- Car chases, bankruptcy, hackers: What's next for bitcoin?
In a bizarre story that seems like the plot of a 90s cyber thriller, a reclusive 64-year-old Japanese-American thought to be the founder of bitcoin led reporters on a high-speed car chase through Los Angeles yesterday.
Yahoo. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 19:15:05 GMT.
- VIDEO: Composer admits lying about deafness
Mamoru Samuragochi, one of Japan's most famous composers, officially apologises for pretending to be deaf. He was exposed last month by a music teacher, who also claimed that he wrote all of his music for him in secret for 18 years.
BBC News. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:02:07 GMT.
- Mazda snaps up engineers in latest sign of rebound
Mazda is embarking on a hiring binge in Japan, the latest sign that the former money-losing carmaker is bouncing back. The surge in new recruits will come in engineering as Mazda doubles down on future product.
AutoNews.com. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 13:44:17 EST. Subscription required.
- Tokyo gas attack cult member jailed
A former member of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult, the group which carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo, is been jailed for nine years.
BBC News. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:14:25 GMT.
- Hakuho Foundation gibt Einladungen für sein Japanese Research Fellowship bekannt
TOKIO, 7. März 2014 -- Die rechtsfähige gemeinnützige Stiftung Hakuho Foundation hat am 7. März die Forscher bekanntgegeben, die eine Einladung zum 9. ...
PR Newswire. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST.
- CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned
Regular site visitors will have seen a series of interviews on dpreview over the past couple of weeks, during and after the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan. ...
Digital Photography Review. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:01:00 Z.
- Japan to revise weapons exports guidelines, despite political, public concerns
Japan is considering revising its guidelines on weapons exports as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe' s new defense policy with government officials saying Thursday that exports to countries involved in conflicts will still be prohibited.
- 1982 airline bomber still in immigration custody
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Jordanian-born Palestinian convicted in a 1982 airline bombing that killed a Japanese teenager remains in federal immigration custody one year after being released from prison.
U. S. News & World Report. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:28:21 GMT.
- Japan's Painful Choice On The Ukraine Crisis
This post is one of a three-part Asia Unbound series on the implications for Asia of the crisis in Ukraine. See related posts from my colleagues Elizabeth Economy and Alyssa Ayres.
By Sheila Smith. Forbes. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 21:17:00 GMT.
- US: Japan, SKorea Should 'Quickly' Improve Ties
The U.S. is urging Japan and South Korea to improve strained relations, which Washington fears may threaten an important Asian security alliance. Danny Russel, the top U.S. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 04:00:29 -0500.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
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Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
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