Japanese officials and businessmen are in Brazil looking for partnerships in space technology.
The Japanese delegation will also travel to Argentina next week and to Peru in September to discuss opportunities in the sector.
A Japanese government official with the Economy, Commerce and Industry Ministry says Japan can help the South American countries "expand the use of space information."
Shuichi Kaneko said Wednesday in Brazil that the Asian nation wants to find ways to jointly develop small satellites to help monitor mineral resources from space.
Brazil has advanced space technology and in recent years has already received help from Japan to develop technology to monitor Amazon deforestation from space.