Press Release

  This press release is issued by NASDA.



November 2, 2001 (JST)

National Space Development Agency of Japan

Wednesday, 7 November, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (JST)

During the 8th meeting of the Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) Partnership in Kyoto, a three-hour Open Session will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Hall.

The session will be carried live via the Internet at the following website:

The coverage can be accessed using Windows Media Player 7 or a later version.

Panelists at the Open Session will give presentations in English, and also answer questions from members of the media and public attending the event.

In Japanese only, there will also be a two-way online link with the headquarters of the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) in Tokyo, using terminals at the NASDAi public information center on the 28th floor of the World Trade Center Building in Hamamatsucho. Media representatives and members of the public are also invited to watch and take part in the Open Session using this link from Tokyo. Please note that at NASDAi, the panelists' presentations will be available only in Japanese interpretation.

For further information on the IGOS Partnership meeting and the Open Session, please see the press release issued on 19 October 2001, available at: