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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 5, 2019
Ex-senior Japanese education ministry official given suspended term for corruption
A former senior education ministry official was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years, on Wednesday for receiving bribes from a former consulting firm executive.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 27, 2019
Giant leap for yakitori: Canned chicken dish receives Japanese Space Food certification
Yakitori has become the first canned meat product certified by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), meaning astronauts will be able to enjoy grilled chicken during missions on the International Space Station.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 13, 2019
Japan's Hayabusa2 leaves asteroid to deliver samples to Earth in 2020
Japan's space agency said Wednesday its Hayabusa2 space probe had departed from an asteroid where it had landed to collect samples, and will now travel some 800 million kilometers to deliver them to Earth in November or December of next year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 12, 2019
Mitsubishi Heavy looking to develop more powerful H3 rocket for lunar missions
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is looking to develop an upgraded version of Japan's mainstay next-generation H3 rocket capable of delivering heavy payloads deeper into space, company officials said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 6, 2019
World's first self-styled space trader scopes out a $43 billion industry
The business of manufacturing and launching small satellites is projected to grow almost fourfold over the coming decade to $42.8 billion, creating an opportunity for those seeking to profit from increased commerce between companies in the industry.
JAPAN
Oct 5, 2019
JAXA and NASA agree to collaborate more on lunar exploration
The Japanese and U.S. space agencies agree to step up collaboration on advancing human activities on the moon as a way of realizing the eventual exploration of Mars.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 3, 2019
Robotic explorer to orbit Ryugu asteroid in final mission for Japan's Hayabusa2
The Hayabusa2 on Thursday released a robotic explorer bound for the surface of an asteroid in the probe's final task before returning to earth, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 29, 2019
Japan's Kounotori8 cargo spaceship docks with International Space Station
Kounotori8, Japan's unmanned cargo spaceship loaded with supplies, docked with the International Space Station at an altitude of about 400 kilometers Saturday, the country's space agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 25, 2019
Japan launches rocket carrying vessel for International Space Station
Japan launched a rocket on Wednesday carrying an unmanned spacecraft bound for the International Space Station, after a fire thwarted its planned launch earlier this month.
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2019
Launch of ISS-bound spacecraft is rescheduled for Wednesday
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Saturday it plans to launch a rocket with an unmanned spacecraft bound for the International Space Station next Wednesday after a fire thwarted earlier plans.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 20, 2019
Concentrated liquid oxygen was cause of fire ahead of Japan rocket launch, source says
A high concentration of liquid oxygen, used as rocket engine coolant, has been determined as being behind a fire that broke out earlier this month at a launchpad in southwestern Japan, an official close to the matter has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 11, 2019
Pre-dawn fire leads to cancellation of rocket launch from Tanegashima facility to International Space Station
A fire broke out near a rocket launch pad on Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture early Wednesday, prompting the cancellation of an unmanned rocket launch scheduled for the same day to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, the operator said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 5, 2019
Japanese astronauts visit factory making 'Mobile Suit Gundam' models bound for space
Astronauts Soichi Noguchi and Norishige Kanai on Wednesday visited a factory making models of humanoid robots from the anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" that are slated to be launched into space.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2019
Japan's cargo vessel to resupply International Space Station in September
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will send an unmanned cargo transporter to the International Space Station in September.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2019
ANA and Japan's space agency to look into possibility of using satellite system to find optimal flight paths
ANA Holdings Inc. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have joined forces to look into the feasibility of using a satellite system to find the best flight paths for airplanes by observing wind and other conditions, thus cutting fuel consumption and costs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 16, 2019
Robots from 'Gundam' series to greet 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic athletes from space
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced plans Wednesday to launch robots from the "Mobile Suit Gundam" anime series into space aboard a satellite that will broadcast messages of support to athletes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 15, 2019
Japanese rocket pioneer Takafumi Horie says his firm Interstellar Technologies could soon take on SpaceX
Days after the first successful launch of his privately built rocket, entrepreneur Takafumi Horie said Wednesday his aerospace startup Interstellar Technologies Inc. may soon catch up with industry leaders such as SpaceX in the commercial space rocket-launching business.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2019
JAXA finds 10 more artificial craters made on Ryugu asteroid by Japan's Hayabusa2 probe
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Thursday that 10 smaller, man-made craters had been found on an asteroid in addition to the larger crater its Hayabusa2 space probe produced last month as part of its mission to gain insight into the origin of life and the evolution of the solar system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 11, 2019
Bridgestone to join Toyota and JAXA in rover mission to moon
Bridgestone Corp. said Wednesday it would tie up with Toyota Motor Corp. and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on a joint mission to send a rover to the moon.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2019
Japanese authorities say suicide of JAXA contractor was work-related
Authorities have recognized the October 2016 suicide of a man involved in satellite control operations at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tsukuba Space Center as a work-related death, it was learned Wednesday.

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