu
    Mori

    森 裕和

    CXO Advisor

    Hirokazu Mori is PM of Global team at General Incorporated Association SPACETIDE and APAC Business Development Executive of Blue Abyss, which is the world's first private astronaut training firm. He entered the University of Edinburgh directly from the 2nd year, and read Theoretical astrophysics and graduated from the top. He received grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and has experience in theoretical cosmology research (gravitational waves and modified gravitational theory). He was active in the Mediterranean as a professional diver, has won awards in the European and Mediterranean areas as a young professional diver, and has been featured in a famous diving magazine. He has experience as a backpacker and has visited about 80 countries so far. After returning to Japan, he works as a business consultant at a major domestic business consulting firm in Japan, consulting on the theme of new business creation, business strategy of space sector, and global DX strategy. He took the stage at the industry track of the Earth observation conference GEOWEEK 2019 sponsored by the Australian government and the event NEXTSPACE Vol4 by young volunteers from the space industry. His hobbies include wreck / underwater cave diving, airplane piloting, piano performance, art, and astrophysics. He hopes to go to the moon as an astronaut.

  • Jenna Tiwana

    Jenna Tiwana

    Corporate Planning Office

    Jenna Tiwana

    Jenna
    Tiwana

    ジェンナ・ティワナ

    Corporate Planning Office

    "Jenna Tiwana works within the Global Team at SPACETIDE Foundation and is also a European Business Development and Partnerships Officer at ispace inc. Previously Jenna was a Management Consultant at Bain & Company for ~4 years, gaining particular experience in Private Equity and Strategy cases. During her time at Bain, she worked in a range of industries and across both London and Tokyo offices. Jenna has two Masters degrees, the first in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southampton and the second in Space Studies from the International Space University where she received the Association of Space Explorer’s Award. In her spare time Jenna also volunteers with non-profit organizations in the space industry from across the world including the Space Generation Advisory Council and the British Interplanetary Society.

  • Yusuke Yonezu

    Yusuke Yonezu

    COMPASS Team PM

    Yusuke Yonezu

    Yusuke
    Yonezu

    米津 佑亮

    COMPASS Team PM

    Yusuke Yonezu is program manager in the planninng team of SPACETIDE's original report "COMPASS". He joined HAKUTO as a pro bono from 2016 to 2018. Currently, he also designs the satellite component as an electrical engineer.

  • Yoshiaki Nakaue

    Yoshiaki Nakaue

    COMPASS Team PM

    Yoshiaki Nakaue

    Yoshiaki
    Nakaue

    中上 禎章

    COMPASS Team PM

    "Yoshiaki Nakaue is in charge of the overall planning and organization of SPACETIDE's original space business report ""COMPASS"", as a program manager. On weekdays, he is mainly engaged in business consulting services related to M&A. From 2013 to 2018, he also worked as a pro bono member of HAKUTO, which is operated by ispace Inc."

  • Shun Matsubara

    Shun Matsubara

    COMPASS Team

    Shun Matsubara

    Shun
    Matsubara

    松原 舜

    COMPASS Team

    "In SPACETIDE, Shun Matsubara is responsible for research and writing for the publication of ""COMPASS"". He became interested in space business through international space law and policy and joined the COMPASS team while still in graduate school. He is currently working on projects related to the C-Suite Agenda at a global management consulting firm. Graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Law (2018) and the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo (2020)."

  • Hikaru Nagatoshi

    Hikaru Nagatoshi

    COMPASS Team

    Hikaru Nagatoshi

    Hikaru
    Nagatoshi

    永利 光

    COMPASS Team

    Hikaru Nagatoshi works at a business firm specializing in new business development, assisting in new business policy formulation and business idea generation.He joined SPACETIDE in 2017 while still in university, and has been a student volunteer on the COMPASS team since 2020.As a university student, he represented a student organization and organized a 200-person event on the theme of space development. He also participated in the International Space Education Board (ISEB) as a student dispatched by JAXA.He got a master's degree from Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University (M.S. in Systems Engineering, 2021).

        
        
  • Tsukasa

    Tsukasa Uekawa

    COMPASS Team

    Tsukasa Uekawa

    Tsukasa
    Uekawa

    上河 司

    COMPASS Team

    Participated in SPACETIDE since 2021. Has been conducting various research and writing work in"COMPASS". At a manned space-related company, in charge of training of controller for space station, operation and utilization plan management, logistics and maintenance, etc. Currently, I am in charge of new business development at a telecommunications company.

