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Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 16, 2020
Hayabusa2 brings back first-ever gas sample from deep space
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency also confirmed the presence of a 'substantial amount' of soil samples from the Ryugu asteroid.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Dec 10, 2020
Hayabusa2's successful mission may help us reclaim our own past
Science now allows us to pluck pieces of our history from asteroids as they whiz by.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Dec 10, 2020
Can Japan keep up in the 21st-century space race?
With surprisingly few international treaties governing space activities, Japan has an opportunity to step up and take a leadership role.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2020
Hayabusa2 capsule in 'perfect condition' as Japan team prepares for analysis
If the mission was successful, the capsule will contain two samples from the Ryugu asteroid, including the first subsurface asteroid sample ever collected.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 5, 2020
Hayabusa2 capsule to re-enter atmosphere with ancient asteroid samples
Two samples from the 4.6-billion-year-old Ryugu asteroid could help explain the origin of life.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 29, 2020
Japan launches data relay satellites to improve disaster response
Japan launched a rocket Sunday carrying satellites designed to relay data collected by other reconnaissance satellites already in orbit, enabling faster and more information-rich communication when responding to natural disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2020
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi still adapting to life on ISS
During his current mission, Noguchi said he is looking forward to sharing space food with other crew members.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2020
NASA chief touts role of Japan's Soichi Noguchi in upcoming SpaceX mission
'I look forward to all the amazing things that Soichi Noguchi is going to do on the International Space Station,' NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 10, 2020
Japanese astronaut hopes upcoming mission will pave way for 'new future'
Soichi Noguchi will be among four astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon capsule to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 3, 2020
Tests on mice in space uncover protein that may combat aging
Experiments on mice that were taken to the International Space Station have shown an internal protein has the potential to help slow the aging process, according to a joint study by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Tohoku University.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 23, 2020
Japan to recruit astronauts in 2021, first intake in 13 years
Tokyo is aiming to have a Japanese national on the moon for the first time in the latter half of the 2020s.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 30, 2020
Japanese and U.S. astronauts 'ready to fly' in Oct. 31 SpaceX mission
The upcoming mission will mark the first in a series of regular, rotational flights to the International Space Station by SpaceX's new crew transportation system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 28, 2020
One small hop for man? Japan shoots for jumping craft fueled by moon water
While liquid water does not exist on the moon's surface, past research suggests there may be ice in a crater near the lunar south pole.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2020
Japan astronaut Akihiko Hoshide to become ISS commander next spring
Hoshide will become the second Japanese national to serve as a commander of the ISS, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 28, 2020
COVID-19 measures helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions over Tokyo, JAXA data show
In April 2016, the carbon dioxide concentration in Tokyo rose by 8 parts per million, but in April this year it only rose by 3 ppm, the space agency said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 21, 2020
The case for Japan-U.S. space cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
To combat China's space ambitions, Japan and the U.S. need a coordinated, regional approach.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2020
JAXA's Kounotori 9 cargo spacecraft launches successfully on final mission
The launch was the last for both the Kounotori, which means 'stork' in Japanese, and the H-IIB rocket.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 21, 2020
How do you reduce stress in a confined space? Ask an astronaut
Atsuhiro Mitsumaru, principal medical officer at Japan's space agency, says a comparison can be drawn between life on the ISS and staying at home.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 15, 2020
JAXA and U.N. food agency join hands on global monitoring of forests
Amid deepening concerns over climate change, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization agree to cooperate on monitoring forests and mangroves around the world by using data from observation satellites.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2020
Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea
Japan has put a new spy satellite into orbit that is expected to help the government capture images of North Korean missile sites.

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