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JAXA hopes to repeat asteroid success with Hayabusa2

Sep 1, 2014

JAXA hopes to repeat asteroid success with Hayabusa2

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency unveiled the new asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 to the press over the weekend as it looks to outdo the particle-collecting feat achieved by its predecessor in 2010. “I’m grateful because the new asteroid probe is now nearly complete,” professor Hitoshi ...

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

Sep 1, 2014

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

An estimated 2.35 million people took part in government-led disaster drills Monday, the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated the Tokyo region. The annual exercise was based on a scenario in which a quake with a magnitude of 7.3 and a ...

Sep 1, 2014

Disaster-hit brewery to sell sake of hope in U.S.

A sake brewery in Iwate Prefecture that was heavily damaged by the monster earthquake and tsunami three years ago plans to start selling a new product in the United States in September. Intending to convey that the disaster-hit areas in the Tohoku region are ...

Sep 1, 2014

Kagawa governor set to win re-election

Incumbent Gov. Keizo Hamada of Kagawa looked set to win re-election in a gubernatorial race on Sunday, handily beating a challenger backed by the Japanese Communist Party, according to Kyodo News projections. Hamada, 62, ran as an independent with backing from the ruling Liberal ...