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Mamoru Mohri

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Dr. Mamoru Mohri, born in Hokkaido, the land of pioneer in Japan, embodies frontier spirt. He is not only the first Japanese astronaut on Space Shuttle, but also the first CEO of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) introducing the frontier in Science and Technology as a liaison between researchers and general public. His new style in science communication creates Japan Cool in science centre world. His “Space Classroom”in 1992 was broadcasted live from space and became a Japan-wide event. In his second mission in 2000, he was successful in obtaining three dimensional cartography data of the Earth, applying the first high definition camera to observe the earth environment. He participated in the first solar eclipse observation trip to Antarctica and visited there twice. He also dove 6,500m into the deep sea. He enjoys his everlasting challenge to explore the unknown. He has honors of the Special Award from the Prime Minister of Japan, the Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur from the Prime Minister of French Republic, and many others.

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