Japanese Space Policy Process Called Opaque, Unaccountable

Space policy made in dark
Daily Yomiuri

It has been six months since the Basic Law on Space came into force. The law was lauded as a major improvement in Japan’s space development policy, but the decision-making process involved has become opaque.

The government should enhance accountability in setting priorities for the nation’s space technology development projects.


Transparency is Key in U.S., China Relationship in Space

Beijing wants it both ways in space
By Peter J Brown
Asia Times

China has kept the world almost completely in the dark about many of its space activities for far too long. Two years after China conducted its anti-satellite (ASAT) test, fragments of the target, an old Chinese weather satellite, are still out there drifting in space. What is also out there is a lot of lingering doubt and uncertainty about China’s intentions in space.


Indian University to Establish Air & Space Law Center

RML university to set up air & space law centre
The Times of India

The Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) would soon start courses on air and space law, which would cater to those
aspiring to become legal experts in various airlines and research organisations like Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).