In 2008, Mr. Doi, a Japanese astronaut aboard the International Space Station, took out a paper boomerang and threw it only to have it return to him. Many doubted that boomerangs would perform in this fashion in outer space. A Japanese astronaut proved them wrong.
So begins this blog. This will be an attempt to better explain what the Japanese are doing in space and why. The author does not speak Japanese, so only information in English will appear here.
There is a lot happening in Japan in terms of space-related activity in general. Japan needs help in getting the word out. Over the coming weeks, my plan is to shed more light on the Japanese space sector, and to reach out to younger researchers as well in order to demonstrate the full range and scope of what is underway.
Everything has to begin somewhere.