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The U.S.-Japan Space Partnership: Fostering Collaboration on Earth and Beyond

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Making up two of the five principal countries involved on the International Space Station, the United States and Japan continue to directly work together on exploring the final frontier. This program, led by several esteemed speakers from across the U.S. and Japan, will dive deep into the evolving landscape of historic and startup space industries, the business factors playing into current space exploration, the government policies affecting space regulations, and the benefits of U.S.-Japan joint research.


  • Michael Fletcher – President, MFJ Consulting
  • Masayasu Ishida – Co-founder, President, and CEO, SPACETIDE Foundation and Principal, A.T. Kearney
  • Masami Onoda – Director of Washington DC office, JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • Dr. Saadia Pekkanen – Job and Gertrud Tamaki Endowed Professor, founding Co-Director, Space Policy and Research Center (SPARC), and founding Director of the Qualitative Multi-Methods Program (QUAL) at the University of Washington
  • Tomoko Hosaka Mullaney – Vice President, The Asia Group (moderator)

Presented by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Alabama, the SMU Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs, and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Location: Zoom
Fees: Complimentary
Calendar: Council Events
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