Japan’s space debris removal startup Astroscale banks $51m in series E round www.techinasia.com

Astroscale Holdings, a Japan-based orbital debris removal company, announced that it has raised US$51 million in a series E funding round led by venture capital firm AStart Co. Ltd., bringing the tot…

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JAL-Volocopter Pact on Air Taxis akihabaranews.com

In February 2020, Japan Airlines Innovation Fund invested in Volocopter, which is aiming to create and bring next-generation electrically powered air taxis and heavy lift cargo drone technology to th…

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Mixed reality headsets enter workplaces in Japan asia.nikkei.com

Mixed reality goggles are being introduced into workplaces in order to give long-distance technical guidance and hold remote conferences amid the coronavirus pandemic, but still face challenges such …

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Japan’s ‘flying car’ gets off ground, with a person aboard www.thenewstribune.com

The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory.

Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, …

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Muji to start selling cricket cracker developed by Tokushima University ryohin-keikaku.jp

Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd, which plans and develops MUJI products, will launch cricket rice crackers in some MUJI stores and online stores in the spring of 2020.

To promote “a pleasant lifestyle” in va…

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Preferred Networks Research Blog Preferred Networks moves from Chainer to PyTorch preferred.jp

December 5, 2019, Tokyo Japan – Preferred Networks, Inc. (PFN, Head Office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Toru Nishikawa) today announced plans to incrementally transition its deep learning framework (…

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JAXA's Hayabusa2 Starts Its Long Journey Home, Returning with Asteroid Samples interestingengineering.com

Japan's space agency, JAXA, stated that their space probe, Hayabusa2, left the Ryugu asteroid on Wednesday.
Hayabusa2 has been observing and gathering samples from the asteroid, and it is projected t…

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A Japanese spacecraft is coming back to Earth with samples from a nearby asteroid cnn.com

(CNN) For a little over a year, a tiny unmanned Japanese spacecraft has been sampling the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, capturing images, blasting a little crater in it, and firing a "bul…

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Japan's Hayabusa2 Starts Trip Home From Asteroid Ryugu www.geek.com

Japan’s Hayabusa2 is saying goodbye to asteroid Ryugu: After a year-and-a-half of analysis, the spacecraft and its asteroid samples are heading back to our planet.
Hayabusa2 departed from the asteroi…

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Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home bbc.com

Image copyright Jaxa/AFP Image caption The Ryugu asteroid is 900m (2,950ft) wideJapan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft has departed from a faraway asteroid and begun its yearlong journey back to Earth.
The sp…

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