Founder & CEO, TomyK Ltd.
Co-founder, ACCESS Co., Ltd.
External director of Axelspace since June 2014
|1984||Graduated from University of Tokyo|
|1984||Established ACCESS Co.,Ltd.|
|1989||Received Ph.D. from School of Information Science, University of Tokyo|
|2001||Listed on the Mothers market (ACCESS Co.,Ltd.)|
|2011||Left ACCESS Co.,Ltd.|
|2012||Established TomyK Ltd. (Startup Booster)|
Thanks to the evolution of information technology and the internet, our lives have become more and more convenient. Today, IoT and AI are dramatically improving the productivity in many fields, and more and more new enterprises are born around them. I think that our environment will evolve into a single, all-encompassing network to which all our devices are connected. Axelspace, with their satellite technology and space-big-data analytics, is bringing IoT to space. By observing Earth at all times from space, many new applications will become possible. TomyK will support this ground-breaking, world-changing technology startup, helping it create a new industry.
Director, Global Brain Corporation
Space Business Evangelist
Co-Founder & Director, SPACETIDE Foundation
External director of shareholding companies
External director of Axelspace since August 2015
|2002||Graduated from Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas|
|2004||Earned a Master of Science from Auburn University|
|2013||Earned an MBA degree from Keio Business School|
|2005||Joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Space Systems Division)|
|2013||Joined Dream Incubator Inc.|
|2015||Joined Global Brain Corporation|
I have engaged in various space projects from microsatellite development at university to large-scale satellite development at an established manufacturer, to gain insights about space technology and business around the world. Engineers at Axelspace are highly skilled and motivated to bring innovation to the industry. In this way, a new space business led by the private sector is rapidly rising. I will greatly contribute to the creation of a new industry together with Axelspace, a front-runner in the private space business.
Full-time auditor of Axelspace since March 2017
|1973||Graduated from Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University|
|1973||Joined NEC Corporation|
|2003||Assistant division manager, division of laser solution, NEC Corporation|
|2004||Full-time auditor, Laserfront Technologies Co., Ltd.|
|2007||Executive officer and division manager, division of quality and environmental management, Omron Laserfront Inc.|
|2010||Full-time auditor, Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan|
As a child I was deeply impressed by the news of the first lunar landing, and I was addicted to the first series of Star Trek. Almost half a century has passed now but I believe that Axelspace, one of the very few New Space companies from Japan, has the potential to do great things at a global scale. I give my best to support the company in achieving a healthy and constant growth.
Director of the Board, TX Entrepreneur Partners (General Incorporated Association)
Director and Special Advisor, NetLearning Holdings, Inc.
Special Advisor, Ichiryu Associates, Inc.
Director, Beat Communication Co., Ltd.
External director of Axelspace since June 2014 until November 2018
Part-time auditor of Axelspace since November 2018
|1962||Received MBA from UCLA Graduate School of Business|
|1962||Joined IBM Corp. (USA office)|
|1963||Transfer to IBM Japan Ltd. Participated in the development of Japan’s first online banking system|
|1980||Director of Large Customer Relations, IBM Far East HQ|
|1986||General Manager of IT Control, IBM Japan|
|1991||Left IBM Japan|
|1991||President, Compaq Computer Japan|
|1996||Chairman, Foreign Information Industry Forum|
|1996||Governor, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan|
|1997||Chairman, Compaq Computer Japan|
|1998||Advisor, Compaq Computer Japan|
Humankind has a dream. The dream to fly in the sky created the aviation industry, which revolutionized our lives. The dream to have a computer which even an individual can use freely created the personal computer industry, and its network is still expanding today’s information society. The dream toward space will eventually create the new commercial satellite industry, so that even a private company can easily utilize space for their businesses. Axelspace has developed the world’s first commercial microsatellite for Weathernews Inc, and the satellite was successfully launched on Nov. 21, 2013.
Like the computer industry, commercial microsatellites will drastically change how we use space. Axelspace is bringing innovation to space ahead of the rest of the world. I am resolved to keep supporting Axelspace, a startup company creating new values with strong passion and will.
CEO, Global Brain Corporation
External director & auditor of shareholding companies
Part-time auditor of Axelspace since August 2015
Space business is one of the promising fields with great potential for growth. Axelspace is trying to create a new market in the industry where only big companies could once become a player, by introducing their cutting-edge microsatellite technology. I will keep supporting the growth of Axelspace and their going global.