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Akiyama, Toyohiro

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Cosmonaut, Journalist


1942 - Born on the 22nd of July in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.

1967 - 1971 - He became a reporter for the Japanese TV company TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), and also worked for the BBC World Service.

1989 - He was selected for cosmonaut training on 17th of August.

1990 - He was the first Japanese citizen in space.

       - He became Deputy Director of Tokyo Broadcasting System in News Division, after his successful spaceflight.

       - Best known for his trip to the Mir space station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

1995 - He resigned from Tokyo Broadcasting System to pursue private interests.


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