By Kantaro Komiya TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will try again this weekend to launch its new flagship rocket, the H3, in a bid to restore its space program after the booster's failed inaugural flight last year derailed satellite and planetary exploration

By Sam Nussey and Miho Uranaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industry ministry said on Tuesday it would extend subsidies worth as much as 242.9 billion yen ($1.64 billion) for Bain Capital-backed Kioxia and Western Digital to expand memory chip production in

By Kantaro Komiya TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan achieved an unprecedented "pinpoint" moon landing within 100 metres (328 feet) of target, the space agency said on Thursday, after its probe SLIM's touchdown on Saturday made Japan the fifth country to put a

By Kantaro Komiya and Joey Roulette TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday became the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moon, but solar power issues threatened to cut short the nation’s mission to prove a "precision" landing technology and

By Kantaro Komiya TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan aims to become the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts a precision landing on Friday, in what would be a boost for a space programme that has suffered

By Miho Uranaka and Sam Nussey TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new industry minister on Wednesday pledged to continue supporting efforts to revitalise the country's chip manufacturing base, which have included subsidies for Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC and foundry venture Rapidus. "The speed of

By Sam Nussey, Miho Uranaka and Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - Government-backed Japanese chip foundry venture Rapidus is hunting high and low - including among industry veterans and overseas - to find engineers to help it revive a chip industry that

By Sam Nussey and Miho Uranaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese chip materials maker JSR Corp on Monday slashed its operating profit forecast for the current financial year by 62%, citing a weak recovery in demand for semiconductors and a slowdown in

By Satoshi Sugiyama and Chris Gallagher YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Tokyo-based start-up Tsubame Industries has developed a 4.5-metre-tall (14.8-feet), four-wheeled robot that looks like "Mobile Suit Gundam" from the wildly popular Japanese animation series, and it can be yours for $3