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Space Seminar with Takuya Onishi (JAXA)

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Space Seminar with Takuya Onishi (JAXA)

Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency

Image: © JAXA/NASA

Come to the JICC to learn from this special presentation about space exploration with special guest, astronaut Takuya Onishi (JAXA)!

Mr. Onishi will give a presentation on the current state of advancements in Japanese space exploration, such as in lunar exploration and human space activities, as well as their vision for future progress. Mr. Onishi will also share his experiences living and working on the International Space Station (ISS) such as working in the unique Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" where experiments can be conducted both within the facility as well as in a space environment.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A with Mr. Onishi.

About the Presenter

Takuya Onishi was born in 1975 in Tokyo. He received a Bachelor's degree in March 1998 from the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. He worked as a co-pilot of Boeing 767 in All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA)'s Flight Crew Center.

He was selected as an astronaut candidate by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in February 2009. He has completed all basic training requirements, thus he was certified as an ISS astronaut in July, 2011.

From July to October 2016, he stayed on the ISS for 113 days as a flight engineer for the Expedition 48/49 mission. Onishi maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and became the first Japanese astronaut to capture the Cygnus spacecraft in space. He built a new experimental environment in Kibo and conducted many experiments for both JAXA and International Partners.


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.

Program begins at 6:30 PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior.

No admission or re-entry will be permitted after 7:00 PM.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.


Wed, May 9, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th Street Northwest 

Suite 100 

Washington, DC 20036 

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