Japan’s national legislature approved a bill on Wednesday to regulate domestic digital currency exchanges.
A Bank of Japan official said this week that central banks should watch developments surrounding bitcoin and blockchain "closely".
A Japanese blockchain startup has reportedly raised $6.5m in a new Series A funding round.
A group of 34 companies from around the world has launched Japan’s first blockchain trade association.
Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has raised $27 million in new funding, one of the largest rounds for a Japanese digital currency firm to date.
Japan’s Financial Services Agency is set to discuss blockchain tech at a policy meeting early next month.
A representative of Japan’s Financial Services Agency has argued Asia should emerge as a leader in blockchain technology.
Japanese technology conglomerate Hitachi is set to open a financial technology research laboratory that will focus on blockchain applications.
A judge has rejected a claim by Mizuho Bank that a class action lawsuit related to its involvement in the collapse of Mt Gox should move to Japan.
Japan's national Diet proposed changes to current legislation today to include a definition for virtual currencies under domestic law.