Tags : Japan

SpaceX ‘Resilience’ blasts off to space — a historic first to bring in routine era, says NASA

Four astronauts were successfully launched on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring. Three Americans — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker — and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi blasted off […]...Read More

Japan’s bright red ‘post-box-on-wheels’ takes a turn around Tokyo streets

In an age of rising demands for contact-free, human-less services, Japan Post Co. unveiled on Wednesday a self-driving mail delivery robot to address the citizens postal needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Designed with built-in cameras and sensors, the bright red, trolley-sized robot wheeled down Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, dodging people on the sidewalks, utility poles in […]...Read More

Ailing, Abe steps down, Yoshihide Suga enters as new Japan PM

Former chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga became Japan’s new prime minister on Wednesday, and is expected to closely champion Shinzo Abe’s policies during his record-breaking tenure. Suga, 71, won an easy victory in a parliamentary vote, where his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) held a commanding majority. His new cabinet was announced shortly after the […]...Read More