Mr. Isao Kotani is a specialist for cooperative relations with JAXA and relevant organizations of US government and industries. Prior to joining Washington DC Office, Mr. Kotani worked at Program Management and Integration Office, Space Transportation Directorate to manage the planning and funding of current and future programs such as Enhanced Epsilon, H-IIA Upgrade, H3 project and the research programs throughout the directorate (2014-2016). Having granted from M.S. in Aerospace Engineering at University of Southern California and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Waseda University, Mr. Kotani had been working as an engineer for launch facilities and solid rocket booster (SRB-A) at Range Technology Development Office, specialized in the solid rocket developments and operations for H3, H-IIB and Epsilon project team until 2014.