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16 Jan. JAXA failed to launch a small size rocket, causes to be investigated
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on the 15th that it had failed launching of the small rocket which is the world’s smallest of the class created upon improvement of the rocket for atmospheric observation. JAXA said that it had canceled the ignition of the second rocket planned 180 seconds later of the launch, because JAXA couldn’t receive the data from the rocket after the launch from the Uchinoura outer space observatory locates in Kimotsuki-cho, Kagoshima-ken. The cause of the failure is not known at present and the agency will investigate it in detail.
Comments: Failure is always a means of leaning.
17 Jan. Slight increase of rate of women general managers to be 4.1% of government officials
The Cabinet Office announced the ratio of woman administrator of public and private sectors. Regarding the national government officials, 23.9% of the section manager of the Ministries, 9.4% of the assistant manager of the Ministries and general manager of local organizations, 4.1% of department managers of the Ministries and 3.5% of those higher than deliberation official grade were women. <these figures were lower by 1.5-6.1 points compared to the aimed figure of 2020.
Comments: Japan is still behind of the world in utilizing resources of women workforce.
18 Jan. Relaying on robots for the care of the aged?, due to a serious labour shortage in the aged persons’ home
What kind of town is good if I spend the old age? The nature is rich, and convenient for shopping and above all a good medical and care services must be available — It was Kitakyushu-shi that shined in the first place in “the ranking of local cities where people wanted to live after 50 years old”, according to a magazine for the senior published in summer last year.
Comments: Care requires emotional energy. Could robot replace human beings for that?
19 Jan. Supporting IT talented people, a foundation of Masayoshi Son started recruiting
“The Masayoshi Son endowment foundation” which President Masayoshi Son of the SOFTBANK group established by his own fund started recruitment of people whom the foundtati9on will support as the leaders of the next generation. Those eligible must be under 25 years old, may in studying or returning benefits as a corporate manager. The foundation would support max. 100 people for their research, and study abroad and interchanging of each other.
Comments: Supporting one hundred people? wWhat a big idea it is!
20 Jan. Kirin to withdraw from Brazil, planning to sell its local subsidiary
A Japanese beer major Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. examining the sale of the Brazilian subsidiary. An anticipated buyer is a Netherlands’ beer major Heineken. Kirin acquired a local major beer company six years ago, but a deficit continues due to intensifying competition in local markets. Kirin is a withdrawing from Brazil.
Comments: Kirin will focus on Asia.
- All the news items are picked up from “Asahi Digital”, and summarized and translated by Europe-Japan Dynamics. The articles are not an official translation by the Asahi Newspaper.