SCI-TECH – 4

Oct 06
Japan is on of the most technologically advanced countries. In fact, it exports technology to different parts of the world. The country had disappeared from economic forums when the stock market crashed in early 1990s, however now even market leaders agree that Japan is far ahead in the race when it comes to tech. (newsonjapan.com)

Sep 24
A Japanese cargo spacecraft, the Kounotori 7, is on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. (NHK)

Sep 24
Japan’s space agency JAXA says 2 rovers released from its Hayabusa2 probe have landed on the asteroid Ryugu.
(NHK)

Sep 22
A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. (Japan Today)

Sep 22
Japan’s government has approved an application for a clinical test of treatment for an intractable blood disease using iPS cells, which can grow into any type of body tissue.
(NHK)

Sep 19
US spaceflight venture SpaceX says Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will become the first private passenger to fly around the Moon on its next-generation rocket. (NHK)

Sep 15
The International Whaling Commission has voted down a proposal by Japan to resume commercial whaling of some species. (NHK)

Sep 10
Officials in central Japan’s Gifu Prefecture have begun culling hogs after confirming the country’s first outbreak of swine fever in 26 years.
(NHK)

Sep 10
Media personnel have been allowed to visit an underground astrophysics observatory for the first time in 12 years.
(NHK)

Sep 07
Japanese seismological authorities are urging people in the quake-hit prefecture of Hokkaido to keep in mind the possibility of more strong jolts striking their areas.
(NHK)