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Tokyo to begin marketing GPS successor in 2020

New positioning service promises pinpoint accuracy in Asia

An H-IIA rocket blasts off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, western Japan, on Aug. 19.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is eyeing 2020 to begin promoting exports of a technology it is developing to eclipse the GPS, a government official said on Saturday.

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