Tokyo Bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy, hit with lawsuit – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth…

Tokyo bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy – The Seattle Times

Tokyo bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcyThe Seattle TimesThe Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday and its chief executive said 850,000 bitcoins, worth several hundred million…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sony Sells 5.4 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles to Beat Forecast – Businessweek

BusinessweekSony Corp. (6758) has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 game consoles globally, beating its forecast, as it prepares to release the machine in Japan. The sales were for…

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…

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…

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…

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…

RPT-Nintendo looks to power-up Mario after not-so-super Wii U – Reuters

Reuters(Repeats item first issued late on Tuesday with no changes to text). By Sophie Knight and Reiji Murai. TOKYO Jan 28 (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd, facing a third year…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

China, Japan Slug It out in the World’s Press – ABC News

ABC NewsChina and Japan are engaged in a war of words that is lighting up editorial pages around the world as Beijing takes aim at a recent visit by Japan’s…

Japan’s Last WWII Straggler Dies at 91 – ABC News

ABC NewsHiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding and surrender 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died…

RC F Adds Hot Sauce to Lexus Line – New York Times

New York TimesWhat is it? A blistering hot sport coupe meant to replace the outgoing IS F sedan in the Lexus lineup. Is it real? The basic styling of the…

Blast at Japan chemical plant kills at least 5 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTOKYO (AP) — Authorities and news reports say an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan has killed at least five people and injured more than 10 others.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…