Nobu Okada | TEDxTokyo 2014
Nobu Okada discovered his passion for all things space after attending NASA space camp in high school. Now, as founder of Singapore start-up ASTROSCALE, he is attempting to solve a little-known problem that affects our entire communications infrastructure, namely removing the hundreds of thousands of pieces of “space debris” that threaten to disrupt satellite operations. In contrast, Nobu’s second company, MIKAWAYA21, provides nursing services to the elderly in a growing number of areas in Japan. Nobu is concerned with issues that often arise when governments have too strong an influence in sectors such as healthcare, which is why both ASTROSCALE and MIKAWAYA21 are run without any government subsidy.