The Japan Space Law Association is an organization established by a group of Japanese lawyers to study, and provide support concerning, the legal issues and challenges surrounding space businesses.
In addition to holding study sessions and networking meetings with private space business operators, we hold regular public seminars. We also publish information on the legal system concerning private space businesses in Japan on our official website and social media accounts (Blog, Facebook and Twitter).
We hold regular study sessions to study the legal issues and challenges surrounding space businesses.
We hold networking events/meetings with private space business operators or enterprises to exchange opinions on the practical issues around space businesses.
We hold public seminars to present the results of study sessions a few times a year.
We publish information on our events and/or private space businesses in Japan.
Recently, several major Japanese insurance companies have started working on various projects related to space insurance as follows: Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. launched a “space project” on April 1, 2022, aiming to contribute to the growth and development of the space industry. On April 21, 2022, the company announced the joint development of a “Lunar Insurance” to support lunar exploration with Beazley PLC in the UK, one of the major players in the international space insurance market. On April 21, 2022, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd. and ispace, inc., a Japanese lunar exploration company, announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create ...
The Japanese Diet passed the Space Resources Act (the “Act”) on 15 June 2021. The Act allows Japanese private entities to explore, extract and use various space resources such as water, minerals and other natural resources existing in outer space, including on the Moon and other celestial bodies. Most significantly, the Act allows persons who conduct these activities of exploration and development of space resources to acquire ownership of the space resources that they mine or extract by their activities conducted in accordance with the plan they submitted when obtaining permission.
We present the members of the Japan Space Law Association.
Each member has different expertise and will resolve issues and problems surrounding space businesses by utilising their unique knowledge and experience.