We try a can of Space Mackerel, designed for eating on the ISS by high school students

In space, no one can hear you slurp.

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Gundam manhole covers coming to Sagamihara City, along with other space-themed street art

What, you were expecting more Pokémon?

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Space Onigiri: Do these long-lasting Japanese rice balls taste any good on planet Earth?

We put the JAXA-endorsed product to the test.

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Japan’s JAXA wants to build a fuel processing plant on the surface of the moon

Project would lead to easier exploration of lunar surface.

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Cup Noodle’s Nissin develops space ramen, space curry rice for astronauts to eat among the stars

UFO yakisoba noodles also to be sent to International Space Station.

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Convenience store fried chicken gets approved as food for Japanese space program

Ground control to Major Tom… Take your Karaage-kun and put your helmet oooonnnnn…

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Trump’s announcement of America-Japan joint space exploration hypes up Japanese netizens

Five years from now, astronauts from Japan are going to have a rare opportunity to walk on the moon.

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Japan to release Gundam and Char’s Zaku into space to orbit Earth, ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Launch will celebrate the anime’s anniversary and look forward to the 2020 Olympics!

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Japanese space agency announces manned lunar craft, plans to start production in 2020

Starry-eyed space buffs rejoice! Japan is shooting for the moon (or at the very least will start preparations in two years).

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JAXA paying people 380,000 yen to drop out of life for two weeks

Anyone under 55 and with nothing much to do is eligible for some fairly easy money.

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Space agency in Japan has a surprising hidden girl in its visitor maps

Once you see her you’ll never unsee her… which sucks if you need to find your way around the Tsukuba Space Center.

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Japanese Kaki No Tane snacks declared “space food” by JAXA

These delectable little snacks will boldly go where no persimmon-seed-shaped cracker has gone before.

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Will whiskey aged in space taste smoother? Suntory is set to experiment this month

Japanese brewing and distilling company Suntory Holdings Limited recently announced their plans to send samples of whiskey to the International Space Station in order to investigate the effects of zero gravity on the aging process.

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We bought a piece of a real, launched rocket for only 500 yen, and you can too! 【Pics】

Do you have any aspiring astronauts, astronomers, aeronauts, or cosmologists in the house? If so, you’ve just stumbled upon the perfect birthday gift for said person.

For only 500 yen (US$4.05), you can now purchase legitimate fragments of a Japan-launched rocket being sold under the moniker uchuu gacha (“space capsules”). In fact, it’s such a good deal that we just had to buy one for ourselves!

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Feeling sweaty? Grab yourself a cooling underwear vest, designed using space suit technology!

Have you ever wanted to dress like an astronaut? Well, you’d better get your moon walk on, cause now you can–in terms of your undergarments, at least.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced a new line of cooling underwear vests designed using cutting-edge technology applicable to space research. A limited supply of the product, known by the slightly awkward yet wonderfully Japanese moniker “cooling by the space technology,” went on sale to the general public on May 30. While each vest will set you back 60,000 yen (US$590), isn’t knowing that you’re wearing the same thing as an astronaut enough to justify the price? More details after the jump.

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NASA and JAXA team up to deliver amazing new satellite, promotional video

Space is awesome. There’s no one who can disagree with that. It’s a simple fact of reality! Spaceflight, satellites, astronauts and all that jazz are just some of the coolest stuff on the planet…uhh…in the universe!

Helping to make all that coolness a reality are the amazing government agencies NASA (from United States) and JAXA (from Japan), who are devoted to the exploration of the great dark void that surrounds our planet. They’re also great partners, often working together to bring missions to fruition, like the GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission, for which JAXA developed something called the DPR (Dual-frequency Percipitation Radar).

And while their program is awesome, there’s actually something even more sweet to come out of this partnership: A gorgeous anime promotional video!

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NASA and JAXA Holding Manga Character Contest, Design a Mascot for their Mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are joining forces on the Global Precipitation Measurement Project (GPM Project).

Now that all the abbreviations are out of the way, the two space agencies are holding a manga character contest to find some 2-D spokespeople (or spokesthings) to represent this project in promotional and educational materials.

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JAXA Invents Camera That Measures Radiation

On March 29th, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency announced that they have developed a prototype camera which detects gamma-ray emitting radioactive material such as cesium and shows the exposure distribution over an image. They hope that it can be used to make clean-up of contaminated areas around Fukushima Daiichi more efficient by locating places where radioactive matter has accumulated.
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