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  • Horie sees bitcoin as route to more security, less government: The failure earlier this year of Tokyo-based bi...

    Horie sees bitcoin as route to more security, less government

    japantimes.co.jp 28 Nov '14, 10am

    The failure earlier this year of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox may have stirred Japanese doubts about the credibility of the digital currency. But despite its demise, many people worldwide view bitcoin technology as a world-changing innovation. Among them is Takafumi Horie, 42,...

  • Creditors sue CEO of failed Mt. Gox for damages from bitcoin losses

    japantimes.co.jp 22 Oct '14, 11pm

    Three creditors of Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange operator that went bankrupt in February, have filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court, demanding that its CEO, Mark Karpeles, pay ¥23.5 million in damages, it was learned Wednesday. Mt. Gox announced in February that it ...

  • Fukushima exports first batch of rice since meltdowns to Singapore

    japantimes.co.jp 18 Aug '14, 5pm

    Exports of Fukushima-grown rice have resumed after being suspended by the nuclear crisis in March 2011 amid soaring concerns about radiation contamination, a national agricultural cooperative said Monday. A shipment of 300 kg of Koshihikari brand rice produced in Sukagawa, Fukushima P...

  • Britain in style; new kit for Liverpool; Singapore Special #follow #surf

    Britain in style; new kit for Liverpool; Singapore Special

    japantimes.co.jp 24 Jun '14, 2pm

    British Airways is collaborating with VisitBritain, Britain’s national tourism agency, to provide special fares for the World Traveller Plus premium economy class this summer on flights between select U.K. cities and Haneda or Narita airports in Tokyo. World Traveller Plus offers a de...

  • Singapore criticizes Abe for 'reopening wounds'

    japantimes.co.jp 29 Dec '13, 12pm

    SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday joined the stream of criticism against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit last week to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. “Our consistent position has been that such visits reopen old grievances, and are unhelpful to building trust a...

  • Djokovic, Nadal lead formidable field at Shanghai Rolex Masters #follow #surf

    Djokovic, Nadal lead formidable field at Shanghai Rolex Masters

    japantimes.co.jp 07 Oct '13, 10am

    SHANGHAI – The top players in the world, minus injured Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, will be vying for the title this week at the prestigious Shanghai Rolex Masters. Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic will try to best second seed and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal for the seco...

  • Louis Vuitton celebrates it muses, while Control Bear heads its own store - The Japan Times: Louis Vuitton cel...

    Louis Vuitton celebrates it muses, while Control Bear heads its own store

    japantimes.co.jp 09 Sep '13, 2pm

    On the rise in menswear is Sise, whose popup store in Valveat 81 in Tokyo’s Aoyama district is open until the end of the month. Setting the scene for the collection of minimalist style, unisex silhouettes and ice-cool color blocking, is renowned photographer Muga Miyahara, whose backs...

  • Singapore agree to strengthen economic cooperation

    japantimes.co.jp 26 Jul '13, 2pm

    SINGAPORE – Japan and Singapore agreed Friday to strengthen economic cooperation, confirming plans to jointly promote the export of infrastructure systems to other countries. During a meeting in Singapore, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also c...

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