Yuya completed a doctoral degree at the University of Tokyo. As a student, he was involved in developing nano-satellites (CubeSat) such as XI-IV, XI-V, and PRISM. His team was the first in the world to launch and operate CubeSat in orbit in 2003 successfully. After being graduated, he worked as a project researcher at the university. In 2008, he established Axelspace Corporation and has been the company's CEO. Since 2015 he has been serving as a member of the Committee on National Space Policy. He received the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Award at the 22nd Japan Venture Awards in 2022.