Mika Ochiai from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will be visiting YIS and presenting a special lecture for the high school students.
Mika Ochiai is currently serving as an administrator of the International Relations and Research Department, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), where she coordinates international affairs of JAXA’s space projects, as well as promoting wide range of space cooperation with overseas entities. From 2011 thru 2013, she worked in the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), located in Vienna Austria, as an Expert to implement the UN Programme on Space Applications and its Human Space Technology Initiative.
Since she joined the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), a former body of JAXA, in 2000, she has been working in space enterprise with experiences of different areas, including the space transportation office, satellite applications office, and the human spaceflight office. She was also serving as a secretariat of the Asia-Pacific Regional Agency Forum (APRSAF) and for her contribution, she received a JAXA Presidential Award in 2008.