Tag: Japan

Japan’s Nomura to open office in China
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Japan’s Nomura to open office in China

Following the renewal of smooth diplomatic relations between China and Japan, the latter’s largest investment bank, Nomura Holdings will now operate in China. The company said in a statement that: “It applied to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) on May 8 to establish a joint venture securities firm. Nomura […]

Nigeria, Japan to launch digital currencies
Cryptocurrency

Nigeria, Japan to launch digital currencies

If the latest fillers are through, then Nigeria might be joining the digital currency community but in a different way. Japanese and Nigeria’s Central Bank are said to be looking at collaborating to development of digital currencies that will be legally accepted as a means of payment across both countries. […]

Ghana launches Ghanasat1 into space
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Ghana launches Ghanasat1 into space

Ghana’s first satelite, GhanaSat1, has been launched into space. GhanaSat-1, which was developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Centre. About 400 people, including the engineers, gathered in the southern Ghanaian city to watch live pictures of the launch. The […]

Toshiba is suing Western Digital for USD1.07 billion
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Toshiba is suing Western Digital for USD1.07 billion

Japan’s struggling electronics maker, Toshiba has announced it is suing Western Digital for JPY120 billion. Western Digital is a joint venture partner to Toshiba and things are about to get messier between the two corporations who are now at loggerheads. Toshiba said it is claiming 120 billion yen (USD1.07 billion) […]

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Bitflyer raises USD1.76 million from Mizuho

BitFlyer, Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange by volume has announced a new round of fundraising. Tokyo-based bitflyer revealed it had raised new capital from financial firms including Sumitomo Mitsui, Mizuho Financial Group and Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. A report by Nikkei indicated that the funding equalled roughly ¥200m approximately USD1.76m. According to […]