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Benefiting Humankind through Space Development
|Benefiting Humankind through Space Development||PDF(582KB)|
Under a new space policy, Japan will give greater attention to approaches to space utilization that lead to improvements in people's lives and contribute to the international community.
|Rocketing to the Future||PDF(525KB)|
The development of the state-of-the-art H-IIB rocket as a joint public-private undertaking will enhance the competitiveness of Japan's space industry.
|Japan's Hope in Space||PDF(563KB)|
Kibo is a Japanese module within the International Space Station that will host many experiments in the microgravity environment of outer space.
|Providing Leadership through Space Diplomacy||PDF(776KB)|
Japan's first astronaut says that involvement in multinational space missions offers the country an opportunity to strengthen its international contributions.
|Science Museum Brings Visitors Closer to the Stars||PDF(706KB)|
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation employs "science communicators" to familiarize members of the public with leading-edge technology.
|Japan's Observation Satellites||PDF(887KB)|
Earth observation satellites can help the international community deal more effectively with climate change and natural disasters.
|Applications of Space Medicine in Everyday Life||PDF(818KB)|
Space medicine is an emerging field that can provide valuable clues to the treatment of ailments on Earth, insists Asia's first female astronaut.
|Basic Plan for Space Policy||PDF(751KB)|
Masakazu Toyoda, Keiji Tachikawa
The government has formulated a new strategy that outlines plans for more practical uses of the outer space environment.
Many technologies developed for the space program are finding greater applications in nonspace contexts, including consumer products.
Akihiko Takashima, Yoshiaki Kiso
A number of researchers in Japan are at the forefront of the global efforts to find ways of treating dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Keeping Sushi on the Table
Tuna farming has hitherto remained an elusive goal, but new efforts are being made to preserve an essential item of the Japanese diet and meet rising global demand.
Getting a B-Class Boost
Low-priced, popular dishes with a local twist are emerging as new tourist attractions, helping to promote the revitalization of Japan's outlying regions.
|INGREDIENTS OF JAPAN
Recipes for Regional Recovery
The 2009 B1 Grand Prix in Akita Prefecture was a celebration of "B-class gourmet" from districts throughout the country.
|MONOZUKURI & SMEs
Pushing Medical Frontiers
Kono Seisakusho and Mitaka Kohki have achieved major technological breakthroughs to enable the treatment of previously untreatable ailments.
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