MEET THE ISPACE TEAM
ON THE GROUND

 
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Takeshi Hakamada
Founder & CEO

Takeshi studied Aerospace Engineering and received his M.S. degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Enchanted by Star Wars movies at a young age, the dawn of the new commercial space industry and the success of non-governmental entities like the Ansari XPRIZE drew his attention and curiosity. Takeshi chose to enter the consulting industry after graduation, where he developed team management skills and lead multiple successful cost reduction projects. Since 2010, he has lead Team HAKUTO, competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. In 2014, he contributed to meetings initiated by the Minister of State of Japan to discuss the new space industry.

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DR. Kazuya Yoshida
Director & CTO • Professor, Tohoku University

Professor Kazuya Yoshida received Dr. Eng, in Mechanical Engineering Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He now works for Tohoku University as a professor, and serves as Director of the Center of Robotics for Extreme and Uncertain Environments. His research activities cover dynamics and control of space robotic systems ranging from orbital free-flying robots to planetary exploration rovers. His role in ispace is to transfer his expertise, knowledge and know-how earned during his academic research to ispace, which he believes will contribute to the advancement of human beings.

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TAKAHIRO NAKAMURA
DIRECTOR & COO

After receiving his M.S. in Planetary Science from both Kyushu University and then via the University of Tokyo on a full scholarship, Takahiro joined Accenture, where he spent 5 years as a management consultant, specializing in both the retail and high-tech industry.  Joining Recruit next (Japan's largest information company) Takahiro launched 4 businesses - leading two of them - including SUMO, a moving service, and a business for elderly people. Takahiro joined ispace in 2011 after an initial volunteer role, and is now the acting COO.

 

 
 
Toshiki Tanaka Electronic Engineer
Toshiki Tanaka
Electronic Engineer
TOSHIRO SHIMUZU SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Daisuke Furutomo
Mechanical Engineer
DAISUKE FURUTOMO MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Toshiro Shimizu
Software Engineer
Yu Kudo Electronics Engineer
Yu Kudo
Electronics Engineer
 
 
Kiyona Miyamoto Software Engineer
Kiyona Miyamoto
Software Engineer
KYLE ACIERNO BIZ DEV (INTERNATIONAL)
Kyle Acierno
International Biz Dev
DR. JOHN WALKER CHIEF ENGINEER
Dr. John Walker
Chief Engineer
KYOKO YONEZAWA ENGINEERING MANAGER
Kyoko Yonezawa
Engineering Manager
 
 
Takuya Goto Office Manager
Takuya Goto
Office Manager
Shuhei Akimoto Communications Manager
Shuhei Akimoto
Communications Manager