Basic Information

Office for Planning and Management(Concurrent) Aizu Research Cluster for Space Science (ARC-Space), Research Center for Advanced Information Science and Technology (CAIST)
Associate Professor
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Courses - Undergraduate
Courses - Graduate


Planetary Science, Planetary Geology, Planetary Informatics, Web Technology, Database Technology, Public Outreach
Educational Background, Biography
1991 Graduated the School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University. 1993 Completed Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo (Master's course). 1995 Retired Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo (Doctor's course) 1995 Japan Space Forum 1995 Future Space Systems Laboratory, Department of Research and Development, National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) 2003 Public Affairs Department, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Working at The University of Aizu since 2007 Apr. 2012 Professor, University of Aizu
Current Research Theme
Surface process of solid celestial bodies, Image Processing, GIS (particularly Web-GIS), Web Technology, Big Data, Location Data Science, Database Application
Key Topic
The Moon, Planets, Database, Web, GIS
Affiliated Academic Society
The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences, The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Japan Society of Geoinformatics, Information Processing Society of Japan, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, ACM, IEEE Computer Society


Computer work, long ride, tryout of foods and drinks
School days' Dream
To become a learned man
Current Dream
Outspreading fun of Lunar and Planetary exploration to more people.
Don't Abandon Your Battle, Let's be a man who stands at the last. (The Braves / Yujiro Ishihara)
Favorite Books
Life with UNIX ... A guide for everyone (Don Libes and Sandy Ressler) Though old publication in early 1990s, the books still have the crown for delivery of current UNIX formulation, with words of legendary UNIX gurus. It is still the best book to follow the whole shebang of UNIX.
Messages for Students
Don't be a person who is slaved. Be a person to master.
Publications other than one's areas of specialization
Japanese Translation (joint translation) of "Bad Astronomy" by Phillip Plait (2009)
"Hayabusa kun's Adventure Daily"
(Mainichi Shimbun, 2011)
Author: Naomi Onose, Supervising Editor: Junya Terazono (in Japanese)
"Introduction to Planetary Exploration"
(Asahi Shimbun Publication, 2014)
Author: Junya Terazono (in Japanese)

Several books (joint writing) on Science, Lunar Exploration and anti-conspiracy theory

2015 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prizes for Science and Techonology: Public Understanding Promotion Category)

Dissertation and Published Works

Junya Terazono
Implementation of moonquake database
Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology
IEEE Computer Society, pp. 139-144, 2007

Junya Terazono, Ryosuke Nakamura, Shinsuke Kodama, Naotaka Yamamoto, Hirohide Demura, Naru Hirata, Yoshiko Ogawa, Jun'ichi Haruyama, Makiko Ohtake, Tsuneo Matsunaga
WISE-CAPS: Web-based Interactive Secure Environment for Collaborative Analysis of Planetary Science
Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Xiaofeng Meng, Takayuki Yumoto, Quing Ma, Lifeng Sun, Chiemi Watanabe (Eds): Database Systems for Advanced Applications: 15th International Conference, DASFAA 2010, International Workshops: GDM, BenchmarX, MCIS, SNSMW, DIEW, UDM: Tsukuba, Japan, April 2010, Revised Selected Papers
LNCS (Lecture Note in Computer Science) 6193, Springer-Verlag, pp.58-68, 2010

Junya Terazono, Ryosuke Nakamura, Shinsuke Kodama, Naotaka Yamamoto, Naru Hirata, Yoshiko Ogawa, Hirohide Demura
WISE-CAPS: Browsing and Analysing System for Lunar and Planetary Data
Journal of Space Science Informatics Japan, No. 2, pp. 89-102, 2013.
ISSN: 1349-1113, JAXA-PR-12-00