Kunishi Nosaka received a B.S. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1956, an M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1964 and a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1967, all in electrical engineering.
He joined Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., (KDD) in 1956 and made a significant contribution to the first TV transmission across the Pacific Ocean via relay through the development of a low-noise parametric amplifier cooled by liquid helium.
Dr. Nosaka was appointed director of KDD Research and Development Laboratories in 1986, and was named managing director in 1987, with responsibility for all R&D activities. He was later named executive vice president of KDD.
He was awarded the Purple Ribbon Award by the prime minister of Japan in 1990 and held several patents. He published papers as well as several books on satellite communications and advanced digital networks and services.
Nosaka died on November 30th, 1996.