Design the Future - Universe and to the Future -
Hosted by JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Keio University
Special lecture for young people in Asia
By Japanese Astronaut
Mr. Akihiko Hoshide


Oct 13th, 2008(Mon) 14:30-16:30 JST

Mr. Akihiko Hoshide (Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Keio University), completed his mission with the Space Shuttle "Discovery" in June 2008. He will talk about his experience in the space, and the importance of challenging the dreams for young people in Japan and Asia. We will also introduce the activities of JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Keio University in this field. This lecture will be broadcasted to SOI Asia partners for young people in Asia. Question and answer session is available with audience including participants from the remote sites.

* Language will be in Japanese (translation to the local language at the remote sites)
* Admission fee: Free

Target Audience:
Main audience is targeted to the middle school to high school students who will be playing the active role in the coming Space Era. University students, graduate school students and their parents are also welcomed.

14:30-14:35JSTOpening, Introduction of the participants from Asia
14:35-14:40JSTGreeting from the President of Keio University, Prof.Yuichiro Anzai
14:40-15:00JSTReturning ceremony of the Replica of the abacus with Keio logo
which he brought to the space.
15:00-15:30JSTKeynote speech by Mr. Akihiko Hoshide
15:30-16:30JSTPanel Discussion
- Panelist: Mr. Akihiko Hoshide
- Panelist: President Yuichiro Anzai
- Moderator: Mr. Hideaki Kobayashi (Keio Girls High School)
** Questions from audience are welcomed in this session **

How to participate:
    • From SOI Asia partner site
      Please contact to your local SOI Asia staff for the allocation of the classroom and other detailed information. If you need your local contact information, please contact to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      - Brawijaya University, Indonesia
      - Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia
      - Universiti Sains Malaysia
      - Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
      - WIDE - SOI Bangkok Office, Thailand

    • Hiroshi Fujiwara Memorial Hall at Kyoseikan 2nd Floor, Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus
      Pre-registration is not necessary. If you need more information about the venue, please refer to the following web page.
  • Question : Questions are welcome on the BBS