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Alfredo J. Martiz J. (Panama City, Panama) on 19 February 2008 in Architecture.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, is Japan's national aerospace agency. JAXA was formed on October 1, 2003 through the merger of three previously independent organizations. JAXA is responsible for research, development and launch of satellites into orbit, and is fundamentally involved in many missions such as asteroid exploration and a possible human mission to the moon.
In this photo you can see one of the buildings of the Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) in Tsukuba, as far as I remember this is the main buiding, I will have to confirm, or if you have been there please let me know if that is correct.
This is the center of Japan's space network. It is involved in research and development of satellites and rockets, and tracking and controlling of satellites. It develops experimental equipment for the Japanese Experiment Module ("Kibo"). Training of astronauts also takes place here.
Reference: Wikipedia

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Tsukuba Space Center. September 30th, 2006

NIKON D70s F/9.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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