"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Comment by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the Successful Launch of the H-IIA F39 Rocket

[Date] June 12, 2018
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

Today, the H-IIA F39 rocket was launched from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center, with the intelligence-gathering satellite it carried, IGS Radar 6, entering its designated orbit.

The government will make the greatest possible use of IGS Radar 6 and other intelligence-gathering satellites and continue to take all possible measures to ensure Japan's security and enhance its crisis management.

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

June 12, 201