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  1. Vorastra

    Japan seeks record military spending in 2022 to counter Chinese influence

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    Japan is expected to run out of phone numbers

    Japan is expected to run out of phone numbers Japan is expected to run out of 11-digit phone numbers by 2022, the Japan Times reports. As a result of this shortage, the country plans to assign 10 billion 14-digit numbers before the end of 2021.
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    Japanese cryptocurrency startup raises over $1 billion

    Japanese cryptocurrency startup raises over $1 billion Liquid Group Inc., a Tokyo-based crypto-currency trading platform, put out a press release Wednesday that it had raised venture funds at a valuation in excess of $1 billion, making it one of the rare so-called unicorns in Japan. The...
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    Japan unveils guidelines for ICOs

    Japan unveils guidelines for ICOs Japan is moving toward legalizing initial coin offerings, even as countries such as China and the U.S. restrict the fundraising technique. [Bloomberg]
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    Japan wants to legalize professional gaming tournaments

    Japan wants to legalize professional gaming tournaments Japan’s ruling party wants to legalize professional gaming tournaments amid speculation that video games will become an Olympic medal sport by 2024.
  6. Ivan Leon

    Nissan To Recall All New Cars Sold In Japan In Last 3 Years

    Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall all 1.2 million new passenger cars it sold in Japan over the past three years after discovering final vehicle inspections were not performed by authorised technicians, it said on Monday. The recall is the second major misconduct incident involving a Japanese...
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    Inside Japan's retro video game stores

    Inside Japan's retro video game stores Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country’s*online markets and retro gaming shops.
  8. Newsfeed

    Don’t stress if you lose your phone in Japan

    Don’t stress if you lose your phone in Japan When Maithilee Jadeja reported her lost phone to police in February 2017, she had both a precise and vague location. It was in a shallow crevice, somewhere near the summit of Mount Aso, Japan’s largest active volcano. She had dropped it while...
  9. Kevin Lancaster

    Airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy

    Airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy Japan’s crisis-hit car parts manufacturer Takata said it filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the US on Monday, after deadly faults in its airbags triggered the auto industry’s biggest ever safety recall.
  10. RyanBrothwell

    Mugabe promises 'good returns' to Japanese investors

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday promised that Japanese investors in Zimbabwe would be treated in a "robust and effective manner", state-owned ZBC television reported. Mugabe said Zimbabwe was ready to do business with Japan and ensure good returns for investors. Accompanied by...
  11. Ivan Leon

    Japan may expand air bag recalls; worried about impact on industry

    Honda Motor and Mazda Motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp air bags if Takata complies with a U.S. order to recall cars across the United States rather than just in humid regions. Several automakers in the U.S. have issued regional recalls of certain...
  12. Kevin Lancaster

    Future tech shown off in Tokyo

    Future tech shown off in Tokyo Glasses that tell you how to get home, adverts that know where you are looking and a T-shirt that knows how fast your heart is beating were on display at a huge tech gathering in Japan Tuesday
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    Robot cheerleaders make their dancing debut

    Robot cheerleaders make their dancing debut A team of cheerleading robots made their dancing debut in Tokyo on Thursday as creator Murata Manufacturing demonstrated its cutting-edge sensor technology
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    Kids’ school marks suffer due to smartphones

    Kids’ school marks suffer due to smartphones Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Japanese space army in the works

    Japan to launch “Space Army” Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth
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    Japan Display unveils 12.1" 4K tablet display

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    Hacker 'mercenaries' linked to Japan, South Korea spying: researchers

    Hacker 'mercenaries' linked to Japan, South Korea spying: researchers A small, sophisticated international hacking group was responsible for dozens of previously undisclosed breaches at government agencies and strategic companies in Japan and South Korea
  18. LazyLion

    Japanese Teen runs up $54K Bar tab on Dad's Credit Card

    A man whose teenage son ran up a $54,000 credit card bill in a champagne-fuelled tour of Japanese girlie bars does not have to pay most of it back, a court has ruled. The 16-year-old and his friend took his father's platinum American Express card around luxury nightspots in the ancient...
  19. LazyLion

    Japan Executes Two Convicts

    Japan hanged two convicts early Friday, the first executions in two months, the Justice Ministry said. Katsuji Hamasaki, 64, and Yoshihide Miyagi, 56, were executed in Tokyo on convictions for the fatal shooting of two leaders of a rival organized crime syndicate at a restaurant in 2005, the...
  20. LazyLion

    Japan PM Vows to 'Expel by Force' any Chinese Landing

    Japan's prime minister Tuesday vowed to "expel by force" any Chinese landing on islands at the centre of a territorial row, after eight government vessels from China sailed into the disputed waters. The latest clash over the islands came as 168 Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial...
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