Aug. 19 - Japan's HTV-5 spacecraft, also known as "Kounotori 5," has launched en route to the International Space Station, where U.S. and Japanese astronauts work closely with each other. HTV-5 is set to deliver a cargo of food, hygiene items, internal and external spare parts, and scientific experiments to the ISS and its crew.
Science Educator Bill Nye Performs at Miraikan
Aug. 13 - Bill Nye "The Science Guy" performs an experiment with a Japanese student during his presentation last week at Miraikan Tokyo.
News from the Embassy
Sept. 2 - Secretary Kerry wrote, "Over the past 7 decades, the U.S. has been a proud partner in the Asia-Pacific region's astonishing rise from the devastation of war. ... The expansion of democracy has enabled people to exercise fundamental freedoms and shape their political destinies."
Sept. 2 - Six crew-members of the fourth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission entered their solar-powered dome on Mauna Loa in a NASA project to test human factors in a possible mission to Mars.
Sept. 2 - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the a new National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce flexible hybrid electronics for cutting-edge applications.
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Japan Government Information
- For the latest Japanese government health and safety information (in English), see the newly designed Web portal of the Office of the Prime Minister of Japan.