Jaxa: The Japanese Space Agency keeps seeking an Asian Regional Leader Role

Jaxa: The Japanese Space Agency keeps seeking an Asian Regional Leader Role
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“The sixteenth session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-16), under the main theme entitled “Space Applications: Contributions towards Human Safety and Security” successfully closed its 4-Day programme on 29th January 2010, at the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jointly organized and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Thailand, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), APRSAF-16 gathered 310 participants from 26 courtiers and 10 regional and international organizations.

At the Plenary session on Day-3, following the two Opening Remarks by Dr. Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand and Dr. Tetsuhiko Ikegami, Chairman of the Space Activities Commission, MEXT of Japan, the two Key note addresses were expressed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somchet Thinaphong, Chairman of Executive Board, Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) and Mr. Hitoshi Goto, Vice Minister, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan and the special speech was delivered by Mr. Shigeru Mochida, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), respectively.

It was agreed at the plenary that the next Session, APRSAF-17, will take place in Australia.”

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