February 04, 2020
Where No Alliance Has Gone Before: US-Japan Military Cooperation in Space
By John Wright
The U.S. and Japan could be the first military alliance to operate in space.
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.
December 01, 2018
Asia’s Many Space Races
By Joan Johnson-Freese
It's not just the U.S. and China; there are other equally strategic space races going on in Asia as well.
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.
January 03, 2018
Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018
By Yuki Tatsumi
How will Japan make the most of a limited defense budget amid rising threats?
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.