Japan's First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Farm

Japan marked progress toward its green energy transition with the start of a new offshore wind farm at Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture.

A Spacecraft That Could Grab Dead Satellites With Magnets

The company, called Astroscale, has designed a spacecraft with a magnetic plate that can attach to dead satellites. That enables it to pull the satellites into a freefall.

Hayabusa-2: Capsule with asteroid samples in 'perfect' shape

The container with material from a space rock called Ryugu parachuted down near Woomera in South Australia on Saturday evening. The samples were originally collected by the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2.

Japan aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050

Japanese Prime Minister promised that the government will be aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero over the next 30 years. He said that it is possible to achieve carbon-neutrality without jeopardizing the economy.

Japan supercomputer is world's fastest

Fugaku was jointly developed by Riken and the firm Fujitsu and has a speed of roughly 415.53 petaflops—2.8 times faster than the second-ranked US Summit supercomputer's 148.6 petaflops.

New whale species discovered along the coast of Hokkaido

A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed.

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.