  • Yuta Mizuno

    Yuta Mizuno

    COMPASS Team

    Yuta Mizuno

    Yuta
    Mizuno

    水野 裕太

    COMPASS Team

    I have been a student volunteer for the COMPASS space industry report since 2020. Currently, I am a second-year master's student working on combustion-related testing and laser measurements. Through COMPASS, I would like to contribute to the development of the space business!

  • Saki Tanaka

    Saki Tanaka

    Corporate Partnership Team PM

    Saki Tanaka

    Saki
    Tanaka

    田中 沙季

    Corporate Partnership Team PM

    "Saki Tanaka is in charge of customer support for international flights at an airline company. As a finalist for S-booster 2018, she took the stage on ""Utilizing Aurora Prediction"". She is working to promote the space business in the company, such as she volunteered to set up a space project team and hold events with space ventures. She has been a member of SPACE TIDE since 2019, sponsoring the corporate partnership team and hosting the conference."。

  • Shota Fujino

    Shota Fujino

    Corporate Partnership Team PM

    Shota Fujino

    Shota
    Fujino

    藤野 翔太

    Corporate Partnership Team PM

    As a student, Shota Fujino majored in aerospace engineering and joined an airline company as an engineer. After working as an aircraft mechanic, he was in charge of planning for the maintenance department. He has been working for SPACETIDE as a pro bono member since August 2018. He has been working for SPACETIDE as a pro bono member since August 2018. As a member of the corporate partnership team, he is in charge of communication with sponsors and supporting companies. He is also in charge of conference operations and Youtube "SpacetideQ" support. He wants to contribute to the future of space business, and in the future, he wants to live on Mars, the moon, a house in space, or anywhere else he want to go!

  • Izumi Ito

    Izumi Ito

    Corporate Partnership Team

    Izumi Ito

    Izumi
    Ito

    伊藤 いずみ

    Corporate Partnership Team

  • Mayu Kariba

    Mayu Kariba

    Accounting/Corporate Partnership Team

    Mayu Kariba

    Mayu
    Kariba

    狩場 万祐

    Accounting/Corporate Partnership Team

    After working at a Japanese patent firm as a manager of administrative section for 12 years and ispace as a member of HR, Mayu Kariba is currently working at legal-tech startup company as PR, marketing, and HR position from 2020. She Joined SPACETIDE from December 2018, and now in charge of corporate partnership PM from 2020.

  • Hiroki Minematsu

    Hiroki Minematsu

    SPACE-HUB Team PM

    Hiroki Minematsu

    Hiroki
    Minematsu

    峰松 拓毅

    SPACE-HUB Team PM

    As a student, Hiroki Minematsu participated in a small spacecraft development project through industry-government-academia collaboration. In addition, he is involved in the launch of a space job hunting event with the desire to broaden the base of space.He joined a space-related company and is in charge of a wide range of operations, including spacecraft operation control, policy making related to space exploration, and launching new businesses. Currently, he is in charge of project management for spacecraft development projects.He has been participating in SPACETIDE since 2018. Working as a program manager of SPACE-HUB team, he is aiming to expand the space business while holding discussion events for a small number of people on the theme of hot topics of the space business in recent years.

  • Etsuko Kobayashi

    Etsuko Kobayashi

    SPACE-HUB Team PM

    Etsuko Kobayashi

    Etsuko
    Etsuko Kobayashi

    小林 悦子

    SPACE-HUB Team PM

    Etsuko Kobayashi has experience in starting and launching several new projects in IT companies. Since 2016, She has been a member of the lunar exploration team HAKUTO and the lunar exploration program HAKUTO-R, and has been involved in the overall planning and management of the team. She joined SPACETIDE in 2018. She has been working as a program manager for the small events team, which regularly organizes LoungeTalk, a small-group discussion event with experts.

  • Satoshi Akazawa

    Satoshi Akazawa

    SPACE-HUB Team

    Satoshi Akazawa

    Satoshi
    Akazawa

    赤澤 聡

    SPACE-HUB Team

    "Satoshi Akazawa worked for a space related company, developed the ground system for satellites and did operations support of satellites. He is making an effort in order to create a service business using a satellite. He wishes to collaborate variously and expand a space business.

  • Karin Sakanobe

    Karin Sakanobe

    SPACE-HUB Team

    Karin Sakanobe

    Karin
    Sakanobe

    坂廼邉 果林

    SPACE-HUB Team

    Karin Sakanobe has been working on satellite and spacecraft operations at an IT company, and joined SPACETIDE as a pro bono member in 2019.

