A rocket launch by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Photo: AP A rocket launch by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Photo: AP
A rocket launch by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Photo: AP
Space

China’s space breakthroughs put a rocket under Japan

  • With ‘techno-nationalism’ fuelling a new space race, Japan has passed a new law allowing its companies to collect resources from the moon, asteroids or other celestial bodies
  • Tokyo is driven not only by a desire to compete with China, but by an increasing realisation of the commercial potential of space, experts say

Topic |   Space
A rocket launch by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Photo: AP A rocket launch by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Photo: AP
A rocket launch by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Photo: AP
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