Japan's largest IT services firm, NTT Data, has announced a new consortium aimed to investigate use cases for blockchain technology.
Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck is launching a new investment fund.
Department store chain Marui has become the latest mainstream retailer in Japan to accept bitcoin payments, starting with a trial in a Tokyo store.
A subsidiary of global consulting firm NRI has announced the launch of a new blockchain system assessment service.
Following a successful trial, the Japanese consumer electronics retailer is expanding its bitcoin payment option to all stores nationwide.
Mark Karpeles, CEO of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, pleaded not guilty in court to charges of embezzlement and data manipulation today.
Two bitcoin exchanges in Japan are launching insurance products aimed at preventing losses tied to failed transactions.
Japan is reportedly looking to integrate blockchain into its online systems for accepting government contract bids.
A group of Japanese financial institutions has tested a prototype that uses DLT to streamline international transaction agreements.
In an exclusive interview, Bank of Japan's Yuko Kawai discussed how blockchain is emerging as one of the "hottest topics" among central banks.