Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa is the president of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency since 2018.
He earned Ph. D. in Aeronautics from the University of Tokyo. He engaged in numerous R&D activities in JAXA and Universities. He had working experience at NASA JPL and ESA ESTEC. His academic interest lay in orbital mechanics, trajectory optimization, space propulsion, and space situational awareness.
He also held important posts in his career with National Space Policy of Cabinet Office.