Japan’s First Private Rocket Flies to Space

The Japanese company, Interstellar Technologies, has launched their Momo3 rocket from Hokkaido last Saturday May 4th. Momo3 burned its liquid fuel for two minutes and reached a height of 113.4 km.

Japanese Researchers Create Human Egg Cells From Blood

Japanese researchers have successfully created immature human eggs out of stem cells, bringing us a step closer to make babies from skin cells.

Japan lands rovers on asteroid in historic mission

Japanese scientists have praised "the world’s first rover to land on the surface of an asteroid." The Hayabusa2 is expected to land a German-made lander carrying a larger rover in October.

Japanese Startup Wants to Carry Passengers to Space as Early as 2023

The Japanese startup PD Aerospace is developing a reusable space plane that will use a combination of jet engines and a rocket motor to take customers to space by as early as 2023.

Japan Testing Miniature Space Elevator Near the ISS

A Japanese team is testing a small prototype space elevator. The pair of satellites will be released from the ISS and a container acting like an elevator car will be moved on a cable connecting the satellites using a motor.

Tokyo to Build ‘Solar Roads’ Ahead of 2020 Olympics

The roads will generate energy through a series of solar panels that are installed underneath the surface of the streets.

Robot cities: Three urban prototypes

Fourth industrial revolution driven by robots is shaping urban spaces and urban life in response to opportunities and challenges in economic, social, political and healthcare domains.

Japan to replace retired workers with robots

Shimizu, the architectural and contracting company, is ready to trial three different autonomous construction robots.The robots will be used to fill the gap of the generation of Japanese workers entering retirement.

Plastic eating microbes may be a solution to the problem of plastic waste

The bacteria i. sakaiensis has proven to be more efficient than a fungus that is contributing to the natural biodegradation of PET.

Japan Will Deploy the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Dedicated to Fusion Science

The Cray XC50 supercomputer's mission is to advance nuclear fusion research and development.

Car manufacturer to debut its self-driving taxis in Japan

Nissan will begin testing its Easy Ride self-driving taxi service in Yokohama, Japan in early March in hopes of launching the full service by the start of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Japanese company announces plans for the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

The overall goal of the high-rise, dubbed W350, is to help realize an environmentally conscious city of wooden buildings that would transform Tokyo into a “forest.”

Japanese researchers develop ultrathin, highly elastic skin display

Device displays electrocardiogram recorded by skin sensor, holds promise for home healthcare applications.

Meet Erica, Japan's Next Robot News Anchor

Erica, a lifelike android designed to look like a 23-year-old woman, may soon become a TV news anchor in Japan.

Japan’s and the world’s future with robots

It may not be long before humans coexist with robots. So let’s take it positively and move forward.