North Korea: Meeting Should Take Up Abysmal Rights Climate

Expand South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, in Tokyo, Japan, May 2018.  © 2018 REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool (New York) – The South Korean government should press the United States to discuss the appalling human rights situation in North Korea when US President Donald Trump meets with North…

This Japanese Firm Is Paying Employees In Bitcoin

As Japan becomes more accepting as cryptocurrencies as a means of exchange, a Japanese company is offering its employees the option to receive some of their pay in crypto. The company, GMO Internet Group, said it introduced the option last month, and it will gradually…

Trump Offers No Tariff Exemptions In Conversations With World Leaders: Ross

US allies and trade partners – especially Canada, Japan and the EU – who were hoping that they would be exempt from Trump’s steel and aluminum import tariffs may be set for disappointment. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said…

Exchange Glitch Allows Traders To “Buy” $20 Trillion In Bitcoin For Free

One month after Japan was the location of the biggest ever cyber hack, when over $400 million worth ot NEM coins was stolen from the Tokyo-based Coincheck exchange, overnight another major technical error at a rival Japanese cryptocurrency exchange led to further questions about the…

Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women

On December 28, 2015, Japan and South Korea signed a landmark agreement over the former’s wartime sexual exploitation of Korean “comfort women.” Japan formally apologized and contributed 1 billion yen (about $8.3 million) to compensate the living survivors or the families of the deceased. In…

Researcher at Japan stem cell institute falsified nearly all images in 2017 paper – Retraction Watch

Shinya Yamanaka An investigation by Kyoto University in Japan has found a researcher guilty of falsifying all but one of the figures in a 2017 stem cell paper. Yesterday, Kyoto University announced that the paper’s first author, Kohei Yamamizu, had fabricated and falsified data in…

University in Japan finds cancer researcher guilty of misconduct – Retraction Watch

A university in Japan has found a former professor guilty of falsifying and altering images in four published papers, including a 2014 paper about stem cells. On Dec. 15, Tottori University announced the results of its misconduct investigation, in which the cancer researcher, Miura Norimasa,…