Naoto Kadowaki received B.S., Masters degree, and Ph. D. from the University of Tohoku, Sendai, Japan in 1982, 1984 and 2010, respectively. From April 1984 to March 1986, he was with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. He joined Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), currently reorganized as National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in 1986. From 1990 to 1991, he was a visiting researcher to AUSSAT in Sydney, Australia. After he was with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) from 2004 to 2006, he was the Managing Director of Strategic Planning Department, Director General of Wireless Network Research Institute and Executive Director of Strategic Planning Department in NICT from January 2007, July 2008 and July 2013, respectively. He was the Senior Executive Director from April 2013, and has been Vice President of NICT since April 2017. His main interests of research are mobile and broadband satellite networks and wireless communication networks. He is a member of the IEEE, AIAA and IEICE of Japan.