Advanced Science-Technology Research Organization (Formerly NEC Space Development Division).
Yoshinari Minami joined NEC Corporation in 1971. He has been engaged in the design and development of telemetry, tracking, and control (TT&C) subsystem and Data Handling System of many Japanese satellites in the Space Development Division. After that, he has been engaged in the design and development of Japanese Experimental Module (JEM) in the Space Station Systems Division. He is a member of the Institute of Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, and also a past member of the Institute of the Physical Society of Japan. He is a member of IAA (International Academy of Astronautics) Scientific Committee, a past member of NASA BPP (Breakthrough Propulsion Physics) Group, and a past Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.