Joanna Ossinger
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 12, 2023
Crypto exchange Coinbase to close most of Japan operations
The shift comes as the firm cuts 20% of its workforce globally.
Japan Times
Nov 10, 2022
How Binance-FTX deal rocked the crypto world and then collapsed
While crypto might seem like a niche corner of finance, the saga between two of its top players has upended the crypto ecosystem and is likely to have far-reaching repercussions.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2021
Singapore has grand ambitions to become a global cryptocurrency hub
While nations differ vastly on its use — from outlawing it to embracing as legal tender — Singapore prepares to be at the forefront of crypto integration.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 14, 2021
North America the largest ransomware target, Chainalysis says
North America has been extorted for the most money by ransomware attackers of any region, according to a new report.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2021
Cryptocurrency market retakes $2 trillion market cap amid bitcoin gains
The total market value of cryptocurrencies rose above $2 trillion again as bitcoin continued to climb and the likes of Cardano, XRP and Dogecoin advanced as well.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2021
Singapore’s fintech chief has vision of Asian Silicon Valley
Singapore sees more investments pouring into fintech firms this year as the city-state seeks to become a regional hub for capital raising in areas from payments to robo-advisory.
Japan Times
Apr 4, 2021
NFT price crash stirs debate on whether stimulus-led fad is over
While some are skeptical, others who study the technology argue the use of blockchain to create scarcity for digital collectibles is a lasting innovation.
Japan Times
Feb 15, 2021
Bitcoin’s epic run is winning more attention on Wall Street
A week after Tesla announced its $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin, the digital asset is continuing to make inroads into traditional finance.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 11, 2021
‘Full-blown mania’: U.S. stock market jackpot bells just keep ringing
Bull market could continue for weeks, if not months, without so much as even a little reversal. But bubble warnings are starting to blare from every corner.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals