From Tsukuba to the Future and to the World

Tsukuba is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, northern part of Tokyo. It is known as the location of the Tsukuba Science City,
a planned science park developed in the 1960s by the Japanese government. Tsukuba Science City represents one of the world’s largest coordinated attempts to accelerate the rate of and improve the quality of scientific discovery. It is also well known that Tsukuba is a garden city surrounded by nature, with many locations known for their beautiful cherry trees, including Mt. Tsukuba. Visitors climb or hike up Mt. Tsukuba to enjoy the panoramic view. Thus making Tsukuba a leader in both science and education in Japan.

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Mount Tsukuba: Take A Day Trip From Tokyo To See Unforgettable Vistas!
Today we introduce Mount Tsukuba, ranked alongside Mount Fuji as one of Japan's great mountains. We recommend Mount Tsukuba's summit for those who'd like to enjoy Japan's rural nature and scenery, and for those interested in shrines and temples.

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was formed in 2003 by the integration of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the Institute of Aerospace Technology (NAL), and the National Space Development Agency (NASDA).

It is positioned as a core executing agency that uses the technology to support the space development and utilization of the entire government, and conducts everything from basic research to development and utilization in the field.

In 2013, a milestone of its 10th anniversary, JAXA set its corporate philosophy to “Use the universe and the sky to realize a safe and prosperous society” and set the corporate slogan “Explore to Realize”.

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