Category: Japan

Japan Gets It. The West Needs a A Monster Rancher Re-Release
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Japan Gets It. The West Needs a A Monster Rancher Re-Release

Monster Rancher was one of the many monster-capturing games popular in the 90s. Koei Tecmo announced a re-release was heading for Japanese smartphones and Switches. If we’re lucky and we let them know we want it, we might get a western re-release. The late 90s ended up being the era of monster-hunting games. After Pokemon…

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Bitcoin-Friendly Japan Clarifies Stance on Crypto Donations – It’s Legal
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Bitcoin-Friendly Japan Clarifies Stance on Crypto Donations – It’s Legal

In a clear example of tech evolving faster than the law can adapt, a Japanese minster has confirmed that crypto donations are now legal due to a classification loophole. According to Reuters, on Tuesday, Sanae Takaichi, the internal affairs and communications minister of Japan, noted the newfound ‘legality’ of crypto donations. She specifically highlighted their…

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Japan Second-Quarter GDP Revision Sparks Recession Fears – CCN.com
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Japan Second-Quarter GDP Revision Sparks Recession Fears – CCN.com

Japan’s economy faces both external and internal risks as latest GDP numbers released. | Source: ShutterstockJapan’s economic expansion cooled more than initially forecast in the second quarter, revised data showed, complicating the government’s planned consumption tax hike later this year.Ironically, the long-delayed sales tax increase is expected to shrink Japan’s GDP output later this year,…

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W(hy)TF are Japan and South Korea in a trade war?
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W(hy)TF are Japan and South Korea in a trade war?

Another week, another trade war. And unlike most trade wars these days, this one didn’t originate from the confines of the Rose Garden with the Marine One whirlybird in the background. No, like any Ice Bucket Challenge-worthy meme, others are getting in on the trade war bandwagon and making it their own. Cue Japan and…

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