Sky's the Limit!
Japanese Engineering Takes Off
Sky's the Limit! - Japanese Engineering Takes Off ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Japan has many superior technologies that keep daily life safe and contribute to lower carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Japan is also now introducing a wide range of innovative technologies with unique applications.
|Return to Sender ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(331KB)|
Launched in 2003, the Hayabusa space probe finally returned to Earth this summer having completed its mission to the asteroid Itokawa.
|A Voyage of Technological Discovery ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(209KB)|
J Some remarkable technological achievements including the first microwave ion engines lie behind the accomplishment of the Hayabusa mission.
|Toward Intelligent Electricity ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(144KB)|
Through demonstration experiments working alongside private companies, Japan and the United States are bringing forward the realization of the smart grid for efficient energy use.
|Batteries Included ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(141KB)|
Lithium ion batteries and fuel cells are now showing their potential, taking a central role in next- generation energy technologies.
|Maglev Raising Standards ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(424KB)|
Japan's Superconducting Maglev is ready to roll in Yamanashi Prefecture.
|Top-Flight Engineering ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(189KB)|
Japanese manufacturers are playing an increasingly prominent role in the airline industry. We take a look at Toray's CFRP for airplane construction and at Mitsubishi's fuel-efficient jet.
|Switching On to ISDB-T Digital ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(127KB)|
What are the advantages of Japan's ISDB-T standard for digital terrestrial broadcasting? Dr. Toru Kuroda from the Science & Technology Research Laboratories of NHK explains.
|Manufacturing Strengths ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(114KB)|
Dr. Hiroshi Komiyama, chairman of Mitsubishi Research Institute, explains how Japan's monodzukuri manufacturing culture can help tackle a variety of problems and create a new model "Platinum Society."
Japan's New Growth Strategy ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Minister of State for National Policy Satoshi Arai explains the background to and key points of Japan's New Growth Strategy, which was announced in June.
Toward Higher Quality Growth for APEC ( HTML : English / Japanese )
A review of proceedings at the APEC Growth Strategy High-Level Policy Round Table in Beppu, Oita Prefecture.
DDS: A Giant Leap for Mankind ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Professor Kazunori Kataoka is on the brink of a major breakthrough with the pinpoint drug delivery treatment of cancer.
Springs Eternal ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Mikuro Spring in the lakeside Suwa region of Central Japan has accrued a 50% share in the world market for ballpoint pen springs.
Travel for Art's Sake ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Installations in the everyday landscape are drawing thousands of visitors to the Aichi Triennale and Setouchi International Art Festival.
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