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JAXA

Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 30, 2023
JAXA weighs new mission using Hayabusa and Hayabusa2 tech
JAXA aims to launch the probe in the mid-2030s and achieve a sample return in the mid-2040s.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2023
Chinese and Russian researchers barred from Japan space agency institute
The move was made to protect sensitive technological information that could be used for military purposes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 22, 2023
Ryugu asteroid samples suggest ingredients for life came from space
Two organic compounds essential for living organisms have been found in samples retrieved by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / Longform
Mar 20, 2023
Japan’s budding space program grounded by persistent setbacks
Desire to compete in the satellite-launching business and shore up security could be hindered by historical failures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2023
NASA SpaceX Crew-5 splashes down after five-month mission
NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 returned to Earth on Saturday after a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 9, 2023
Japan's rocket launch failure clouds space strategy outlook
The failed launch Tuesday follows a previous launch attempt on Feb. 17 that was aborted moments before blastoff due to malfunctioning electrical equipment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2023
Japan's new rocket fails after engine issue, in blow to space ambitions
Upon reaching space, the rocket's second-stage engine failed to ignite, forcing mission officials to manually destroy the vehicle.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2023
Japan delays launch of H3 rocket by a day due to weather
The delay comes weeks after the launch was aborted due to technical trouble.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2023
28-year-old woman picked to be astronaut by Japan’s space agency
Ayu Yoneda — the youngest candidate to be chosen by the agency — and Makoto Suwa, 46, were selected from over 4,000 applicants, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2023
Japan’s first next-generation rocket aborts before launch
Sparks flew from the craft as it prepared to take off, but within seconds they spluttered to a halt.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 4, 2023
U.S.-led moon exploration project cannot succeed without Japan, NASA says
As part of the Artemis program, the United States is aiming to return humans to the moon for the first time since NASA's Apollo 17 mission in 1972.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2023
U.S. and Japan lay foundation for new era of joint space exploration
A recent agreement appears to focus on increasing efficiencies between NASA and JAXA, particularly in the U.S.-led, multinational Artemis program.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2023
Japanese astronaut apologizes for data tampering and gets warning
Satoshi Furukawa, 58, was responsible for an experiment conducted between 2016 and 2017 that simulated life on the ISS.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 20, 2022
JAXA finds surface of asteroid Ryugu dehydrated from 'space weathering'
Smooth layers caused by solar wind irradiation and frothy layers produced as a result of micrometeoroid impacts were seen in asteroid specimens.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2022
Japan space research team tampered with experiment data: JAXA
The JAXA team, headed by astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, 'fabricated' as well as 'altered large amounts of data' concerning the psychological well-being of participants in an experiment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 22, 2022
Japan's space agency gives up on landing moon probe in setback for its lunar program
The agency said the Omotenashi lander could not receive transmissions from Earth to correct its trajectory and position.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2022
Self-destruct command sent after Japan's Epsilon rocket launch fails
It was the first failed launch in nearly two decades, and the only one for an Epsilon rocket, a solid-fuel model that has flown five successful missions since its 2013 debut.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 6, 2022
Astronaut Wakata embarks on fifth space mission, setting Japanese record
The 59-year-old is one of the four astronauts taking part in NASA's fifth crew rotation mission to the International Space Station using a SpaceX spacecraft.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 23, 2022
Water in asteroid dust collected by Japan's space agency offers clues to life on Earth
The discovery offers new support for the theory that life on Earth was seeded from outer space.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 28, 2022
JAXA and Mitsui Sumitomo to sell insurance for civilian space travelers
The new products will likely cover travelers against damage to possessions — like existing travel insurance — as well as bodily damage before and after the adventure.

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan