Japanese Astronaut Corps
|Takao Doi *||1985||Inactive|
|Mamoru Mohri *||1985||Inactive|
|Chiaki Mukai *||1985||Inactive|
In 1989, the Tokyo Broadcasting System sponsored Tohiro Akiyama (television journalist) and Ryoko Kikuchi (television reporter) to train in Russia for a flight to the Mir space station. Akiyama flew to Mir aboard Soyuz TM-11 in December 1990. Kikuchi was his backup and never flew in space.
* Dr. Doi received an appointment to the United
Nations in 2009.
Dr. Mohri was appointed as the first director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (MeSci) in 2000.
Dr. Mukai has been serving as Senior Advisor to the JAXA Executive Director since April 2011.