AstraZeneca Will Pay Up to $6.9 Billion for Rights to Japanese Drugmaker’s Cancer Drug

AstraZeneca is aiming to expand its presence in the oncology industry with a new drug rights acquisition. The pharmaceutical company said on Thursday that it’s agreed to pay up to $6.9 billion for a cancer drug developed by Japanese drugmaker Daiichi-Sankyo. The sum includes an upfront payment of $1.4 billion and the possibility of paying […]

Japan Announces Plans to Send Toyota to the Moon

Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is looking to take Toyota to the moon. Instead of a family sedan, the car manufacturer is making a pressurized self-driving rover to cruise the lunar surface. The vehicle, which is expected to make its debut in 2029, is expected to have six wheels and be capable of transporting two […]

Hajimemashite! How Japan Is Rethinking Tourism

The Japanese tradition of bathing in onsens, or natural hot springs, dates back to the sixth century, but not everyone’s able to jump right in. After interviewing dozens of international tourists, Hoshino Resorts, one of Japan’s leading hospitality companies, discovered a general wariness around the steaming-hot public pools that occupants are expected to enter naked. […]

Japan’s Probe Spacecraft Is Preparing to Touch Down on an Asteroid

All eyes will be on space on Friday when Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) tries to land a spacecraft on a far-flung asteroid. The spacecraft, called the Hayabusa2, is entering its final descent towards the Ryugu asteroid and will attempt to land on it on Friday, according to the Associated Press. If successful, the spacecraft […]