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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Japan Eyes Free Satellite Imaging Data for Businesses

Japan looks to offer companies free access to troves of satellite images starting in fiscal-year 2018, aiming to help with tasks such as inspecting infrastructure remotely and forecasting crop harvests. The move will be announced in a...

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

JAXA Tests Snow and Ice Sensors

Demonstration tests on snow and ice monitoring sensors, led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have begun at Kitami Institute of Technology (Kitami, Hokkaido). For the tests, researchers have created outdoor, underground installations of the sensors...

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

New Wind Information System Debuts at Japanese Airports

In April 2017, the Airport Low-level Wind Information (ALWIN) system, jointly developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), started operations at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Narita International Airport. ALWIN...

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Japanese Spy Satellite Launches to Watch North Korea

Japan launched a new spy satellite into orbit on March 17, 2017, to help keep an eye on its nuclear-armed neighbor, North Korea. The Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) Radar 5 lifted off atop a Japanese H-IIA rocket...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Japan’s Himawari-9 Earth-Observation Satellite Successfully Launched

On Nov. 2, 2016, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari-9 from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle flew as planned, and at approximately 27 minutes...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Turkey Signs Agreement to Use Space Station’s Japanese Kibo Module

On Sept. 8, 2016, Yuichi Yamaura, vice president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and H.E. Cihan Kanlıgöz, director general of Aeronautics and Space Technologies, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of...

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Laser Scanning Captures the Ruins of Japan’s Largest Mountaintop Castle

Researchers at the Archaeological Institute of Kashihara have found some undiscovered remains of Takatori Castle in Nara Prefecture by conducting an airborne laser scanning survey. Working with aerial study firm Asia Air Survey Co. in Tokyo, the...

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Mapping Digital Media: Japan

Japan may be the world’s most advanced country in the development and application of digital technology. Despite two decades of economic stagnation, digitization has proceeded rapidly. Digital satellite broadcasting was launched in 2000 and for terrestrial television...

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Japan’s New Regime for Food Radiation Tests

The health ministry has issued to municipalities unified radiation testing guidelines effectively requiring regular sample checks on any food item that has a cesium reading of 50 becquerels per kilogram in current or past random inspections. Read...

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Japan Quake Anniversary Shows Lessons Unlearned

Japan’s remarkable recovery from last year’s tragic earthquake leaves big lessons unlearned. The economy bounced back more quickly than expected after March’s earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear leak. But the government flunked a bigger test by failing...

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