Hajime YANO

Hajime YANO, Ph.D. Guest Associate Professor, Graduate School of SDM, Keio University


After obtaining a Ph.D. in Physical Sciences at the University of Kent, Hajime Yano worked for Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences and NASA and now is working for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). He was engaged in various space experiment and solar system exploration projects such as LDEF, EuReCA, SFU, Leonid MAC, Nozomi, Stardust, and Hayabusa. He is currently playing a main role in Japanese deep space experiment project. He is also teaching at International Space University and the Graduate University for Advanced Studies.


PMI PMP (Project Management Professional)

Research Interests

Solar space experiment science
Space environment science

Academic Affiliations

Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
The Japanese Society for Planetary Science
The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS)

Major Publications

Junichi Watabe, Tetsuji Fuse, Hajime Yano, Yukihiro Ishibashi, and Masato Katayama, "Atlas of the Solar System," Shogakukan Inc.
Haduki Saisho, "Beyond Edison," (interviewed) Poplar Publishing Co.,


Jaya Jayant
IAU Asteroid (8906) named after Yano
Letter of Appreciation by NASA (Leonid MAC)
JAXA Presidential Award (Hayabusa team)