Keio Advanced Research Center for Space Law [Institute of Space law]


2nd Symposium of Space Law

One year has passed since the establishment of the Institute of Space Law. We would like to share our results of research in 2012 (academic year). Also, we have made a cooperation agreement with the International Space Center (Ukraine), and will be holding a signing ceremony at the Symposium.


Please feel free to attend.

*** Registration is required at the website of the Institute of Space Law.



Theme : Progress of the Study of Space Research of Academic Year 2012

Purpose : Celebrating the research agreement between International Center for Space Law (Ukraine) and Keio Center for Space Law (Japan), and present the progress of the study of Space Research of Academic year 2012.

Date : 2013, March 6 (wed) 10:00-17:30 (Hall opens at 9:30)

Place : Keio University North Building, Grand Hall (2-15-45, Mita, Minato-ku) 

Sponsor : Keio Institute of Space Law (Sponsor)

          Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Cosponsor)



Program of the Symposium (temporary)

10:00-10:05  (Opening Remarks)

   AKASHI Kinji  (Director, Keio Center for Space Law)


10:05-10:15 (Celebrating Remarks)

   OISHI Yutaka  (Dean of the Graduate School of Law, Keio University)

   NISHIMOTO Jyunya  (Director of Space Office, Cabinet Office of Japan)

   KURASAKI Takaki        (Director, General Affairs Department, JAXA)


10:15-10:35   Developments of the reasech program between Space Law Center, Keio and Legal Section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

   UCHITOMI Motoko  (Manager, Legal Section, JAXA)


[First Session]


10:35-11:15   Trade and Aerospace Law (WTO, Government Procurement)

   KOTERA Akira (Prof. of International Law, University of Tokyo)


11:15-11:35   Recent Challenges on the Registration System of Space Objects

   SAKAMOTO Asako (Legal Section, JAXA)



11:35-11:55   Removal of Space Debris

   KISHINDO Hiroyuki (Legal Section, JAXA)



[ 11:55-13:15   (Lunch Time) ]



[Second Session]

13:15-13:55   Evolving Space Industry and Civil Space Law Issues

   KOZUKA Soichiro (Prof. of Law, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University)



13:55-14:15   The Asia-Pacific regional round of the Manfred lachs moot court competition to be held at Keio University (1 June-2 June, 2013)

   AOKI Setsuko (Prof. of International Law, Keio University)


14:15-15:15   Memorial Lecture

   Prof. Sa'id Mosteshar (Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law)



[ 15:15-15:30 (Coffee Break) ]




[Third Session]

15:30-16:30   Memorial Lecture

   Brian Israel (United State Department of State)


16:30-17:30   Memorial Lecture

   Prof. Dr. Nataliia Malysheva (Deputy Director, International Center for Space Law)



17:30-17:40   Signing ceremony of the Space Law Center,

       Ukraine Center for Space Law and Keio University (Japan)

       Prof. Dr. Malysheva and Prof. Dr. Akashi


17:40-17:45  (Closing Remarks)

       Dr. Yasushi Horikawa (Chairman, UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space)


18:00- Reception (venue: Minamikosha, Keio University)

   Fees: 5,000 yen (students: 3,000yen)




For the registration of the Symposium, please go to the following page.


If you wish to attend to the Reception, please send an e-mail to the following address. 


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