"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 KISHIDA Fumio on the Successful Launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 46 (H-IIA F46)

[Date] January 26, 2023
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

Earlier today, the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 46 (H-IIA F46) rocket was launched from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center, with the intelligence-gathering satellite it carried, IGS-Radar 7, entering its designated orbit.

The Government will make the greatest possible use of IGS-Radar 7 and other intelligence-gathering satellites and continue to take all possible measures to ensure Japan's security and crisis management.