National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS) • Unit Chief of International Affairs

Ms. Ayami Kojima is the Unit Chief of International Affairs within the Japanese Government’s National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS) Cabinet Office. Prior to joining NSPS, she served as an expert at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and contributed towards sending Kenya’s first CubeSat to be deployed into the orbit in history. During her time at UNOOSA, she was also devoted to space education and youth engagement and led the launch of the Space for Youth programme at the office, amplifying voices of young people to space policy decision makers. She started her career at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) after graduating from Keio University. Her responsibilities ranged from Public Affairs, Finance and Space Education, leading up to her recent special assignments to the United Nations and Japan Cabinet Office.

She loves yoga, dancing and travelling. She was born in Japan, and spent her junior high school days in Singapore.