The Japanese attractions of plastic artist Ymane Chabi-Gara

Ymane Chabi-Gara in her studio in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine), December 22, 2021. BAUDOUIN FOR “THE WORLD” For a few more months, Ymane Chabi-Gara has for workshop a small room in a building destined for destruction as part of a real estate transaction, at the end of a visibly disused alley, in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de -Seine). As the … Read more

Japanese firm attempting to brew beer in outer space

Packs of beer are displayed in a Tokyo supermarket on November 7. AFP A Nagoya-based precision machinery maker is working on technology for brewing out-of-this-world beer. Eyeing a future when people will stay in outer space for longer periods than now, the company said it aims to make it possible to produce fermented foods on … Read more

Japanese firm attempting to brew beer in outer space

Packs of beer are displayed in a Tokyo supermarket on November 7. AFP A Nagoya-based precision machinery maker is working on technology for brewing out-of-this-world beer. Eyeing a future when people will stay in outer space for longer periods than now, the company said it aims to make it possible to produce fermented foods on … Read more

The evocative power of contemporary Japanese architecture

Muku Kindergarten, in Shizuoka (Japan), 2018, by Tezuka Architects. KIDA KATSUHISA / FOTOTECA We could have done less confusing as an introduction to an exhibition devoted to contemporary Japanese architecture than a presentation on the history of the Asile Flotant, the barge that Le Corbusier had rehabilitated in 1929 at the request of the Army. … Read more

Japanese space tourists safely return to Earth

Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, right, space flight participants Yusaku Maezawa, center, and Yozo Hirano attend a news conference ahead of the expedition to the International Space Station at the Gagarin Cosmonauts’ Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, Oct. 14, 2021. During an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, Maezawa … Read more

Japanese Billionaire Space Tourist Yusaku Maezawa Returns To Earth After 12 Days

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his assistant Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin did the trip. Almaty, Kazakhstan: A Japanese billionaire returned to Earth Monday, Russia’s space agency said, after 12 days spent on the International Space Station where he made videos about performing mundane tasks in space including brushing teeth and going to the bathroom. Online … Read more

Japanese billionaire Yussaku Maezawa Shares His Moments on the International Space Station

Japanese billionaire tourist Yussaku Maezawa released a series of videos showing how he adapted to microgravity during his 12-day stay at the International Space Station. We can say that he had a lot of fun, but will it be fun around him? So it’s today, the 19th of December that he returns from the ISS, … Read more

Watch live Sunday night: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, two crewmates return to Earth

A Japanese billionaire and two colleagues will return to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday (Dec. 19), and you can watch the whole thing live. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Yusaku Maezawa, along with spaceflight participant (and video producer) Yozo Hirano and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, is scheduled to touch down on the … Read more

Japanese Billionaire Describes the Challenges of Space Travel

Space flight participant Yusaku Maezawa attends a news conference ahead of the expedition to the International Space Station at the Gagarin Cosmonauts’ Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 14, 2021. During an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, Maezawa said he experienced motion sickness after arriving at … Read more

A manned Soyuz flew two Japanese space tourists to the ISS

The Soyuz-2.1a rocket, which carried the MS-20 mission capsule into orbit, took off at 8.38 Polish time. The mooring at the ISS was completed successfully before 15.00. The mission, which started on Wednesday, included two private participants – fashion magnate Yusaku Maezawa and accompanying media producer Yozo Hirano. Both were financed by Maezawa from his … Read more