Aerospace Industry Global Business Matching Program

X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub

X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub is a global business matching program that seeks to promote collaboration in the aerospace field between Japanese and overseas companies and entry into the aerospace field from outside fields, through collaboration and cooperation between Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Network with aerospace
agencies from various countries

Comprehensive business
matching know-how

X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub

Conducting networking events
(in person and online)
Inviting overseas business professionals to Japan as well as networking
Support for overseas business professionals e.g. providing bases of operation in Japan

By collaborating with overseas aerospace agencies,
we will co-host events and programs with the intention to match business players from Japan and abroad.

For activities in 2021, Mitsui Fudosan will collaborate on programs throughout the year in cooperation with NASA’s world-renowned Ames Research Center (NASA Ames).

USAJAPAN

NASA Ames, JAXA, and X-NIHONBASHI (Mitsui Fudosan) will collaborate for an in-person business matching event between Japanese and US companies in conjunction with the Space Symposium, the world’s largest business conference for the aerospace industry, held in Colorado, USA. In addition, by arranging events before and after as a series of programs in Nihonbashi throughout the year, the three parties will offer a business matching program extending a bridge to the world from Nihonbashi, which was the starting point of the Go-kaido (Five Major Roads of Japan) during the Edo period (1603-1868).

Event

Schedule

1st

March 5, 2021

B2B Forum
for space innovation
Kickoff Session

2nd

April 16, 2021

Global Partnerships
The Future of the Rapidly Expanding Space Industry

NEXT EVENT

3rd

December 15, 2021

Global Marketing
“Strategies for Overseas Business Development and Utilization of Overseas Exhibitions”

4th

Scheduled to
be held in 2022

1st
Concluded

9:00 am-11:00 amMarch 5, 2021

B2B Forum for space innovation Kickoff Session
The Future of U.S.-Japan Collaboration in the Space Business Industry

Format: Online

This program, which features “The Future of US-Japan Collaboration in the Aerospace Industry” as its main theme, will include an input session by a Japanese global analyst on the current status of the Japanese and US markets in the aerospace industry and the potential of global partnerships. We will welcome speakers from Japanese and US companies with experience in Japan-US collaboration and speakers from NASA and JAXA who have extensive international experience to give presentations and hold discussions.
These speakers will offer deep insight from the perspective of seasoned veterans,including examples of their successes and struggles, the concrete process to concludingdeals, and points they have learned along the way.

2nd
Concluded

5:00 pm-7:15 pmApril 16, 2021

Global Partnerships
The Future of the Rapidly Expanding Space Industry

Format: Online / In-Person
Venue: Muromachi Mitsui Hall & Conference at COREDO Muromachi Terrace 3F

The second event will target Japanese corporations who are assessing entering into the aerospace industry including overseas markets. We will welcome guests including Garvey McIntosh, the NASA Asia Representative, Kohei Taya from IHI Corporation who have already expanded their business to the U.S., Shigeeda Kazutomi from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and Teppei Kato from SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.
We will hold a discussion on the business opportunities to enter the aerospaceindustry, the current state of the US market that is leading the whole industry which israpidly growing, and the importance of global partnerships to provide insights for theparticipants to provide content that will serve as a significant aid toward new entryinto the aerospace industry and overseas markets.
In-person networking is also scheduled to take place.

3rd

1:00 pm-4:00 pm
December 15, 2021

Global Marketing
Strategies for Overseas Business Development and Utilization of Overseas Exhibitions

Format: Online / In-Person
Venue: Muromachi Mitsui Hall & Conference at COREDO Muromachi Terrace 3F

The third event will target Japanese companies who are assessing entering into the aerospace industry including overseas markets. We will hold an input session by Japanese global analysts and speakers from NASA on global marketing in the space business and the use of space business exhibitions overseas. In addition, JETRO who have extensive international experience and notable Japanese companies that have already entered overseas markets, including the U.S., were invited to discuss the successes and difficulties of overseas business development and the real utilization of overseas exhibitions.
The 3rd event will be held as a partner conference of SPACETIDE 2021 Winter in Nihonbashi.
(All contents in Japanese)

4th

Scheduled to
be held in 2022

X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub’21 4th event

The 4th event of X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub ’21 is currently working on the content and format in preparation for the “Space Symposium” which is to be held in 2022. As soon as we have finalized the date and location, we will announce it via X-NIHONBASHI’s official website.

Event Report

1st  Event

B2B Forum for space innovation Kickoff Session
The Future of U.S.-Japan Collaboration in the Space Business Industry

Hosted Online on Friday, March 5, 2021

We hosted an online event, B2B Forum for space innovation Kickoff Session “The Future of U.S.-Japan Collaboration in the Space Business Industry”, as the first kick-off event of X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub ’21 on Friday, March 5, 2021.

