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Understanding of formation and evolution of the Solar system is a central goal of space explorations. Japanese researchers have contributed to achieve this goal, for instance, through sample return missions, such as Hayabusa, and development of "Kyoto model" that describes planet formation within a protoplanetary disk.
Through investigation of Jupiter and its icy moons by the JUICE mission, we then try to understand how our Solar system was designed in the early stages. Knowledge on the origin of our Solar system is critical to understand whether our Solar system is unique in the universe. Formation processes of Jupiter are also important to constrain the origin of atmosphere, oceans, and life on Earth.
The goal of JUICE-Japan includes to address the fundamental questions, such as “where did we come from?” and “who are we?”

JUICE JAPAN Interview - JUICEのプレイヤーインタビュー

JUICE JAPAN Player JUICEのプレイヤー紹介 JUICE JAPAN Player JUICEのプレイヤー紹介

As of Mar. 2019

List of Members
NameOrganisationInstruments
2Junichi HARUYAMAJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencyJANUS
1・2Yasuko KASAINational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologySWI
1・4Yasumasa KASABAGraduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Tohoku UniversityRPWI
1・4

Kazushi ASAMURA

Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyPEP
4

Ayako MATSUOKA

Kyoto UniversityJ-MAG
1・3Keigo ENYAJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencyGALA
1・2Noriyuki NAMIKIRISE Project Team, National Astronomical Observatory of JapanGALA
2Jun KIMURAGraduate School of Science, Osaka UniversityGALA
1Masanori KOBAYASHIPlanetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of TechnologyGALA
1・2Takeshi KURODANational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologySWI
1・2Hideo SAGAWAFaculty of Science, Kyoto Sangyo UniversitySWI
5Yasuhito SEKINEEarth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2・3Masahiro IKOMAGraduate School of Science, Tokyo University
5Takazo SHIBUYAJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
2Yasunori HORIAstroBiology Center, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
2・3Shigeru IDADept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2Sho SASAKIGraduate School of Science, Osaka University
2Kiyoshi KURAMOTOGraduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
2Shunichi KAMATAGraduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
4Yoshifumi SAITOJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
4Masaki FUJIMOTOJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
5Manabu NISHIZAWAJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
1.Planetary scientists who develop science instruments
NameOrganisationInstruments
Yasuko KASAINational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologySWI
Yasumasa KASABAGraduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Tohoku UniversityRPWI
Kazushi ASAMURAJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencyPEP
Keigo ENYAJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencyGALA
Noriyuki NAMIKIRISE Project Team, National Astronomical Observatory of JapanGALA
Takeshi KURODANational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologySWI
Hideo SAGAWAFaculty of Science, Kyoto Sangyo UniversitySWI
2.Theoretical scientists who study planetary formation theory
NameOrganisationInstruments
Junichi HARUYAMAJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencyJANUS
Yasuko KASAINational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologySWI
Noriyuki NAMIKIRISE Project Team, National Astronomical Observatory of JapanGALA
Jun KIMURAGraduate School of Science, Osaka University
Takeshi KURODANational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologySWI
Hideo SAGAWAFaculty of Science, Kyoto Sangyo UniversitySWI
Masahiro IKOMAGraduate School of Science, Tokyo University
Yasunori HORIAstroBiology Center, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Shigeru IDADept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Sho SASAKIGraduate School of Science, Osaka University
Kiyoshi KURAMOTOGraduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
Shunichi KAMATAGraduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
3.Astronomers who perform observation using telescopes
NameOrganisationInstruments
Keigo ENYAJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencyGALA
Masahiro IKOMAGraduate School of Science, Tokyo University
Shigeru IDADept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology
4.Space physicists who investigate plasma and magnetic fields
Name Organisation Instruments
Yasumasa KASABAGraduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Tohoku UniversityRPWI
Kazushi ASAMURAJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencyPEP
Ayako MATSUOKAKyoto UniversityJ-MAG
Yoshifumi SAITOJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Masaki FUJIMOTOJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
5.Geochemists who study water-rock reactions
Name Organisation Instruments
Yasuhito SEKINEEarth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Takazo SHIBUYAJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Manabu NISHIZAWAJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Project Manager
Yoshifumi SAITO

Project Science Manager
Yasuto Sekine

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