The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency cargo ship Kounotori 2 resupplies the International Space Station in 2011. Photo: AP The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency cargo ship Kounotori 2 resupplies the International Space Station in 2011. Photo: AP
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency cargo ship Kounotori 2 resupplies the International Space Station in 2011. Photo: AP

Amid rivalry with China, Japan is aiming for the moon – and beyond

  • Tokyo plans to double its current US$11 billion space programme by the next decade, driven by defence considerations and the quest for resources
  • One component of the policy is collaboration with Nasa’s Artemis programme, which looks to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024

Topic |   Japan
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency cargo ship Kounotori 2 resupplies the International Space Station in 2011. Photo: AP The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency cargo ship Kounotori 2 resupplies the International Space Station in 2011. Photo: AP
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency cargo ship Kounotori 2 resupplies the International Space Station in 2011. Photo: AP
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