The Japanese space agency said on Sunday that the capsule from its Hayabusa-2 space probe successfully landed in Australia. The capsule contains samples from the Ryugu asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.
Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino has shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry with two other researchers for their work on the development of lithium ion batteries, which are widely used in mobile phones, electric vehicles, and many other devices in modern society.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on Tuesday showed a capsule that was successfully released from an unmanned cargo spacecraft and landed in the Pacific Ocean earlier this month. JAXA collected experiment samples from the capsule for analysis.
日本人教授の本庶佑氏がノーベル生理学・医学賞を受賞【Japanese professor Tasuku Honjo wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine】
Tasuku Honjo, a 76-year-old professor at Kyoto University, was awarded on Monday the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with U.S. immunologist James Allison for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido last Thursday triggered a massive blackout across the region. Power was restored to nearly all customers within two days, but the trade minister called on the island’s businesses and residents to save energy.