National Topics

Jan 16, 2015

Flu cases surge beyond alert level, signaling pandemic

Japan is probably in the midst of an influenza pandemic after cases reached an estimated 2.06 million in the week through last Sunday, breaking the alert level, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Friday. Cases at the 5,000 or so medical institutions regularly ...

JAXA planning busy year for rocket launches

Dec 31, 2014

JAXA planning busy year for rocket launches

With as many as five rocket launches scheduled, 2015 is set to be one of the busiest years ever at the Tanegashima Space Center. For the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s first shot of the year from the island base in Kagoshima Prefecture, an H-IIA ...