January 10, 2023
Japan Is Changing the Game for Space Powers
By Namrata Goswami
The coming ispace lunar landing would mark a paradigm shift in space operations – something Japan has seen coming for over a decade.
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.
July 08, 2022
Japan Needs a National Space Strategy: Former JASDF General
By Kosuke Takahashi
Tokyo needs to enhance multilateral cooperation with the U.S. and other Western countries in space security, says General Kataoka Haruhiko, a former chief of staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
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.
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.
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.
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.