Japan celebrates Mukai's return to space
October 30, 1998
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|CNN's Marina Kamimura profiles Japan's first woman in space
(CNN) -- John Glenn may be the main star of this week's shuttle mission, but in Japan, attention is also riveted on another return to space -- that of Japan's star woman astronaut, Chiaki Mukai.
CNN's Marina Kamimura reports on how Mukai -- who in 1994 became the first Japanese woman in space -- is a role model and inspiration for thousands of her countrywomen.