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Japan asteroid probe enters 'target orbit' in space quest

Tokyo (AFP) - A Japanese space probe successfully entered "target orbit" and is on its way to rendezvousing with a far away asteroid, in a quest to study the origin of the solar system, authorities said Monday

Japan space scientists hunting for new asteroid name

TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese space scientists are on the hunt for a new name for an asteroid that may contain the secret of life, with a public competition beginning Wednesday.

PM: Invest in infrastructure

SENDAI: Asian countries need to invest in infrastructure using funds from whatever source they can secure, said the Prime Minister.

Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

TOKYO (AFP) - Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

Japan readies asteroid probe for lift off

TOKYO: Japan will send a space probe this weekend on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft’s historic landing on a comet captivated the world’s attention.

Japan unveils asteroid hunting space probe

TOKYO: Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.

Japan successfully tests asteroid space cannon

TOKYO: Japanese scientists readying to blast a crater in an asteroid to find out what it is made of they have successfully tested their new space cannon.

Treat for Japanese movie buffs

MOVIE buffs are in for a treat this weekend, as the Japanese Film Festival 2012 has returned to Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) Gurney Plaza with critically-acclaimed flicks from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Envoy hopes Japanese Film Festival will promote mutual understanding

THE Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) celebrated the launch of the annual Japanese Film Festival on Tuesday with a preview screening of suspense comedy movie i>Key of Life/iin GSC Pavilion KL.

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Compiled by Tan Shiow Chin