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.
Representatives and Executives
Shinji Suzuki(Professor of 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 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. Director 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:
Yasuhiro Senda(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.
Kakuya Iwata(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”.
Tomoyuki Kumada(Executive Councilor of Blue Innovation Co., Ltd.)
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, Osamu 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, Osamu 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.
About the Association
|Name||General Incorporated Association Japan UAS Industrial Development Association|
|Establishment||31st July 2014|
|Officials||President: Shinji Suzuki (Professor of the University of Tokyo, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
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 (Executive Councilor of Blue Innovation Co., Ltd.)
Treasurer: Takehiko Yamanaka
|Secretariat||4/F, Ichigo Hongo Bldg,
5-33-10, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
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