Shoichiro joined Synspective as the General Manager of the Business Development Department in June 2018.
Prior to Synspective, he spent 37 years devoted to the space program at Mitsubishi Heavy Indusries, Ltd.(MHI).
He was a structural engineer for all the main Japanese launch vehicles: N-1, N-2, H-1, and H-2. From 1990 to 2000, he was engaged in the Japanese Space Shuttle, the HOPE-X programme.
In 2003, he was assigned as project manager to privatize the H-2A.
After managing space business in MHI, he became EVP of MHI’s US subsidiary in 2015.
He also served as the president of Japan Rocket Society from 2013 to 2015.
Shoichiro received a M.S. in Space Technologies from The University of Tokyo in 1980.