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Sakigake

(sah-kee-gah -kay) A Japanese spacecraft that was launched in Jan. 1985 and passed on the sunward side of Halley's comet on Mar. 11 1986 at a miss distance of 7 million km. The main aim was to investigate the plasma and magnetic field associated with the comet. A second Japanese spacecraft, Suisei, was launched in Aug. 1985 and passed Halley on the sunward side on Mar. 8 1986 at a miss distance of 151 000 km. This craft carried an ultraviolet imager and an instrument that measured the energy of the cometary plasma ions.
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1) SAKIGAKE aims at shortening premarket review period for innovative new medical products that satisfy certain criteria, such as severity of intended indication, by designating such products during the early stages of development, and providing prioritized consultation services and premarket pharmaceutical affairs review.
20, 1996 -- The LDP fails to secure a majority but maintains a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and New Party Sakigake.
With: Shinobu Otake, Ayumi Ito, Katsumi Kiba, Akira Emoto, Daijiro Harada, Naomasa Musaka, Santaro Sakigake, Tomoro Taguchi, Ippei Kanie, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Yasuhito Ochi.
What was even more fortunate was that he was a member of the leading coalition for the first three years of his political career (in the Hosokawa regime as a Nihon Shinto member and in the Tomiichi Murayama regime as a Sakigake party member).
Mori, then chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP's) General Council, said he made the suggestion on a visit to North Korea three years ago as head of a then ruling coalition delegation of the LDP, Social Democratic Party and New Party Sakigake, according to the officials.
In 1997, the then ruling alliance of the LDP, the Social Democratic Party and New Party Sakigake compiled a plan for sweepingly reforming the medical insurance system against the background of Japan's rapidly graying society, and the health ministry and the LDP have looked into details of the proposed plan.
Japan's two previous interplanetary craft, Sakigake and Suisei, studied Comet Halley in the mid-1980s.
The microanalytical approach is consonant with the fact that most of the Diet members who left the LDP to form the Shinseito and Sakigake parties were relatively junior members of the Lower House, and thus they were the most politically vulnerable if accused of trying to block reform.
Ni corto ni perezoso, Ryutaro Hashimoto, recurrio otra vez a la tabla salvadora, el Partido Socialista Democratico (PSD) y el centrista Nuevo Partido Sakigake (Pionero), sus socios en dos gobiernos desde 1993, para la continuidad de la alianza.
The Liberal Democrats are expected to make overtures to some independents and to members of the New Frontier Party, while also probably trying to retain the coalition partnership with the Social Democrats and a tiny group called the New Party Sakigake.
For Yukio Hatoyama, Secretary General of the New Party Sakigake, Japan's contribution in the future lay in the realm of preventive diplomacy and in development aid.