Sasakura joined Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. in 1973. At Furuno Electric, he mainly developed ultrasonic equipment, such as sonars and fishfinders.
In 1984, he joined the search team that eventually found the battleship Yamato. Since then, he has held several positions, including general manager of the Development of Marine Equipment Division.
During his work at Furuno Electric in 1990, he got a Ph.D. in Fisheries from Tokyo University of Fisheries (now Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology).
In 1999, he founded Fusion Inc. to develop underwater acoustic equipment, and in 2010, he became a visiting researcher at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology.
In 2012, he received the Best Paper Award from the Marine Acoustics Society of Japan.
In January 2017, he established AquaFusion Inc.
(Ph.D. in Fisheries)
In 2000, Matsuo was a research assistant at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University. Subsequently, he served as a COE researcher and academic-industrial cooperation project researcher. While at Tohoku University, he was engaged in research on biological sonar for bats and onboard sonar sensors. In 2005, he became an associate professor at Tohoku Gakuin University, then a professor in 2015. He has researched biological sonar and its applications in bats and dolphins, the sounds of endangered cicadas, and speech perception. In January 2017, he established AquaFusion Inc.
(Ph.D. in Engineering)
In 1985, Shinohara Joined Furuno Electric Co., Ltd., where he worked to develop ultrasonic equipment, digital radio, and GPS receivers. After 2008, he became responsible for the sales engineering of GPS receivers, mainly for domestic and overseas clients. In 2019, he left Furuno Electric and started his technology consulting business. Finally, in October 2021, he became director and CEO of AquaFusion Inc.
He joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 2007. After working in the production management division, (in charge of planning, system plans, and joint venture projects overseas), he worked in the overseas sales planning division, where he was involved in market sales analysis and mid-term planning. He joined AquaFusion in January 2020 and has been a member of the company ever since.
In 1973, he joined the Fisheries Agency and later worked at National Fisheries University. There, he researched and taught fisheries acoustics. After serving as a professor at National Fisheries University and as a visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the United States, he became the president of the National Fisheries University in Japan in 2013. After resigning as president, he became an honorary professor. He was also an assistant maritime counselor at the Marine Accident Tribunal in the Ministry of Land and a representative secretary of the ACMS Consortium (*).
(*Aqua Culture Management System: a platform for developing and spreading a system for measuring bluefin tuna in fish tanks)
After researching sensors for autonomous vehicles in graduate school, he joined a major precision equipment manufacturer in 2003.
After working for a contract software company, AI venture, and robotics venture, he joined AquaFusion in August 2020, where he currently works.
In 2014, he joined Mitsubishi Space Software Co., Ltd., mainly engaged in developing wireless equipment systems for government agencies. He joined AquaFusion in August 2020 and has been with the company since.
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