What makes Warpspace successful?

source: Warpspace   Warpspace was founded by CEO Toshihiro Kameda in June 2016 who is also an associate professor at the University of Tsukuba.  CEO Kameda worked with his students to develop satellites for Project Yui which then became a spinoff company. Warpspace offers satellite modules and ground system instruments. source: University of Tsukuba   What makes Warpspace?  Here’s my take: source: Japan-forward.com 1. Play with space As the foundations of Warpspace started at University with the new space concept of ‘Play with Space’ by supporting individual satellite development, launching system and operation, one could say that it all started … Continue reading What makes Warpspace successful?

ICHARM International Centre for Water Hazard

source: http://www.icharm.pwri.go.jp/ Introduction The International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) is under the auspices of UNESCO.  Led by Prof. Toshio Koike, ICHARM conducts research and teaches courses on a broad field related to water disaster management.   Thinking beyond floods, mudflows or landslides, ICHARM also focuses on water related disasters, also also natural events like tsunamis that could have devasting effects on the livelihoods of people affected by such events. Due to Japan’s geographical location and experience with natural disasters, Japan seems to be in one of the best positions to lead the issues of disaster management and … Continue reading ICHARM International Centre for Water Hazard

Visiting Tsukuba

source: wikipedia   I took the early morning train, then bus and made my way to JAXA Tsukuba.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect- the bus was rather empty but I was pretty sure people on the bus were either heading for the University or for Tsukuba. Before I went I had a few people say to me, there is not much to see, and it mainly has research centres.  A quick research on Tsukuba led me to understand that indeed there are many research centres in fact there is a whole Tsukuba Science network.   There is a … Continue reading Visiting Tsukuba