Japan’s government is sending three blockchain startups to the US as part of a technology innovation program.
NRI's Takeo Nishikata examines some of the discussion around blockchain, seeking to "clarify all the misunderstandings" around the technology.
Japanese blockchain consortium BCCC has passed the 100 member milestone as well as having graduated 100 students from its Blockchain Daigakko.
Mizuho Bank is weighing possible client-facing services after testing a prototype digital currency in partnership with IBM Japan.
A group of major Japanese banks has published the first results of a blockchain interbank payments trial.
The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has formed a consortium between several companies within its umbrella to test a blockchain proof-of-concept.
A Japanese insurance firm is reportedly planning to launch a new policy line aimed at bitcoin exchanges.
A senior official for Japan's central bank had words of caution for distributed ledgers.
Digital currency exchange Gemini announced yesterday that it is opening its services to traders in South Korea and Japan.
Tokyo police have arrested a man accused of buying bitcoin with stolen money.