March 02, 2013
A humanoid robot that can chat in Japanese will go where no communication robot has gone before: outer space.
January 27, 2013
Japan launched two intelligence satellites into orbit on Jan. 27 amid growing concerns that North Korea is planning to test more rockets of its own and possibly conduct a...
December 30, 2012
Ikaros, a Japanese probe launched in 2010, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the first interplanetary solar sail spacecraft.
December 27, 2012
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) showed reporters on Dec. 26 the body of its new asteroid-exploring space probe, Hayabusa 2, which is scheduled to be launched as...
December 01, 2012
Japan's space agency says it is investigating a possible leak of data about its Epsilon rocket due to a computer virus.
November 19, 2012
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has developed a drone that can fly to a disaster zone, take photos to assess damage and survivor numbers and then return to base.
September 28, 2012
Japan's space agency is offering to use a high-resolution imaging satellite to monitor shipping near disputed islands, in the agency's first-ever maritime surveillance mission.
September 27, 2012
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) under which the company will begin launch services using...
September 21, 2012
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean covered only 3.49 million square kilometers as of Sept. 16, the smallest area on record, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Sept. 20.
August 21, 2012
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is expected to shrink to a record level this summer, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Aug. 20.
July 18, 2012
QAANAAQ, Greenland--Greenland's ice sheets are melting extensively, even in some inland areas, according to an image generated from data obtained by a Japanese...
June 17, 2012
Japan’s H-2A rocket that blasted off on May 18 sent a Japanese satellite, Shizuku, and a South Korean satellite, Arirang-3, into orbit. But it also left behind space junk,...
May 18, 2012
For the first time, a Japanese rocket has carried a foreign satellite into space.
March 30, 2012
Japan's space agency says it has developed a camera that can measure radiation levels and determine their distribution patterns.
January 28, 2012
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has been banned from bidding on contracts awarded by three government agencies following allegations of overbilling.
January 27, 2012
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will conduct experiments in the Kibo laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS) based on suggestions from other Asian...
January 11, 2012
Preparing to launch an eye high in the sky to help monitor climate changes, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unveiled its Shizuku satellite on Jan. 10 at the...
August 26, 2011
The first dust samples ever retrieved from an asteroid have turned up some surprising results.
March 18, 2011
Satellite images showed that coastal areas of Fukushima Prefecture were drastically transformed as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
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