The Space Activities Commission on Monday compiled a draft report that includes the promotion of commercial use as well as scientific and technological research at a Japanese laboratory to be built within the International Space Station, commission officials said.

The draft, compiled by the commission’s space environment utilization group, said the National Space Development Agency of Japan will decide on how to enable private companies to use the lab for commercial purposes, such as multimedia, advertising and recreation projects as well as scientific research. The move is in line with similar moves in the United States and European countries that are also participating in the space station project, the officials said.

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