  • Yasunori Fujimoto

    Yasunori Fujimoto

    SPACE-HUB Team

    Yasunori Fujimoto

    Yasunori
    Fujimoto

    藤本 泰徳

    SPACE-HUB Team

    Yasunori Fujimoto has worked for many years as a designer specializing in mechanical design at a major manufacturing company, and has created several new products for the world. In 2016, he joined the lunar exploration team HAKUTO as a pro bono member. Using his design skills, he was in charge of developing a rover for piloting experience. Currently, as a member of HAKUTO's successor project, HAKUTO-R, he continues to work on the development of the hands-on rover. He has been participating in SPACETIDE since 2018. He is working as a program manager for the Small Events Team, which organizes the small-group discussion event "LoungeTalk".

  • Hayato Takaoka

    Hayato Takaoka

    Communication Team PM

    Yasunori Fujimoto

    Hayato
    Takaoka

    高岡 捷人

    Communication Team PM

  • Hirotaka Nagai

    Hirotaka Nagai

    Communication Team

    Hirotaka Nagai

    Hirotaka
    Nagai

    永井 悠貴

    Communication Team

    After graduating from university, worked for an IT company. He has participated in SPACETIDE since 2017 and is mainly in charge of website and CRM operations.

  • Ayumi Miyakawa

    Ayumi Miyakawa

    Communication Team

    Ayumi Miyakawa

    Ayumi
    Miyakawa

    宮川 歩

    Communication Team

    After working as a PR specialist at an internet company and doing pro bono work at several general incorporated associations, Ayumi Miyakawa joined SPACETIDE and is now a program manager in the communications team. In her day job, she is engaged in corporate PR for a fintech company.

  • Keisuke Tanaka

    Keisuke Tanaka

    Space-Enabled World PM

    Communication Team

    Keisuke Tanaka

    Keisuke
    Tanaka

    田中 慶亮

    Space-Enabled World PM

    Communication Team

    After working in bond trading and fund management at a financial institution, Keisuke Tanaka now involved in data science, promotion of data utilization in the DX department. He is a member of Space-Enabled World team and the communication team at SPACETIDE.

  • Eita Fukumoto

    Eita Fukumoto

    Space-Enabled World Team

    Eita Fukumoto

    Eita
    Fukumoto

    福本 英太

    Space-Enabled World Team

    Eita Fukumoto had worked as a quality engineer for electronics and batteries in a Japanese automotive company, and moved to American HQ to launch electronics group in the quality division and led the quality activity for electronics in the North America. Then, I joined a pharmaceutical company as a data scientist to drive data-driven activity in manufacturing. I have worked as pro bono in HAKUTO-R to develop a rover since 2020. During this activity, I got interested in expansion of the space business and have worked in SPACETIDE since 2021.

  • Kei Arima

    Kei Arima

    Creative Director

    Kei Arima

    Kei
    Arima

    有馬 慶

    Creative Director

    After graduating from university, Kei Arima worked at an architectural design firm before joining a printing company. Currently striving to develop new business related to digital twin from space design and product design. Loves travel, art, technology, and science fiction. He has been interested in space since he was a child, and after working pro bono for HAKUTO, he joined SPACETIDE in 2015. Currently, he is mainly in charge of creative work.

  • Kiyotaka Ichiyanagi

    Kiyotaka Ichiyanagi

    AXELA Team PM

    Kiyotaka Ichiyanagi

    Kiyotaka
    Ichiyanagi

    一柳 清高

    AXELA Team PM

    Kiyotaka Ichiyanagi is a program manager, SPACETIDE "AXELA" Space Startup Accelerator. Previously he engaged in promoting space utilization activities at the National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Government of JAPAN, especially organizing a new space-based business idea contest, “S-booster”. Currently, he is a satellite operations chief engineer at Satellite Operator in Japan.He has a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Tohoku University.

  • Kojiro Hatada

    Kojiro Hatada

    AXELA Team PM

    Kojiro Hatada

    Kojiro
    Hatada

    畑田康二郎

    AXELA Team PM

    From 2015-2017, I worked at the National Space Policy Secretariat of the Cabinet Office, while helping the government side to launch SPACETIDE, revising the Implementation Plan of the Basic Plan on Space Policy, drafting the Space Activities Law, creating the Vision for the Space Industry, and organizing a new space-based business idea contest, “S-booster 2017”.Currently, as a pro bono member of SPACETIDE, I am engaged in organizational management activities as the program manager of AXELA, a space startup growth acceleration program.I hold a Master's degree in Energy Conversion Engineering from the Graduate School of Energy Science and Technology, Kyoto University (Energy Conversion Engineering, 2004).

