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Norway-Japan Space Seminar

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo, the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA), and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), in partnership with Innovation Norway, will host a two-day space seminar in Tokyo in connection with the opening of KSAT's new office in Japan. 
1. oktober 2024-2. oktober 2024
Meiji Kinenkan, Tokyo

Pål Brekke, project lead at NOSA, at pal.brekke@spaceagency.no.

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KSAT has been working with the Japanese space community for many years. Due to developments in Japan and in Asia as a region, it has decided to expand and setup an office to further strengthen cooperation and seek joint activities in Japan. This is a clear sign of the opportunities for Norwegian space and research communities in Japan.   
Norway and Japan have a long-standing tradition of international space cooperation in research, technology, business development and the use of earth observation. This space seminar will raise awareness among both the Norwegian and Japanese authorities about our cooperation, common interests, and future opportunities for joint space activities. The seminar will encompass fruitful discussions on several levels, from hands-on space technology development, infrastructure and applications to policy analysis and international cooperation.    

The seminar will explore the existing cooperation, investigate the scope for strengthening cooperation, as well as discuss new areas of joint interests, focusing on government, science, research and commercial opportunities. An important purpose of the seminar is to explore opportunities for the Norwegian space industry and Japanese space technology companies as well as cooperation within space research, earth observation and sounding rocket projects. 

Japan has recently been strengthening its space program in many areas including maritime domain, industry development is strong, highly encouraged and supported by Japanese Government and international cooperation is an important part of the development plans. Japan and Norway shares many of the same challenges and have been partners for a long time.  
The Norway-Japan Space Seminar will draw on lessons learned from the successful Norwegian-American Space Seminar held in Washington, D.C. in November 2023.  
We encourage participants to organize side events or visit institutes or businesses on the third day. We may also organize a visit to JAXA.  

The seminar is open to interested actors in both Japan and Norway, including but not limited to governmental agencies, research institutions, and space industry. 
There is no registration fee to participate. Instructions for registration will be available soon. A preliminary programme will be accessible on this web page in due time.