Coincheck reports to regulators over cryptocurrency heist as investors withdraw $373 mln

By Thomas Wilson and Taiga Uranaka TOKYO, Feb 13 : Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, under pressure to better safeguard investors after the daring theft of $530 million of digital money last month, said it had on Tuesday filed a report with regulators on the hacking. The Financial Services Agency ordered Coincheck to raise its […]

China declares intention to improve ties with Japan

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Jan 28 : China hopes to work with Japan to establish more cordial relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart on Sunday, aiming to move on from a series of disputes, some dating back to before World War Two. China and Japan have sparred frequently about their painful […]

Japan’s Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Oct 23 : Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favour revising Japan’s post-war, pacifist constitution, signalled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided public to succeed. Parties in favour of amending the U.S.-drafted charter won nearly […]

Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe’s nearly five-year rule

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Oct 22 : Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Media forecasts show Abe’s gamble on the […]

Japan parliament dissolved, snap Oct. 22 election expected

By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO, Sept 28 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called a snap election, as fresh opinion polls showed a fledgling conservative party led by popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was gaining momentum ahead of the expected Oct. 22 vote. Abe, a conservative who returned to power in […]

Japan’s PM Abe mulling snap election as early as October – media

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Sept 17 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering calling a snap election as early as next month to take advantage of an uptick in approval ratings and disarray in the main opposition party, domestic media reported on Sunday. Abe’s ratings have recovered to the 50 percent level in some […]