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Japanese Company’s Lander Rockets Toward Moon With UAE Rover
December 13, 2022

Japanese Company’s Lander Rockets Toward Moon With UAE Rover

By Marcia Dunn
The company, ispace, is one of the first private entities to attempt a moon landing. "This is the dawn of the lunar economy," its CEO declared.

Managing the Military Problem of Space: The Case of Japan
April 23, 2021

Managing the Military Problem of Space: The Case of Japan

By Robert Farley
Japan has steadily increased its institutional military engagement with space, albeit still with a defensive posture.
Japan Spacecraft Approaches Earth to Drop Asteroid Samples
December 05, 2020

Japan Spacecraft Approaches Earth to Drop Asteroid Samples

By Associated Press
The Hayabusa2’s samples are due to arrive home on Sunday, after a year-long journey back from the asteroid Ryugu.

Japan’s Space Dream? Cleaning Up the Mess.
March 04, 2020

Japan’s Space Dream? Cleaning Up the Mess.

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan aims to pioneer the niche market of clearing out space debris.

To Infinity and Beyond: Japan’s Rise as a Space Power
January 25, 2020

To Infinity and Beyond: Japan’s Rise as a Space Power

By Anupama Vijayakumar
Japan has steadily progressed toward achieving reliable, indigenous capabilities in outer space. 

In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid
July 12, 2019

In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid

By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully landed on the asteroid and obtained soil samples.

Japan Heads for the Moon
September 01, 2018

Japan Heads for the Moon

By Thisanka Siripala
The government and local startups are racing to get the first Japanese technology to the moon.
Can Japan Clean up Outer Space?
November 21, 2017

Can Japan Clean up Outer Space?

By Mayuko Yatsu
Japan is forging ahead in the increasingly important field of space debris removal.

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