Tag Archives: Japan

29Jan/18

Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Nearly $530 million lost in world’s biggest crypto-currency theft in Japan

China Central Television (CCTV) – A major Japanese crypto-currency exchange has lost 58 billion yen (about 528 million U.S. dollars) in digital assets after a hacking attack, making it the world’s biggest ever digital currency theft. Continue reading

13Jan/18

Japan’s latest idol group chants cryptocurrency choruses

A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday (January 12), dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm this last year. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Rwanda laughs out loud with 1st international comedy festival

The first ever Kigali International Comedy Festival held at the weekend featured popular local and international acts in an event organisers hope can give people a platform to further express themselves. Continue reading

31Oct/17

BOJ governor laughs off face recognition technology to predict policy changes

TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 31, 2017) (​TV TOKYO) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday (October 31) laughed off the notion that researchers can use artificial intelligence to analyse his facial expressions and predict changes in monetary policy.
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24Oct/17

Note with Einstein’s theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

JERUSALEM (OCTOBER 24, 2017) (REUTERS) – Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote a few words of wisdom about life on a hotel notepad and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday (October 24), a Jerusalem auction house said. Continue reading

20Oct/17

Can AI use Japan bank chief’s face to predict the future?

Artificial intelligence researchers in Japan say they’ve found a way to predict major policy shifts from the country’s central bank by analyzing split-second changes in the facial expression of its governor, Haruhiko Kuroda. Julian Satterthwaite reports. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Hamilton on verge of fourth Formula One title

SUZUKA, JAPAN (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (FOM) – Lewis Hamilton was within reach of his fourth Formula One title on Sunday (October 8) after winning the Japanese Grand Prix for Mercedes while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel suffered engine problems and failed to finish. Continue reading