JUIDA aims to facilitate the Japanese drone market in terms of industrial development.
In July 2014, we established Japan UAS Industrial Development Association (JUIDA) to promote the use of the rapidly developing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the private sector. By supporting the creation of new markets and industries related to drones, we aim to facilitate the healthy growth of the UAS industry.
UAS opened up the industrial sky revolution thanks to their unlimited possibilities, and as such their utilization began in various fields. At the same time, research and development of new technologies and products have progressed rapidly, and international competition has been intensifying.
We publish newsletters and hold seminars to instantly inform of internal and external trends and issues.
We also promote safety measures of UAS operations by creating operation guidelines, accredited schools for drone pilots and flight safety management personnel, we issue certificates to them, and we convey constructive communication and suggestions to the Japanese government.
Japan Drone Expo, taking place in Tokyo and hosted by JUIDA, plays a prominent role in the promotion and exposure of the UAS industry.
The number of JUIDA members is rapidly increasing as the UAS industry is becoming more active. Among them are organizations, companies and individuals of various fields, research centers, universities and colleges, relevant ministries and agencies, and local governments.
JUIDA will enhance its collaboration with external organizations and will contribute to international standardization activities as well as regional revitalization.
Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo
Project Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
Born in 1953 in Gifu Prefecture. In 1979, Suzuki finished the Master’s course at Graduate School of Engineering of The University of Tokyo. After being employed by Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., he is currently a Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo, and a Project Professor of Institute for Future Initiatives of the University of Tokyo after retirement of a Professor of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the University of Tokyo. Doctor of Engineering. Specialization: aeronautical engineering. The 43rd President of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences. President of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences. His publications include Hikōki Monogatari (published by Chikumashobo Ltd.), Gendai Kōkūron (Editor, The University of Tokyo Press) and Ochinai Hikōki eno Chōsen (Kagaku-Dojin Publishing Company, INC).
Executive Vice President:
Director of JAPAN-SME Innovation Association The Cutting Edge TAKUMI
In 1964, Senda graduated from the Department of Engineering of University of Tokyo and was employed by Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co. Ltd (currently KDDI CORPORATION). After his engagement in the research and development of international phone exchange system and data exchange system, Yasuhiro used to be the Chief of London Office, General Manager and Director of Telehouse Europe Co. Ltd. In 1996, he became the Director of O-net, Inc. Afterwards, in 2000, Senda becomes a committee of NASDA National Space Development Agency of Japan (currently JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), in 2012, a Director of Kokka-Vision Research Centre and in 2013, a Director of Japan SME Innovation Association.
Principal Investigator of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
In 1998, Iwata became a member of the Electrotechnical Laboratory belonging to Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s Agency of Industrial Science and Technology. Awards: 16th Electronic Materials Symposium Award and 12th Lecture Honorable Mention by The Japan Society of Applied Physics. Kakuya experienced the growth of white LED development from zero to trillion yen industry. After the development of semiconductor manufacturing equipment made him interested in robotics, in 2004, Iwata transfers to Intelligent Systems Research Institute of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and starts research and development of UAS. In 2007, Kakuya received the Outstanding Lecture Award by Transportation and Logistics Division of The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2007, he engages in robot policies at Industrial Machinery Division of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In 2009, Iwata launched the UAV development for “NIIGATA SKY PROJECT”.
In 1970, Kumada graduated from the Department of Political Economy of Waseda University. He worked in Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co. Ltd (currently KDDI CORPORATION). In 1999, Tomoyuki established the company named “Icomnet” (currently known as Blue Innovation Co., Ltd.) and acted as its director. Through the management and technology consulting business, Kumada has been nurturing venture entrepreneurs in both local and overseas, and engaging in new technology development projects in various fields, including ITC, environment, energy and health. Having recognized the business possibilities of UAV in its early stages, Kumada advances various projects starting from machine development to research and development of various applications. In 2012, Tomoyuki assumed the position of Executive Councilor of Blue Innovation Co., Ltd.
Born in 1945. Graduate of the Faculty of Literature of Tokyo University. Yamanaka had been working in Dentsu Inc. and was in charge of marketing department and engaged in advertising, marketing projects, sensory analysis, market research, analysis and research of various types of advertisers, including government administration offices. After assuming the post of the director of Dentsu Hong Kong branch, he became the marketing director. Afterwards, Yamanaka had been transferred to Dentsu Inc’s General Research Department and as the department head he performed and presented research that exceeded advertisement or marketing and focused on society and business in general. Moreover, Yamanaka acquired experience in business auditing by acting as an internal auditor that implemented and commanded internal audits of the company and its subsidiaries in Internal Audit Department.
Vice Dean of College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
In 1985, Aoki obtained his doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Graduate School of Nihon University. After serving as a visiting researcher at the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at University of Colorado Boulder, he became a professor at the College of Science and Technology of Nihon University. He is currently the Councilor of Nihon University and Vice Dean of College of Science and Technology, Nihon University. His specializations are structural mechanics, safety design engineering, and composite material mechanics. He is serving as the Vice Chairman of SAMPE JAPAN, Director of Japan Society for Composite Materials, Director of the Japan Reinforced Plastics Society, Director of the Japan Building Equipment and Elevator Center Foundation, Social Capital Development Council. He is also member of Elevator Accident Investigation Subcommittee for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and member of Building Accident Disaster Countermeasures Committee etc.
Associate professor at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
Asei Ito obtained Ph.D. in Economics from Graduate school of Economics, University of Keio, Japan. His research covers the Chinese industrial development, China’s outward FDI activities, and innovation in China and Asia. He is the author of Industrial Clusters in Contemporary China: “The Workshop of the World” and A Bottom-up Economic Development (the University of Nagoya Press, 2015, in Japanese) and China Unmanned Aerial System Industry Report 2017: An emerging industry from anemerging economy (the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, in Japanese), and one of co-editors of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment Data (University of Tokyo, 2014, in English) and Understanding Contemporary China: Lecture Series at the University of Tokyo (University of Tokyo Press, 2014, in Japanese).
In 2008, Kurosawa started up a Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist's (hereinafter “CAPLS”) office.Since opening, he has been in charge of numerous licensing and legal affairs. In addition, Kurosawa taught more than 5,000 people at universities and major preparatory schools, and established a nationwide network of CAPLSs. After that, in January 2018, Kurosawa established G-Tech Inc., which centers on IT solutions in the administrative area, and became a representative director. It specializes in e-Government and decentralization, etc., such as administrative regulations on sharing economies, laws and regulations on spatial areas, etc. He also is Vice Chairman of Specific CAPLS Special Committee in the Tokyo CAPLS Association.
About the Association
|Name||General Incorporated Association Japan UAS Industrial Development Association|
|Establishment||31st July 2014|
|Officials||President: Shinji Suzuki (Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo Project Professor/ Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo)
Executive Vice President: Yasuhiro Senda (Director of JAPAN-SME Innovation Association The Cutting Edge TAKUMI)
Executive Director: Kakuya Iwata (Principal Investigator of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Secretary General: Tomoyuki Kumada
Treasurer: Takehiko Yamanaka
|Secretariat||4/F, Ichigo Hongo Bldg,
5-33-10, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
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