Bitcoins for free? Japanese cryptocurrency exchange lands in hot water again

By Thomas Wilson and Taiga Uranaka TOKYO, Feb 21 : A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free – though none were able to profit from the mistake. Zaif, a government-registered exchange run by Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp, said on Tuesday that a system glitch had let seven customers […]

Japan donates ballot boxes worth $7.5 mln for Cambodia election

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Feb 21 : Japan donated over 10,000 ballot boxes for Cambodia’s 2018 election on Wednesday, the first international aid for the vote after European Union and the United States withdrew their support following the dissolution of the main opposition party. Rights groups and members of the dissolved Cambodia National […]

Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters-sources

By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO, Feb 21 : Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the United States rather than assemble locally, three sources said. “In view of budgets and […]

Japan’s cryptocurrency exchanges to form new self-regulating body – sources

By Takahiko Wada TOKYO, Feb 20 : Sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges will fix plans as early as next week to create a self-regulating body in a bid to better safeguard investors after a $530 million digital money heist last month, two source familiar with the plan said. A plan to merge two separate industry bodies, […]

Japan policymakers step up warnings over “one-sided” yen gains

By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO, Feb 16 : Japanese policymakers stepped up warnings against a rising yen on Friday, saying recent moves were one-sided and they would respond appropriately, as worries grow that the buoyant currency could damage the export-reliant economy. Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters after a cabinet meeting that he would deal with […]