Akira Tsukasa


Akira Tsukasa is a Japanese XM researcher and the creator of NL-PRIME.



“Akira Tsukasa herself remains largely an enigma. Her career began as a low level biomedical researcher in the Japan Self Defense Force. She advanced to the rank of Major faster than any previous member of the SDF, and was invited to become a secret advisor to the Japanese cabinet only one year after achieving this rank. Her focus in her advisory capacity was the allocation of national resources on matters of high priority scientific exploration. It was in this role that she began actively and aggressively pursuing Exotic Matter research.”

Her first forays into XM introduced her to Ezekiel Calvin and IQTech, with whom she began a collaborative relationship. After realizing her potential, Calvin encouraged her to expand her research and build out a private sector counterpart to her work with the Japanese government (similar, in fact, to Calvin’s own work with IQTech Research). This led to the creation of IQTech East, which (despite carrying the IQTech name) functions independently as a sibling organization rather than a subsidiary. Our reports suggest that Akira is notoriously demanding, and nearly all decision-making power is centralized with her within the organization.” 

Akira’s name has been stamped on many Ingress inventions, including:



As of recent, Akira is working as the head of IQTech East, a new division of the Corporation based in Japan. Her latest project is the development of a mobile XM lab codenamed NL-PRIME: a hyper-saturated mobile XM environment that can be used to identify ‘extraordinary’ sensitives for future recruitment. 

Agents lucky enough to ride PRIME will be subjected to a special test conducted by Tsukasa in order to determine the level of XM sensitivity one possesses.