• Kyodo


The government will set up a division to handle space development policy, including a satellite system for improving the accuracy of Japan’s global positioning system, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Thursday.

The division will deal with the development, maintenance and the operation of equipment, including a system utilizing “quasi-zenith” satellites, that will be part of the GPS program, Fujimura told a news conference. The government will submit related legislation to the next Diet session in January, he added.

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