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Major bitcoin exchange said to be insolvent

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

One of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges has seemingly disappeared, delivering a severe blow to the virtual currency as it struggles to gain legitimacy. A coalition [...]
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Japan Bank Taps Appetite for Tokyo Real Estate

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Jounal | 6:00 AM

The top executive of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank said he’s making a stronger push to broker real estate deals with Asian investors as Japan’s improving economy has [...]
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In Korea, Reform Plan Resembles Japan’s Abenomics

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Jounal | 6:00 AM

In its swift rise out of poverty over the past half-century, South Korea borrowed heavily from Japan’s post-World War II playbook, riding the strength of huge and [...]
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Chinese group sues Japan companies over forced war labour

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A group of almost 40 Chinese citizens filed suit in a Beijing court Wednesday demanding compensation from two Japanese companies for forced wartime labour, their lawyer said. [...]
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Japan authorities looking into closure of Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese authorities are looking into the abrupt closure of Mt. Gox, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday in Tokyo’s first official reaction to the turmoil at [...]
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Japan No Country for Old Farmers as 7-Eleven Takes Plow

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Convenience store chains Lawson Inc. (2651) and Seven & I Holdings Co. (3382) are so sure Japan’s aging farmers can’t meet demand for fresh vegetables that [...]
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Bertha’s big troubles started in Japan

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Seattletimes | 6:00 AM

Long before tunnel-boring machine Bertha stalled underneath Seattle because of leaky seals, it experienced a problem involving the same seals back in Japan. When workers [...]
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GE to pay $1.7 billion to Japan’s Shinsei to end refund obligations

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

GE.N) said it would pay $1.7 billion to Japan’s Shinsei Bank Ltd (8303.T) to end exposure to claims related to the sale of its Japanese consumer loan business to the [...]
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The Japanese Village Where Jesus Supposedly Died, Aged 106

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Slate | 6:00 AM

Remember the part at the end of the Bible where Jesus sneakily avoided crucifixion and headed to Japan to become a rice farmer? And who could forget how his younger brother [...]
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GE Introduces 2.85-103 Wind Turbine for Japan

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

Today, GE GE -0.08 percent announced its 2.85-103 wind turbine for Japan with 2.85-megawatt rated power and 103-metre rotor diameter, generating high power output for [...]
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JGBs little changed, super longs sag after BOJ buys less than usual

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were mostly steady on Thursday, with the super long zone weakening slightly after the Bank of Japan bought less than usual in those maturities [...]
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Tensions in Asia Stoke Rising Nationalism in Japan

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Jounal | 6:00 AM

A movie glorifying the life of a World War II kamikaze pilot recently topped the box-office charts in Japan for two months. Tokyo book stores have set up corners for titles [...]
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After WhatsApp and Viber, buyers are circling around Japan’s messaging app Line

27-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Quartz | 6:00 AM

Japan’s SoftBank wants to buy some or all of Line, a wildly popular messaging app, Bloomberg reports. Line, which is based in Japan but is owned by South Korea’s [...]
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China mulls days to remember defeat of Japan, Nanjing Massacre

27-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China is considering designating formal national days of remembrance to commemorate Japan’s defeat in World War II and the Nanjing Massacre, state media reported [...]
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China says worried by Japan arms exports ban revision

27-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China expressed concern on Tuesday about Japan’s drafting of new guidelines that would reverse a decades-old ban on weapons exports, saying it was a worrying part of [...]
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