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Japanese space agency to trial electric cable for space junk removal

The space agency is planning an experiment to remove simulated space junk as part of efforts to develop a simple and inexpensive disposal system for objects that might puncture the International Space Station or destroy satellites. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said scientists will try to slow a cylindrical object ...

Jun 30, 2016

Obama's Hiroshima visit reflects strong U.S.-Japan ties: report

A recently released U.S. congressional report embraced President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima as a manifestation of a robust relationship between the United States and Japan. The report, by the Congressional Research Service, Congress’ nonpartisan research arm, also focused on the upcoming Upper ...

Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

Jun 30, 2016

Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

The Hiroshima city government will loan some of the paper cranes gifted by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, a municipal official said Thursday. Obama folded four cranes, giving them to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and to elementary and ...

Jun 30, 2016

Ikata looks to fire up MOX-fueled Ehime reactor around Aug. 25

Shikoku Electric Power Co. is considering launching commercial operations of its reactor 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture around Aug. 25, later than mid-August as initially planned, sources told Jiji Press on Wednesday. The company reviewed the schedule to provide ...

Jun 29, 2016

JICA completes development plan for Philippines' Bangsamoro region

A development plan for the proposed Bangsamoro region in the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao has been completed despite a setback in the government’s peace process with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Japan International Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. JICA’s Philippine office said ...