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JICA aims to improve energy efficiency, mitigate air pollution in Iran

“Considering a future economic development that can lead to improvement in living standards, it is essential to reinforce power generation capacity” reports tehrantimes.com. Under such circumstances, in order to decrease negative environmental impacts power plants must be equipped with modern facilities.TEHRAN — Japan International Cooperation Agency has begun surveys as well as a pilot project aiming to both improve energy efficiency and mitigate air pollution in Iran in association with the Japanese private sector.In addition, all nuclear power plants were shut down. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Japanese Crypto Associations Merge for Self-Regulation

“The crypto industry in Japan is still reeling from the half million dollar Coincheck heist last month” writes Southeast Asia Based for newsbtc.com. Rather than a heavy handed approach from the government, two of Japan’s leading cryptocurrency associations are about to merge to self-regulate the ecosystem.The Japan Blockchain Association and the Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association are expected to merge as early as April with the intention of implementing further safeguards to protect traders and investors.It was reported today that, according to sources, Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups are in talks…

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Japan Still Leads Asia in Bitcoin Market

“In the wake of the second largest cryptocurrency theft ever on January, 26, which triggered painful memories of the Mt” reports newsbtc.com. Despite being home to the two largest cryptocurrency heists in history totaling nearly a billion dollars and a traditionally conservative financial tendency the Japanese market is still enthusiastic about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.Gox hack in 2014 Japan continues to lead the way in the Asian Bitcoin market. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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Japan’s biggest messaging app Line is planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange

“Japanese messaging service Line Corp is expanding its reach into financial technology, or fintech, with a new company that offers a cryptocurrency exchange, loans and insurance” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. The Tokyo and U.S.-listed firm already offers a money transfer and payment service called Line Pay, but on Wednesday announced it would launch a new division called the Line Financial Corporation to let users exchange digital currencies and use other financial services within the app.Line added that it intends to “promote research and development of technologies such as blockchain”…

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Woman sues Japanese government over forced sterilization as a teen

“Under Japan’s eugenics protection law, in force from 1948 to 1996, about 25,000 people were sterilized due to mental or genetic illnesses, Japanese media said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Thanks to the law, my sister has really suffered, living her life hidden away,” the woman’s sister told a news conference.People with disabilities have long suffered shame and stigma in Japan, although anti-discrimination efforts have gathered pace since a law took effect in 2016. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Brokers Crypto News 

SBI Ripple Asia to lead Japanese Brokerage Blockchain Adoption

“SBI Ripple Asia will be leading a group to drive further adoption of blockchain technologies in Japan” writes Southeast Asia Based for newsbtc.com. SBI Ripple Asia has previously organized blockchain consortiums in the banking and credit card businesses and has close ties with a number of banks in Japan.According to the Nikkei Asia Review a consortium of Japanese brokerages are joining up to drive blockchain and innovative technologies within the industry.The conglomerate consists of 18 founding members including online firms SBI Securities and Rakuten Securities in addition to traditional brokerages…

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