Chapter4. International Cooperation
In space development we will be expected:
|to develop our indigenous technology,
||to contribute to technological improvements
||to utilize the results of space activities
for the promotion of space development internationally, and
||to take the initiative in promoting international
When we engage in such cooperation, we must ensure mutual benefits and reciprocity
by taking full account of our national condition as well as that of cooperating
partners . It is also essential to clearly define the purposes and objectives
of the cooperation, and to conduct it in a well-organized manner. To those
ends , we will implement the following measures:
|| International cooperation in the field
of information exchange, personnel exchange, and collaborating projects
will be facilitated. We will introduce the necessary institutional
arrangements for cooperation.
||Efforts will be made to set up forums for
discussion and consultation over a cooperative project at an early
stage. The forums will be attended by participating countries to form
a common understanding of the project.
||There are many items suitable for international
cooperation in the fields of Earth observation, Earth science, the
use of space and space science. They are, for example, joint observation
systems, installation of observing devices on partner's satellites
or space probes, sharing experimental apparatus, joint study and sharing
of observation data, and formulation of an information network. These
activities will be steadily promoted.
||To implement space activities on a world-wide
scale, we should develop and manage a large-scale space infrastructure
through different forms of international cooperation. We will, therefore,
facilitate such cooperation by selecting the most suitable cooperative
approaches to establish individual elements of space infrastructure.
||Keeping in mind requests from the Asia-Pacific
region in the fields of Earth observation, communication, broadcasting,
and space environment utilization, we, as a part ot the region, will
expand our cooperative activities through various means, such as the
provision of research and verification opportunities in space, joint
projects, cooperative research, personnel exchange, and technology
||We will actively participate in and support
international activities conducted by the U.N., Intelsat, Inmarsat,
and other international organizations.