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Japan minister calls bitcoin ‘collapse’ expected – Washington Post

Washington PostTOKYO — Japan’s finance minister scoffed at bitcoin woes as inevitable Friday, and Vietnam banned the virtual currency, but enthusiasm was undimmed among its supporters in the aftermath of the apparent collapse of a major exchange. The unplugging …Mt. Gox in bankruptcy, says may have lost all its bitcoins to hackersReutersBitcoin exchange Mt. Gox […]

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Want to Shoot Japanese War Criminals? China’s State Media Has a Game For … – TIME

TIMEAmid increasing tensions over territorial disputes and Japanese World War II atrocities, the social media arm of China’s state-run People’s Daily has released an online game called ‘Shoot the Devils,’ in which players shoot Japanese war criminals.Abe Warns Japan Losing Global Image Battle Over War Legacy (1)BusinessweekAbe Warns Japan Losing Global Image Battle Over War […]

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Abe’s comments “wrong and dangerous”: article – Xinhua

XinhuaBEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The world should be cautious against Japan’s attempt to break its peaceful constitution and the potential threat to regional peace, Chinese experts warned on Friday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comparison of …People’s Daily publishes online game whose aim is to shoot Japanese war …South China Morning PostOnline game targets […]

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Bitcoin exchange’s collapse is probed by US and Japanese regulators – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesU.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world’s largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online. The separate investigations were …Bitcoin lovers lament transaction malleability: Got goxxed?ZDNetLawmaker seeks to ban Bitcoin in U.S.PCWorldMt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles: […]

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Godzilla Trailer 2: Godzilla Attacks San Francisco, MUTOs In Las Vegas

Godzilla really appears to get around in the second trailer installment launched by Legendary Pictures today, Tuesday. Where this space has focused on Godzilla’s attack on San Francisco, the second Godzilla Trailer briefly reveals something else: either Big G, or the much-talked about MUTOs he winds up fighting, attack Las Vegas. Two scenes give this […]

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Fukushima Radiation Leak to Hit US Shores in April – Latin Post

Latin PostRadioactive ocean water from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan will reach the U.S. by April should a Fukushima plume prediction hold true. “The plume of radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is forecasted to be detectable at …Nuclear Reaction Byproduct Of Fukushima Found In Canada Not A Threat …The AlmagestRadioactive […]

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Bertha’s big troubles started in Japan – The Seattle Times

Bertha’s big troubles started in JapanThe Seattle TimesChris Dixon, project manager for Seattle Tunnel Partners, earlier this month points out the outer seal assembly of Bertha’s main drive unit in photos taken before drilling work began. Dixon said there are indications that all seven outer seals may have …Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct sinks half-inch near […]

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Japan hit by deadly snowstorms – BBC News

BBC NewsAt least 11 people have killed by a record-breaking snowstorm in Japan, according to local media. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes and hundreds more injured, as more than one metre (three feet) of snow fell in some areas.Snow in Japan causes deaths, disrupts trafficWashington PostSnow in Japan Causes Deaths, Snarls […]

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Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan survives two falls to win figure skating gold – CBS News

CBS NewsYuzuru Hanyu of Japan reacts during the flower ceremony after he placed first in the men’s free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue …2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Women’s skeleton competition ties up medal countabc7.comSwiss skiers, Japan’s […]

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Japanese billionaire splashes $900m on messaging app Viber – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerMobile messaging and call service Viber is being bought for $900m (€657m) by Japanese online retailer Rakuten which is controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani. By Anna Mukai and Mariko Yasu. The company will provide a distribution channel for …Japan’s Rakuten buys Viber messaging app for $900mThe IndependentSix things to know about ViberFinancial TimesJapan’s Rakuten […]

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Japan’s Hanyu wins men’s figure skating gold; Brown ninth – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia — Yuzuru Hanyu stayed crouched in his final pose, head bowed, certain the Olympic gold medal was gone. But three-time world champion Patrick Chan, skating right after the Japanese teenager, faltered even worse and, for once, the judges …Hanyu wins men’s Olympic figure skating goldKansas City Star5 things to know about the […]

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Russians criticize figure skater Plushenko for dropping out of Sochi Olympics – Fox News

Fox NewsRussians are turning on legendary figure skater Evgeni Plushenko — their own countryman — a day after he dropped out of the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons. Plushenko’s strong performance in the team event helped Russia earn its first gold at the Sochi …Japan’s Hanyu, Canada’s Chan poised for men’s figure skating showdownWashington PostFigure […]

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Japan’s Rakuten buys chat app Viber for $900 million to expand digital empire – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc (4755.T), controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, will buy call and messaging app provider Viber Media Inc for $900 million in a deal that would more than double the number of users in its digital …Viber messaging app bought by Japan’s RakutenBBC NewsFive things to know about ViberFinancial […]

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Japan to Address Territorial Claims in Schools – ABC News

ABC NewsThe Japanese government announced Tuesday it is revising official teaching manuals to emphasize Japan’s territorial rights to islands which are also claimed by China and South Korea. The Education Ministry says the decision was made to reflect the …Japan revises school manuals to set out territorial claimsBBC NewsJapan revises teaching manuals, says islands its […]

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Cook admits Apple blew the call on the iPhone 5C – Computerworld

ComputerworldComputerworld – Apple sold a record 51 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2013, but acknowledged it had underestimated the appeal of the flagship iPhone 5S, making some analysts question the new two-model strategy and arguing that Apple had erred …Apple posts record revenue in 1st quarter, but iPhone sales disappointLos Angeles TimesShares in […]

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Japan to give Indians 3-yr multiple-entry visas – Indian Express

Indian ExpressIndians can now get a “three-year” visa with “multiple” entries to visit Japan, a senior official in the Shinzo Abe administration said here Sunday. As Abe participated in the Republic Day parade as its chief guest, Japan foreign ministry’s Press secretary Kuni …Japan enters where China is barred – northeast IndiaTimes of IndiaChina in […]

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Frogs’ love calls attract predators – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesWASHINGTON – A frog’s evening serenade beckons his would-be suitors but also summons competition from rivals and attracts predators, making dating a dangerous endeavor, international researchers say. The tiny brown tungara frog, found in Central and …Bats Hunt Frogs by Sensing Water Ripples Caused by Mating CallsThe EscapistTunagra frogs invite their predators while […]

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Abe: China-Japan Ties ‘Similar’ to Britain and Germany Before WW1 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the rocky relationship between Japan and China is comparable to that of Germany and Britain before World War One. Mr. Abe’s comments came at the World Economic Forum in Davos. His spokesman later denied …Japan and China ties key to growthBBC NewsNorth Asia trio looks to export, […]

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Japan’s Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China’s rising militancy and Japan’s outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual …Japanese PM Shinzo Abe urges Asia military restraintBBC NewsJapan’s Abe Defends Visit […]

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With Yankees, Tanaka profiles as a No. 3 fantasy starter – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt probably comes as no surprise that star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will end up in the New York Yankees rotation. After posting an incredible 24-0 record and 1.27 ERA, and leading the Rakuten Golden Eagles to the Japan Series title last year, the …Looking ahead to next offseason’s free agent starting pitchersCBSSports.comYankees snag […]

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Group: Herded dolphins to be slaughtered at Japan’s Taiji Cove – CNN

CNNTokyo, Japan (CNN) — Cornered by fishermen, divers and boats, the bottlenose dolphins splashed frantically as they tried to escape their human captors in the infamous cove in Japan. Appearing severely stressed, some even tried to jump over partitions and …The Dolphin Hunt: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy’s ConcernABC NewsJapanese fishermen begin annual slaughter of hundreds of […]