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$60mn in virtual currency hacked in Japan

$60mn in virtual currency hacked in Japan

Osaka-based Tech Bureau, which operates virtual currency exchange Zaif, said its server had been illegally accessed and money transfered.

Qatar company plans to make electric cars

Qatar company plans to make electric cars

Already there are some electric powered vehicles operating on the country's roads, including some Mowasalat public transport buses.

Putin suggests Russia, Japan agree peace deal 'without preconditions' by year end

Putin suggests Russia, Japan agree peace deal 'without preconditions' by year end

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday suggested Russia and Japan sign a peace deal ‘without any preconditions’ by the end of the year to try to solve a long-running territorial dispute.

Japan toll 44 after strong quake, no more missing

Japan toll 44 after strong quake, no more missing

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said no one was left on a missing list, which suggested the figure could be the final death toll.

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Shinzo Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.6-magnitude jolt has left houses tilted and roads cracked.

Hunt for survivors as Japan quake toll rises to 30

Hunt for survivors as Japan quake toll rises to 30

The majority of the dead are from the small rural town of Atsuma, where a cluster of dwellings were wrecked when a hillside collapsed from the force of the earthquake.

Japan quake toll rises to 18 as hopes fade for survivors

Japan quake toll rises to 18 as hopes fade for survivors

Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Friday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the death toll rose to 18.

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 8 dead

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 8 dead

A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing at least eight people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing.

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

Japan scrambled Wednesday to evacuate passengers trapped at a major airport when a tanker slammed into its only access bridge during the most powerful typhoon to hit the country for 25 years.

Powerful typhoon hits western Japan, killing at least six

Powerful typhoon hits western Japan, killing at least six

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday, killing at least six people.

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports

Japan's major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported.

Japan bullet train staff made to sit by tracks

Japan bullet train staff made to sit by tracks

About 190 staff working on safety maintenance for Japan's famed shinkansen bullet train have undergone the training, a company spokesman said.