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The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Japan

OAE NAEC Team logo for Japan
Tomita Akihiko
Dr Tomita Akihiko
Team Chair and Contact Person, NAEC team - Japan
Wakayama University
atomita​atwakayama-u.ac.jp


Graduated from Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, March 1991; Master Course of astronomy, School of Science, Kyoto University, March 1993; Doctor Course of astronomy, School of Science, Kyoto University, March 1996; Post-doc fellow, Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo until March 1997; from April 1997, Faculty of Education, Wakayama University, from April 2020, professor of Faculty of Education, Wakayama University. Contact person of Universe Awareness Japan.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Karino Shigeyuki
Dr Karino Shigeyuki
Team Member, NAEC team - Japan
Kyushu Sangyo Univ.


I am a theoretical astronomer, mainly studying the physics of compact objects and their binary systems. After receiving a degree from the University of Tokyo, I continued my research in Italy and Malaysia, and became a tenured researcher at Kyushu Sangyo University.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Kimura Kaoru
Kimura Kaoru
Team Member, NAEC team - Japan
Otsuma Women's University


I worked as an astronomical educator at planetariums and science museums. And I am involved in the EPO activity of research institutes for building science literacy of the public. Currently, I teach earth science at university and train elementary school teachers who are good at science. I have served as president of the International Planetarium Society since January 2021, and will stay as the secretariat until 2024.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Maeda Masashi
Maeda Masashi
Team Member, NAEC team - Japan
Attached Elementary School, Faculty of Education, Mie University


Bachelor of Education, March, 2014 from Mie University, Mie, Japan.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Matsumoto Naoki
Matsumoto Naoki
Team Member, NAEC team - Japan
Keio Senior High School


March 1989, Graduated from the Faculty of Education, Yokohama National University (Major in Earth Sciences) with a Bachelor of Education; March 1997, M.A. in Education, Faculty of Education, Yokohama National University; Earth science teacher, Keio High School. From August 2019, the president of Japanese Society for Education and Popularization of Astronomy.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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Contact

To get in touch with the NAEC team for Japan please contact:
Dr Tomita Akihiko via atomita​atwakayama-u.ac.jp

Astronomy Education in Japan

For more information on Astronomy Education in Japan, see the Astronomy Education in Japan Summary (PDF file 209.32 kB) prepared by our NAEC team. This document is available under Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons