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Interstellar Technologies unveiled a real-size mockup of a suborbital rocket on Jan. 22 that it plans to launch in the spring.   © Kyodo
Startups in Asia

A disruptor-in-chief is driving Japan's space dream

Takafumi Horie: maverick businessman, ex-inmate, author, and now a rocket entrepreneur

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Takafumi Horie, the maverick internet entrepreneur, is hoping to transform Japan's space industry.

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