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As US Military Flies Overhead, Okinawa Residents Live Under a Cloud of Fear

March 10, 2018 - 1:45am
As US Military Flies Overhead, Okinawa Residents Live Under a Cloud of Fear

A spate of US military aircraft accidents, incidents and emergency landings have many in Okinawa fearing for their safety. The Japanese southern islands comprise less than one percent of Japan's territory by host roughly 70 percent of US military bases. (Photo: Jon Letman)

One Bank Is Unsure If Any Humans Still Trade Stocks In Japan, Or Have All Moved To Bitcoin

December 27, 2017 - 3:31am
One Bank Is Unsure If Any Humans Still Trade Stocks In Japan, Or Have All Moved To Bitcoin

While the wholesale disappearance of retail traders from stock markets is hardly a novel observation, it has taken on a whole new meaning in Japan, where the lack of carbon-based investors has prompted Deutsche Bank to ask if "Japan's stocks are still traded at all by humans."

Japan's Largest Bank Is Preparing For A Bitcoin Exchange Collapse

December 26, 2017 - 11:55pm
Japan's Largest Bank Is Preparing For A Bitcoin Exchange Collapse

The February 2014 collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was, for more than 24,000 investors around the world, a traumatic event. It also ushered in a two-year crypto bear market that saw the price of a single bitcoin plunge from a peak of $1,200 to a low of around $200 before the torrid bull market of the present day began.

Japan Births Plunge To Lowest Level Ever Recorded As "Celibacy Syndrome" Takes Its Toll

December 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Japan Births Plunge To Lowest Level Ever Recorded As "Celibacy Syndrome" Takes Its Toll

Back in 2013 we asked "Why Have Young People In Japan Stopped Having Sex?" And while that might sound like nothing more than a clever headline intended for The Onion, it was prompted by a very serious survey conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association which found that 45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 and 25% of men were "not interested in or despise sexual contact"...a growing trend that has revealed itself via the nation's persistently declining birth rates.  In fact, "celibacy syndrome" has become of such great concern for the Japanese government that it is conside

Establishment Panic? G-20 To Discuss Bitcoin At Next Meeting

December 20, 2017 - 5:00am
Establishment Panic? G-20 To Discuss Bitcoin At Next Meeting

Considering the lengths to which the G-20 goes to "not discuss" Japan's burgeoning debt-to-GDP and monetization scheme, you know the elites are starting to panic when Germany backs France's call for a full discussion on the regulation of Bitcoin at their next G-20 meeting.

As Coindesk reports, France's finance minister is planning to push for a discussion on bitcoin regulation at a G-20 summit in 2018.

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