Asteroid Ryugu, photographed on June 26 by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, was the Japanese mission's destination. The craft will travel alongside the asteroid for 18 months.
JAXA, University of Tokyo and collaborators
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks during the Governor's Seminar on the second day of the 51st Asian Development Bank Friday, on Friday in suburban Mandaluyong city, northeast of Manila, Philippines.
The Coke logo is seen on the door of the Coca-Cola Ebina plant in the Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, in 2016. Coca-Cola is planning to launch its first alcoholic drink, in Japan.
Nao Kodaira of Japan hugs Sang-Hwa Lee of Korea after Kodaira beat Lee in the 500m speed skating finals. The two have finished within fractions of a second of each other for years and are constantly compared to one another.
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