X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub ’21 has planned a series of events throughout the year. We welcomed a variety of speakers and panelists for the first event which started with an input session by Mr. Shogo Yakame, a consultant at Nomura Research Institute, where he discussed the status quo of the aerospace market in the US and Japan in addition to the significance of global partnerships in the industry. Mr. Masashi Sato, Co-Founder, COO & Director of SPACETIDE Foundation, moderated the panel discussion consisting of experts from NASA, JAXA and aerospace corporations in both countries who have extensive international experience. They have discussed success and failure of Japan-U.S. partnerships in business and what they learned in the process of completeing their projects.

The event was live-streamed on YouTube from 9 a.m. for about 2 hours and the participants included corporations in Japan and the U.S.

Program Agenda

  • Navigator: Mr. Motohide Shiga | Head of Industrial Relations/Adviser to the Director, JAXA Business Development and Industrial Relations Department
  • (1) Introduction
    Opening Remarks
    Dr. Eugene Tu | Center Director, NASA Ames
    Ms. Kyoko Dateki | Director, JAXA Business Development and Industrial RelationsDepartment
    Mr. Takashi Watanabe | Project leader, Mitsui Fudosan Nihonbashi Urban Planning andDevelopment Department
  • (2) Input Session
    「Current Status and Analysis of Space Business, Importance of GlobalPartnerships」
    Mr. Shogo Yakame | Consultant, Nomura Research Institute
  • (3) Panel Discussion
    「Presentation and panel discussion on issues and expectations for U.S.-Japancollaboration」
    < Panelist>
    Moderator: Mr. Masashi Sato | Co-Founder, COO & Director, SPACETIDEFoundation
    Mr. Terry Pagaduan | Business Development Lead, NASA Ames
    Mr. Shinichi Takata | J-SPARC Producer, JAXA Business Development and IndustrialRelations Department
    Mr. Michael Fletcher | President, MJF Consulting
    Mr. Masa Nagasaki | Co-Founder & CEO, Space BD Inc.
    Mr. Mike Kim | Head of APAC & General Manager Japan, Orbital Insight
  • (4) Closing Session
    Mr. Motohide Shiga | Head of Industrial Relations/Adviser to the Director, JAXA Business Development and Industrial Relations Department
2nd  Event

Global Partnerships
The Future of the Rapidly Expanding Space Industry

Online / In-Person on Friday, April 16, 2021
Muromachi Mitsui Hall & Conference at COREDO Muromachi Terrace 3F

“Global Partnerships: The Future of the Rapidly Expanding and Remarkable Space Industry” was held on-site as the second event of X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub ’21 on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Muromachi Mitsui Hall in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

X-NIHONBASHI Global Hub ’21 has planned a series of events throughout the year, and for this second event, it was aimed towards Japanese companies that are considering participating in the space business.

We included input sessions by JAXA, NASA, and Nomura Research Institute regarding the rapidly expanding space market and the U.S. market that is driving it, as well as opportunities to enter the space business. In addition, three companies that have successfully launched space businesses through overseas collaboration, including Japan and the U.S., were invited to present their pitches.

In the latter half of the event, a panel discussion on the theme of “Japan-U.S. collaboration and the reality of space business creation” was held with the three aforementioned companies as well as Mr. Sugita from JAXA. The panelists discussed opportunities to enter the space business and the importance and potential of Japan-U.S. collaboration.

More than 150 people attended the on-site event with measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The event was also live-streamed on X-NIHONBASHI’s YouTube channel, and as a hybrid event, the event was viewed by a total of approximately 600 people from over 300 organizations.

Event Program

  • (1) Greetings
    ・Mr. Yasuo Ishi | Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    ・Mr. Katsuhisa Nanao | Div Head, Mitsui Fudosan Co.
    ・Mr. Garvey McIntosh | Asia Representative, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • (2) Input Session

    “The rapidly expanding space market and the U.S. space and the forefront of Japan-U.S. collaboration”
    ・Mr. Shogo Yakame | Senior Consultant, Nomura Research Institute
    “Current status of opening up NASA projects to the private sector and expectations for Japanese companies”
    ・Mr. Garvey McIntosh | NASA
    “JAXA’s Efforts to Accelerate Entry into the Space Business from Various Fields”
    ・Ms. Kyoko Dateki | Director, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

  • (3) Corporate Pitch
    “Learning from Pioneers of Japan-U.S. Collaboration”
    ・Mr. Kazutomi Shigeeda | Mitsui & Co.
    ・Mr. Kohei Taya | IHI Aerospace
    ・Mr. Teppei Kato | SKY Perfect JSAT
  • (4) Panel discussion
    “Japan-U.S. Collaboration and the Realities of Space Business Creation”

    <Moderator>
    ・Mr. Shogo Yakame | Nomura Research Institute
    <Panelist>
    ・Ms. Naoko Sugita | JAXA
    ・Mr. Kazutomi Shigeeda | Mitsui & Co.
    ・Mr. Kohei Taya | IHI Aerospace
    ・Mr. Teppei Kato | SKY Perfect JSAT

  • (5) Closing
    ・Ms. Rumi Enomoto | JAXA J-SPARC NAVIGATOR
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