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MOON

An artist's conception of a manned lunar rover using regenerative fuel cell technology
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 22, 2023
Toyota eyes lunar rover powered by regenerative fuel-cell tech
Toyota has teamed up with JAXA since 2019 to develop the manned lunar rover — which it dubbed the Lunar Cruiser — that they hope can be put on the moon in 2029.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 27, 2023
Failed moon landing caused by altitude miscalculation, Japan startup says
Tokyo-based Ispace lost connection with the Hakuto-R Mission 1 lander after the spacecraft attempted what would have been the world's first commercial soft-landing on the moon's surface.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 26, 2023
Japanese startup fails in historic bid to put private lunar lander on moon
The firm, Ispace, is believed to have fallen short of making the world’s first private lunar landing after miscalculating the distance to the surface and running out of fuel.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2023
Japan firm fails in bid for historic moon landing
Ispace said that it could not establish communication with the unmanned Hakuto-R lunar lander after its expected landing time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 13, 2023
Japan moon lander startup Ispace rockets in value after market debut
The anticipated arrival on the moon of the firm's Hakuto-R Mission 1 lander would make the Japanese startup the maker of the world’s first commercial spacecraft to land there.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2023
Moon lander-maker Ispace goes untraded on glut of buy orders
Shares were quoted at ¥585, or more than twice the offering price of ¥254 at market close on Wednesday, according to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2023
First woman and Black astronaut to make 2024 flight around moon
The three Americans and one Canadian will become the first astronauts to venture that deep into space since the historic Apollo missions ended in 1972.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 28, 2023
Intriguing moon water source found in glass beads from space rock impacts
Scientists say the beads are a potential reservoir of this precious resource for future human activities on the moon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 8, 2023
Japan's ispace to list shares in Tokyo ahead of planned moon landing
The first is authorized to list 200 million shares and will debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's growth section on April 12, according to a release from the exchange.
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
CULTURE / Film
Jan 12, 2023
As anime continues its rise, animators eye opportunities afield in 2023
How big will Japanese animation be in 2023?
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Jan 7, 2023
Will Japan's pop culture and fashion spheres ever find common ground?
Japanese fashion and pop culture and both international forces, so why can't they seem to walk in step together?
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 12, 2022
NASA’s Orion returns from space, completing moon orbit mission
The flight, named Artemis I, helps pave the way for NASA's program to return humans to the surface of the moon later in the decade for the first time since 1972.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 11, 2022
Japanese startup launches moon mission in historic first
The spacecraft, built by Tokyo-based startup Ispace, blasted off in Japan's first moon mission aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2022
Yusaku Maezawa picks K-pop star TOP and DJ Steve Aoki to join SpaceX moon trip
Maezawa bought every seat on the maiden lunar voyage by SpaceX, which has been in the works since 2018 and would follow his trip on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 1, 2022
‘Phases of the Moon’: A thoughtful yet unconvincing tale of rebirth
Ryuichi Hiroki's melodrama about reincarnation adeptly navigates multiple timelines with a sensitive touch while revealing unspoken Japanese beliefs.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 27, 2022
'90s Japanese film 'All Under the Moon' director Yoichi Sai dies
In January, Yoichi Sai announced that he was battling bladder cancer.
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
Nov 18, 2022
Japan extends International Space Station participation to 2030
The space station, a science laboratory spanning the size of a football field and orbiting about 400 kilometers above Earth, has been continuously occupied for more than two decades.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2022
Skywatchers in Japan treated to rare type of lunar eclipse
The total lunar eclipse coincided with a lunar occultation of Uranus, in which the planet is eclipsed by the moon — something that hasn't been seen in 442 years.

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