Dr. Setsuko AOKI is Professor of Law, Keio University Law School, Japan since April 2016. She specializes in public international law especially space law, arms control and export control.

She obtained Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1993. She is a vice-president of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) since October 2017; She is a member of the Committee on the National Space Policy (CNSP), Cabinet Office of Japan since July 2012 and the chair of the security subcommittee of the CNSP since April 2017.

Her English publication in 2020 includes: “‘Nationality for Spacecraft?’ Revisited: Nationality to be Found”, 44 Journal of Space Law (2020), pp.373-404; “International Cooperation Mechanisms in Outer Space Activities for the Next Decade”, in Proceedings of International Institute of Space Law 2019 (2020), pp. 3-14.

Setsuko is on the Council of The Off-World Approach.