Tag Archives: Japan
- bitFlyer rolls out Visa-powered Bitcoin prepaid card in Japan
October 10, 2017
Mainstream Bitcoin adoption continues in Japan, and this time with a little bit of boost from cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer. The Tokyo-based exchange, considered to be the largest in Japan by trading volume, introduced last week its own reloadable Visa-powered prepaid card. Starting Oct. 6, Bitcoin users in the country can...
- Japan’s casino industry could offer lifeline to fading Yakuza
October 4, 2017
Casino operator Las Vegas Sands trotted out Posh Spice’s husband in a bid to impress the Japanese public on Sands’ ability to build the finest zig-a-zig-ah casino in the land (of the rising sun). Wednesday saw Sands executives hold a news conference in Tokyo to pimp the company’s interest in...
- Beware Japanese researchers bearing problem gambling stats
October 2, 2017
A new gambling addiction survey claims 3.2m Japanese citizens have trouble keeping their gambling in check, although the criteria used in the study appears to have vastly inflated this number. On Friday, researchers at Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare released an interim report on their latest survey, which...
- Genting Singapore marks Japan presence with new office
September 21, 2017
Casino operator Genting Singapore PLC is making its presence felt in Japan ahead of passage of important casino legislation in the island nation. In a disclosure to the Singapore Stock Exchange on Wednesday, Genting Singapore announced that it has opened a branch office in Tokyo as Japan prepares to open...
- Universal refutes Okada reinstatement report
September 19, 2017
Japan-listed gaming conglomerate Universal Entertainment Corporation has denied reports that casino mogul Kazuo Okada is back on the company’s board after his ouster in June. Universal issued a clarification to the Japan Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (JASDAQ) after Reuters ran an exclusive story that Okada had reinstalled himself...
- Snap election threatens Japan’s casino legislative progress
September 18, 2017
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly planning to call a snap election, which would almost certainly impose further delays on passage of important casino legislation. On Sunday, sources within Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) told local media that the government would likely request a dissolution of the lower...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Bitcoin catches attention of American Airlines, AT&T
August 9, 2017
bitFlyer rolls out Visa-powered Bitcoin prepaid card in Japan
October 10, 2017
Weakening Japanese yen could lead to bitcoin price surge
April 25, 2017