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YouTube responds to suicide-video outcry


The online video platform finally takes steps against vlogger Logan Paul after he posted a video of a dead body online.

Bitcoin not yet proven as credible currency - Japan's finance minister

Japanese finance minister, Taro Aso, sounds off warnings about the cryptocurrency amid concerns of a bubble.

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Aug 21, 2017

The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the US global positioning system.

Japan automakers consider robots to help elderly

Apr 13, 2017

Automakers look beyond self-driving cars and turn their attention to robots to help keep Japan's rapidly greying society on the move.

Japan plans world's fastest supercomputer

Nov 28, 2016

The world's fastest-known supercomputer will be built to arm Japan's manufacturers with a platform for research.

Pok'emon Go finally launches in Japan

Jul 22, 2016

The mobile game reaches Pok mon's country of origin after much anticipation and one false start.

Play Pok'emon Go safely, Japan warns

Jul 21, 2016

The country's National Centre for Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity issues safety instructions to players.

Japan Pok'emon Go delay hits Nintendo

Jul 20, 2016

The gaming console-maker lost some of its recent stock gains after a reported delay of the Pok mon Go game's release in Japan.

Canon deal to buy Toshiba's medical unit gets green light

Jul 1, 2016

Japan's anti-monopoly regulator has approved Canon's $6.5 billion acquisition of Toshiba's medical unit.

Standard Bank takes action after ATM heist

May 27, 2016

The R300 million theft via fake credit cards in Japan is a "serious" matter, says Standard Bank co-chief executive Sim Tshabalala.

Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank thieves

May 25, 2016

The Standard Bank ATM gang chose Japan because banks consider the country a low fraud risk.

Sony plant remains suspended after earthquake

Apr 18, 2016

The image sensor plant in Kumamoto, southern Japan, will remain suspended after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on Saturday.