Deaf professional lectures on space in Ibaraki Prefecture

HAZEGAWA Akiko at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

HAZEGAWA Akiko of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lectured at Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture on February 6.

She talked about the topics related to space, daily happenings in the world of space, etc. where she entered getting over the handicap of being Deaf.

Often having had to give up a job because of hearing loss, she was fortunately hired by JAXA four years ago in the field related to the space that she had yearned from an early age.

She is taking charge of making the operation plan of the satellite, etc.

Born in Tokyo in 1982. B.A. in information engineering from Tsukuba College of Technology in 2003. Worked as a programmer at an IT company before joining JAXA in 2007.

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