Abe approves new space policy with profit, security in mind

National Jan 9, 2015

Abe approves new space policy with profit, security in mind

The Abe administration approved a new space development policy Friday that focuses less on science and more on security and how to make piles of cash. Under the 10-year Basic Plan on Space Policy, the administration said it will improve cooperation with the United States ...

National Oct 30, 2014

Japan drafts new space policy focusing on security to counter China

Japan is eyeing a new space development policy with a greater focus on security, taking into account China's rapidly growing space capabilities, a draft document of the policy showed Wednesday. In the draft, the government expresses concern that its information-gathering capabilities could be undermined and ...