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Katase Will Represent Japanese Space Program

Joins Slate Of Speakers at the 27th National Space Symposium

Katase Will Represent Japanese Space Program The Japanese space program will be represented at the 27th National Space Symposium by featured speaker Hirofumi Katase, deputy secretary-general for the Cabinet Secretariat, Secretariat Headquarters for Space Policy, Government of Japan.

The 27th National Space Symposium will be held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Online registration and more information, including agenda, speakers and exhibitors, are available at

About Katase
Before serving as the deputy secretary-general, councilor, Cabinet Secretariat for the Secretariat of Headquarters for Space Policy, Japan, Katase was director-general for Trade, Economic Cooperation and International Exhibitions. His other previous positions include: deputy director-general for International Strategy, Trade Policy Bureau; director, Aerospace and Defense Industry Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau; director, Petroleum and Natural Gas Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy; director, Economic Policy Unit, Minister's Secretariat; and secretary general, Japan Business Council in Europe. Katase earned a law degree from the University of Tokyo and a master's degree from the University of Michigan.

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