Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy protection after losing Bitcoins – CNET

CNETMt. Gox, the embattled Bitcoin exchange that fell into a state of disarray earlier this month following a security issue that prompted withdrawal fraud, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The … Read More

AGU: A ‘shark’s eye’ view: Witnessing the life of a top predator – Eureka! Science News

Eureka! Science NewsInstruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks are revealing novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean predators swims, eats and lives. For … Read More

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 … Read More

Bitcoin Machine Allowing Cash Exchange Installed in Singapore – Businessweek

BusinessweekTembusu Terminals Pte set up what may be Singapore’s first automated tele-exchange machine for buying Bitcoins days after a Tokyo exchange for the virtual currency was shut amid concerns about … Read More

Sony sells 5.3 million Playstation consoles, exceeds full-year target – Reuters Canada

Sony sells 5.3 million Playstation consoles, exceeds full-year targetReuters CanadaTOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp said it has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 game consoles as of February 8, surpassing its … Read More

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 … Read More

Kerry in China Seeking Help in Easing Tensions in N. Korea, Maritime Disputes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Beijing for talks aimed at encouraging Chinese leaders to put more pressure on ally North Korea to end its nuclear … Read More

Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions – AFP

AFPBeijing — US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching territorial claims. Kerry started … Read More

Japan revises teaching manuals, says islands its territory – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneBy Elaine Lies TOKYO, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Japan said on Tuesday it was. revising teaching manuals to make clear that two sets of remote islands at the centre … Read More

After fall, Japan yen in sweet spot for economy, but US watching – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO Jan 27 (Reuters) – After falling by almost a fifth since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power just over a year ago, the yen is in a … Read More

Kennedy’s dolphin tweet not so diplomatic – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTOKYO — As if the Japanese don’t have enough problems, now they’re being dissed by their favorite new ambassador – via Twitter, no less. In office just two months, … Read More

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 … Read More

Nintendo Shares Recover Slightly After Plunge – New York Times

New York TimesTOKYO — Nintendo shares plunged on Monday, then recovered much of their losses as investors focused on indications that the company was softening its resistance to mobile video … Read More

In a City on Okinawa, Mayor’s Re-election Deals a Blow to Marine Base … – New York Times

New York TimesThe fishing hamlet of Henoko, where Marine Corps’ Air Station Futenma is to be relocated. Kyodo/Reuters. TOKYO — Efforts to relocate a Marine air base that has been … Read More

US ambassador “deeply concerned” about Japanese dolphin hunt – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – In an unusual move, U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has expressed deep concern over the traditional dolphin hunt in western Japan, where local fisherman corral dolphins … Read More

US envoy tweets concern at Japan dolphin hunt – Press Trust of India

Press Trust of IndiaTokyo, Jan 19 (AFP) US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has tweeted her concern at the “inhumaneness” of a Japanese village’s traditional dolphin hunt. “Deeply concerned by … Read More

CES 2014: Toyota says fuel-cell car has 310-mile range – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAS VEGAS –The hydrogen-powered car is back, and it’s wearing a Toyota badge. After its initial debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, the hydrogen-powered Toyota FCV made … Read More

Japan prime minister says door open to talks with China, Korea, offers no fresh … – Fox News

Fox NewsTOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to explain to leaders in China and South Korea about his visits to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which … Read More

Chinese cook crashes on balloon to disputed isles – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTOKYO (AP) — A Chinese cook who crashed into the sea while trying to fly on a hot-air balloon to islands claimed by both China and Japan has been … Read More

US base on Japan’s Okinawa will be allowed to move after 17-year deadlock – CNN

CNNTokyo (CNN) — A Japanese governor has approved a measure to allow for the relocation of a controversial U.S. military base on Okinawa, breaking 17 years of stagnation on the … Read More

China’s State Media Condemns Abe Amid Boycott Calls on Weibo (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekShinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, center, waves as he leaves the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Dec. 26, 2013. Photographer: Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg. China’s state media condemned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s … Read More

Japan’s Abe visits shrine for war dead, China, South Korea angered – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a shrine on Thursday that is seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo’s wartime aggression, infuriating China and South Korea … Read More

Japan’s Abe Visits Controversial War Shrine – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has paid respects at a Tokyo war shrine that many of Japan’s neighbors see as a symbol of its militaristic past. The visit … Read More

Japan PM close to deal on controversial US base on Okinawa – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday moved close to winning approval from the island of Okinawa on a replacement for a U.S. air base, a move … Read More

Japanese team reverses course, will post Masahiro Tanaka – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTOKYO (AP) — Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to move to the majors next season after his Japanese team Rakuten Eagles announced Wednesday it was prepared to let him … Read More