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Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation
Bitcoin

Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation

A judge ruled that bitcoins don't have the 'tangible qualities' needed to constitute owned property by Japanese law.
Ex-CEO of Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Arrested in Japan
Crime

Ex-CEO of Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Arrested in Japan

Hundreds of millions of virtual currency dollars are missing.
How Muji Created a Cult Following of Design Enthusiasts
Product Design

How Muji Created a Cult Following of Design Enthusiasts

Its products have no visible brand identifiers -- and that's proven to be a good thing.
Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies
Nintendo

Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies

Satoru Iwata's death comes months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales.
4 Unexpected Business Lessons From a Japanese Writer
Inspiration

4 Unexpected Business Lessons From a Japanese Writer

Haruki Murakami's genius lies in his discipline, focus and determination. His work is applicable to running a startup.
Alex Iskold
Ever Sprint to Catch a Flight? You'll Appreciate This Airport's Racetrack Lanes.
Travel

Ever Sprint to Catch a Flight? You'll Appreciate This Airport's Racetrack Lanes.

As part of the runup to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan's largest airport gets a sporty upgrade. Just imagine all the goofy starting line selfies taking off.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
10 Starbucks Frappuccinos You Can't Buy in America
Starbucks

10 Starbucks Frappuccinos You Can't Buy in America

As the famous drink celebrates its 20th birthday, check out where in the world you can buy flavors such as cheesecake and red bean.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan
Taco Bell

Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

The taco chain plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023.
Kate Taylor
Soy Sauce Bottle Designer, Dead at 85, Was Inspired to Create in Destruction's Wake
Inventors

Soy Sauce Bottle Designer, Dead at 85, Was Inspired to Create in Destruction's Wake

Hiroshima native Kenji Ekuan processed the tragic bombings into a creative fuel that resulted in a long and illustrious industrial design career.
Geoff Weiss
Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales
McDonalds

Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales

McDonald's global sales dropped almost 2 percent in January, even though same-store sales rose in the U.S. for the first time in more than a year.
Kate Taylor
In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots
Far Out Tech

In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots

Guests will be welcomed to the property by three 'actroids' -- robots with an uncanny human likeness and an ability to engage in intelligent conversation.
Geoff Weiss
Wendy's Japan Crams Entire Turkey Dinner Between Two Buns
Wendys

Wendy's Japan Crams Entire Turkey Dinner Between Two Buns

Don't feel like preparing an entire turkey feast for Christmas? Head to Japan and pick up Wendy's Turkey Pretzel Mashed Potato Burger.
Kate Taylor
Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan
McDonalds

Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan

At McDonald's restaurants in Japan, medium and large fries have been taken off the menu.
Kate Taylor
Burger King Introduces Another Stomach-Turning Burger in Japan
Burger King

Burger King Introduces Another Stomach-Turning Burger in Japan

A burger topped with berries is the latest of Burger King Japan's bizarre fast food offerings.
Kate Taylor