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Asahi on Possible Leak of Military, Nuclear Info at MHI

Asahi on Possible Leak of Military, Nuclear Info at MHI

The Asahi leads with a scoop suggesting that the recent cyber-attack on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries leaked nuclear and military information to the wider world. Full story within.

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Wanted: New Small Satellite Launch Vehicles for Japan

Wanted: New Small Satellite Launch Vehicles for Japan

Japanese research into small satellites using aircraft as launch platforms is moving forward.

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Looking Closer at Japanese Satellite Networks During Disaster Response

Looking Closer at Japanese Satellite Networks During Disaster Response

[Courtesy of Peter J. Brown, originally published at Japanese in Space.] Earlier this week, I wrote about a report issued by the Government of Japan’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (NERHQ). I mentioned that it raised questions about the overall performance, reliability and robustness of Japan’s satellite networks including the “Local Authorities Satellite Communications Network” or LASCOM. Kazuto Suzuki, Professor...

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Guest Post: Japanese options in space multiply

Guest Post: Japanese options in space multiply

The Japanese space sector as a whole is coming to an important crossroads with production capacity on the increase while it strives to fill a huge gaping hole in its radar satellite coverage. Can it keep up with the competition?

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Former JDA Chief: Japan must come to terms with its Self-Defence Force

Former JDA Chief: Japan must come to terms with its Self-Defence Force

On Saturday, May 7th, Asahi Shimbun published the views of three experts on the SDF’s role in providing assistance and relief to Tohoku (p. 13). The opinions did not make it onto Asahi‘s website, so it is up to JSW to step in with a rough translation. Here is the second pundit’s view: We must...

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Japan's Earthquake Revealed Key Satellite Gaps

Japan’s Earthquake Revealed Key Satellite Gaps

[The following guest post is courtesy of Peter J. Brown.] When Japan’s earthquake struck, Japan’s wired and wireless communications were quickly knocked out as the telecommunications infrastructure in the impacted zone collapsed. While much has been said about the importance of wireless social networking in such dire circumstances, the reality is that Japan’s emergency communications...

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