Press Release

JAXA Executives Take Pay Cut Due to ASTRO-H (Hitomi) Anomaly

June 15, 2016 (JST)

National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Due to the anomaly experienced with X-Ray Astronomy Satellite ASTRO-H (Hitomi), three of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s executive employees have decided to take a 10% pay cut to their monthly salary for four months, to be effective July 2016.

The affected employees are as follows:

Naoki Okumura
Senior Vice President
Mamoru Endo
Vice President/Director General, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Saku Tsuneta