Japan To Take Part In Lunar Space Station Project

Japan to take part in lunar space station project

Japan says it will participate in a US-led project to put a space station into orbit around the moon.

The government made the decision on Friday at a meeting of the Strategic Headquarters for National Space Policy, attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and cabinet ministers.

Ministry To Seek Space-station Project Funds

Ministry to seek space-station project funds

Japan's science ministry plans to request budget funding in the next fiscal year to join a US-led space station project.

The project calls for a space station called Gateway to be put into orbit around the moon. The planned completion date is 2026.

'project Electrom' Is A Honda Grom With A 50hp Electric Motor

'Project Electrom' is a Honda Grom with a 50HP electric motor

With the onset of the electric vehicle revolution, aftermarket conversions that replace internal combustion engines have skyrocketed in popularity. The ambitious projects aren't limited to old rides either. Some wild individuals are converting brand-new vehicles into torquey green funmobiles. The latest example is a 2019 Honda Grom with a 50-horsepower electric motor from an Alta Motors motorcycle.  Highlighted on Asphalt & Rubber, the men behind this project met each other on an Alta forum. The founder of ElectroBraap, a motorcycle-focused enthusiast brand, was looking to electrify the Grom minibike, and he called upon Mark Christman, a retired aerospace engineer, avid motorcyclist, and owner of custom design and fabrication company MSC Performance, who had all the tools and craftsmanship to make Project Electrom a reality. ElectroBraap stripped the bike down to its frame and drove to L.A. to meet Christman, who helped lay out exactly what needed to happen. The video explains the full extent of the changes made to the Grom equipment, but some of the major alterations include a new bulkhead design, a chopped gas tank-turned-electronics-housing, custom brackets, and plenty of custom spacers. The chassis and body were not modified at all. The powertrain was sourced from an Alta Motors Redshift MXR dirt bike (R.I.P., Alta). It has a 350-volt battery that powers an electric motor that makes roughly 50 horsepower and 42 lb-ft of torque in stock form. That can be bumped up to 60 horsepower when properly finessed. Considering the Grom comes standard with a 9.7 hp, 125cc engine, that is an absolutely absurd amount of power for such a tiny bike.  Watch the video above to see how everything comes together.           View this post on Instagram                  

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Analysts Project Slowing Gdp Growth In Japan

Analysts project slowing GDP growth in Japan

Private-sector analysts believe Japan's economic growth stalled in the April to June quarter. They say exports were hit by the US-China trade dispute. The official GDP figures will be out on Friday.

Projections released by 12 research institutes show that nine expect Japan's economy to have grown, while three predict contraction.

Diet To Debate Alleged Favoritism For Road Project

Diet to debate alleged favoritism for road project

A Japanese Diet panel is set to discuss Tuesday a controversy involving a road project that's been linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his deputy.

The long-stalled project to build a cross-strait road linking the prefectures of Fukuoka and Yamaguchi in southwestern Japan came under the spotlight, when a state minister of transport hinted recently that he gave favorable consideration to the plan.

Transport Minister Sorry For Road Project Scandal

Transport minister sorry for road project scandal

Japan's Cabinet minister in charge of infrastructure has apologized after a junior minister in his department resigned over remarks he made about a road project.

The minister for land, infrastructure, transport and tourism Keiichi Ishii told a Lower House committee on Tuesday that comments that raise doubts about the fairness of administrative affairs must be strictly avoided.

Okinawa Files Lawsuit Over Landfill Project

Okinawa files lawsuit over landfill project

Okinawa Prefecture in southwestern Japan has filed a lawsuit to demand the cancellation of a decision by the land minister over a landfill project related to the relocation of a US base.

The ongoing landfill work is part of a plan to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less-populated Henoko district of Nago City.

Okinawa To File Lawsuit Over Landfill Project

Okinawa to file lawsuit over landfill project

Okinawa Prefecture in southwestern Japan has decided to file a lawsuit to demand the cancellation of a decision by the land minister over a landfill project related to the relocation of a US base.

The ongoing landfill work is part of a plan to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less-populated Henoko district of Nago City.

Miyazaki Yuka To Graduate From Juice=juice & Hello! Project

Miyazaki Yuka to graduate from Juice=Juice & Hello! Project

Juice=Juice member Miyazaki Yuka will be graduating from the group as well as Hello! Project after their live tour in spring.

Miyazaki won the Encouragement Award in the '2nd FOREST AWARD NEW FACE' back in 2012. She was then chosen as a member of Juice=Juice in February of 2013 and has been the group's leader since. She revealed, "About a year ago, I started thinking about my life on a larger scale. Then, I felt that I am shining right now because I am in Juice=Juice, but I wanted to find something that will allow me to shine as one person."

Japan Science Council Opposes Hosting Ilc Project

Japan science council opposes hosting ILC project

An organization representing scientists in Japan says it does not support the idea of seeking a project to construct a giant particle accelerator in the country.

The Science Council of Japan expressed its stance on the proposal to build the International Linear Collider, or ILC, to the science ministry on Wednesday.

Sayashi Riho Graduates From Hello! Project

Sayashi Riho graduates from Hello! Project

It's been announced that Sayashi Riho's contract with Upfront Promotion has ended last month and has graduated from Hello! Project. 

Sayashi made the announcement on Upfront Promotion's official website. On her graduation, she commented, "I wanted to put an end to it in order to move toward my new goals." She continued, "I still want to sing, dance, and act! Please continue to watch over me and my dreams."