Born: 22 July 1942, Setagaya Ward, Japan
Group: Japanese Commercial Group (16 August 1989)
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|2 December 1990||7 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes, 40 seconds|
Akiyama was a journalist for the Tokyo Broadcasting System. He, along with Ryoko Kikuchi, were selected by TBS to fly to the Russian space station Mir. The trip cost TBS (US)$28 million.