Director  Naoko Yamazaki

Director (Outside Director)
Naoko Yamazaki
[Date of Birth]
December 27, 1970

Apr. 1996 Joined the National Space Development Agency of Japan (currently Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA))
Sep. 2001 Certified as International Space Station (ISS) onboard astronaut
Jun. 2004 Director of the board, Corporate Officer, Nabtesco Corporation
Deputy General Manager of Technology and R&D Div., Nabtesco Corporation
Feb. 2006 Acquired certification for Mission Specialist, Space Shuttle
Apr. 2010 Crew Member of Space Shuttle Discovery as Mission Specialist, participated in Construction and Supply for ISS
Aug. 2011 Retired from JAXA
Sep. 2011 Honorary Chairperson, the National Soroban Education Association (to present)
Apr. 2012 Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University (to present)
Jul. 2012 Member, Committee on National Space Policy, Cabinet Office (to present)
May 2013 Visiting Professor, Joshibi University of Art and Design (to present)
Jul. 2015 President, Japanese Rocket Society (to present) and Chairperson of Sorajo Committee (to present)
Dec. 2015 Advisory Board Member, International Robot Competition Executive Committee (to present)
Jan. 2016 Specialist Member, Council on Science Technology and Academics (Marine Resource Development Subcommittee)
Mar. 2016 Outside Director, Nabtesco Corporation (to present)
Jul. 2016 Member, the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Nov. 2016 Ambassador, WINDS (Women's Initiative in Developing STEM Career), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Sep. 2017 Outside Director, Optorun Co., Ltd. (to present)
Jun. 2018 Director (Outside Director)(to present)