  • Kuraoka Mikihito

    Mikihito Kuraoka

    AXELA Team

    Kuraoka Mikihito

    Mikihito
    Kuraoka

    倉岡 未來人

    AXELA Team

    In 2017, I became the first major entertainment production company to launch a Space Business Development Division to develop a new business field in the space x entertainment field. I was in charge of directing the final public screening of the first S-Booster.After that, I worked as a creative director at minsora Corporation, which promotes space business creation from the local area, mainly in Oita Prefecture, where I was in charge of accompanying support for new businesses, visual direction, and creative direction for space-related events in Oita Prefecture. Currently, I am engaged in service design and creative production with a focus on problem solving at a creative company, where I also work as a painter.As a pro bono member of SPACETIDE, I'm active in the space startup growth acceleration program "AXELA". Graduated from Gakushuin University, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Letters / Bunka Fashion Business School

  • Madoka Takahashi

    Madoka Takahashi

    AXELA Team

    Madoka Takahashi

    Madoka
    Takahashi

    高橋 円

    AXELA Team

    As a student, she was engaged in materials research in microgravity environments at JAXA. Later, at a space-related company, she was in charge of a wide range of tasks including operations of the International Space Station, safety demonstration tests of materials, training support for astronauts, and launching new businesses. She switched to a heavy industry manufacturer, where she promoted aerospace materials research and technology planning. Currently, she is in charge of launching new space businesses at a consulting firm, and also started activities as SPACETIDE, aiming to expand space business.

Co-Founder at SPACETIDE Foundation

  • Hidetaka Aoki

    Hidetaka Aoki

    Venture Partner, Global Brain

    Hidetaka Aoki

    Hidetaka
    Aoki

    青木 英剛

    Co-Founder, Director

    Mr. Aoki is a partner in charge of space & robotics at Global Brain Corporation. After obtaining a master’s degree in aerospace engineering in the US, he developed the “Kounotori” spacecraft at Mitsubishi Electric and won a number of awards. He now oversees investment activities for space and other deep tech startups as a venture capitalist. As a “Space Business Evangelist”, he is also helping to create a private sector-led space industry and co-founded SPACETIDE Foundation and Space Port Japan Association. He also serves JAXA and government committees in his varied career.

  • Atsushi Mizushima

    Atsushi Mizushima

    Attorney, Nishimura & Asahi

    Atsushi Mizushima

    Atsushi
    Mizushima

    水島 淳

    Co-Founder, Director

    Atsushi Mizushima is a partner of Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm. He supports management of blue-chip companies and rising startups in their strategic actions including M&A, new business creation, business alliance, fundraising and IP strategy. Earlier, he was a starting member (business director) of WHILL, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup, where he achieved two rounds of VC fundraising (USD13MM). He also takes positions of the Committee Member of Governmental Task Force for Issue Identification for the Environment Surrounding Space Businesses held by Japanese Government, as well as the Vice Chair of Space Law Committee of First Tokyo Bar Association. He is also a mentor at Boomtown Accelerator, a Colorado-based startup incubator. LL.B (the University of Tokyo, 2004) / MBA (Stanford University, 2013).

*The titles are as of 2016

SPACETIDE 2015 Executive Committee

  • Hidetaka Aoki
    /Venture Partner, Global Brain
  • Masayasu Ishida
    /Principal, A.T. Kearney *President, SPACETIDE Executive Committee
  • Mitsunobu Okada
    /Representative Director, Astroscale
  • Masashi Sato
    /Senior Consultant, Nomura Research Institute
  • Seiko Shirasaka
    /Associate Professor, Graduate School of SDM, Keio University
  • Shinichi Nakasuka
    /Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • Tomoya Nakamura
    /Representative Director, AXELSPACE
  • Takeshi Hakamada
    /Team Leader, HAKUTO
  • Ken Fujiwara
    /Team Leader, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Atsushi Mizushima
    /Attorney, Nishimura & Asahi
  • Kyoko Yonezawa
    /Creative Technologist, Dentsu

*The titles are as of 2015


ORGANIZATION

Organization Name
SPACETIDE Foundation
Founded
2015
Estateed
August, 2016
President and CEO
Masayasu Ishida
Address
Fukushima Building 7F X-NIHONBASHI, 1-5-3, Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business Activities

(1) Organize conferences on space business and foster interaction among participants

(2) Disseminate information on space business

(3) Collaborate with related organizations and groups in Japan and abroad


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