Masami ONODA

IAF Bureau • Special Advisor to the President on the IAF Hub
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Director, Washington D.C. Office

Masami Onoda is currently Director of JAXA Washington D.C. Office, representing the Japanese Space Agency in the Americas. Dr. Onoda has extensive experience in international affairs, space policy, satellite applications and industry relations. She has held several international positions, including at the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna, Austria. She also worked with SMEs on small satellite technology transfer while operating the JAXA office in Osaka, Japan. Dr.Onoda holds a Ph.D. in Global Environmental Studies (2009) and master’s degree in environmental management, both from Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, and BA in international relations from the University of Tokyo.