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Jul 15, 2016

Karpeles released on bail in bitcoin embezzlement case

Mark Karpeles, head of the collapsed Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, was released on bail Thursday after his arrest in August 2015 over the alleged theft of ¥341 million of clients’ money. The Tokyo District Court approved the ¥10 million bail of French-born Karpeles, 31, ...

Jul 15, 2016

Body parts found in Shizuoka lake that of Hokkaido man, 32

The dismembered body of a man found last week in and around Lake Hamanako in Shizuoka Prefecture has been identified as that of a man from Hokkaido, police said Thursday. The victim was 32-year-old Yuto Demachi, who was originally from Bibai, Hokkaido. The police ...

Jul 13, 2016

Tokyo High Court overturns man's 'right to be forgotten'

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday rescinded a lower court judgment that recognized the “right to be forgotten” in a case filed by a man who demanded Google Inc. eliminate five-year-old articles on his crime record from its search results. The court rejected the ...