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GRIPS Forum “Tenchijin COMPASS, a global land search platform utilizing “Space Big Data””

*To join the Forum, please register at the Registration Form by 17:00 Thursday, December 15, 2022.



Due to the current climate change situation, demand for land search service is growing across industries.
Tenchijin, Inc., a JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Startup, has developed Tenchijin COMPASS based on its patented technology, and by analyzing satellite weather data as time-series big data, provides business solutions of proposing optimal land use.
This lecture will report on examples of Tenchijin COMPASS adoption and explain about prospects and challenges for the satellite data application business.


Speaker: Mr. Yasutoshi Hyakusoku

Co-founder & COO, Tenchijin Inc. / Senior Engineer, JAXA
















Speaker’s Profile:

Obtained a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. Concurrently serves as a Senior Engineer at JAXA.
An expert on Earth observation satellites who has worked in NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Mr. Yasutoshi Hyakusoku undertook the entire development process of the GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission’s core satellite and the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite “IBUKI-2.”
While specializing in the project management of large-scale systems, he also formulates business ideas leveraging observational data from satellites that he developed.


*We will deliver a simultaneous interpretation using” Language interpretation” function on Zoom. For using this function, you need to join the GRIPS Forum through the Zoom app. Please be sure to download the Zoom app from the following URL in advance.


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*** GRIPS Forum ***

Since its establishment in 1997, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), as the only graduate school in Japan specializing in policy research, has promoted education and research on a wide range of policy issues. Utilizing our vast policy network, this Forum invites leaders from various fields including government, academia and business, as well as staff from our own faculty, to deliver lectures on current policy concerns. The Forum welcomes attendance of GRIPS faculty and students as well as participants from outside the university.

Date / Time 2022.12.19 16:40~18:10(Japan Time)
SpeakerMr. Yasutoshi Hyakusoku, Co-founder & COO, Tenchijin Inc. / Senior Engineer, JAXA
TitleTenchijin COMPASS, a global land search platform utilizing “Space Big Data”
Venue Online (Zoom Webinar)
Fee Free (Pre-registration is required)
Language Japanese (English simultaneous interpretation provided)

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