Summary of what Japan has done and development of Japan's space policies.

Let us go back a decade, to 2008. The Summer Olympic Games were held in Beijing, the iPhone 3G had been introduced by Apple, and it was also the International Year of Planet Earth (anyone remember this?), declared by the United Nations.

In Japan, the year 2008 turned out to be a special turning point for the space community; Basic Space Law, which has since served to be the foundation of all Japanese space activities, was enacted by the Diet (Japanese Parliament) on May 21st.