David Yaffe-Bellany
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2022
‘The music has stopped’: Crypto firms quake as prices fall
A global industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars rose up practically overnight. Now it is crashing down.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 1, 2022
How influencers hype crypto, without disclosing their financial ties
Some promoters are not well known outside crypto circles but have large followings on social media, where they broadcast market tips, interspersed with sponsored content.
Japan Times
May 13, 2022
Cryptocurrencies melt down in a ‘perfect storm’ of fear and panic
The moment of panic amounted to the worst reset in cryptocurrencies since bitcoin plummeted 80% in 2018.
Japan Times
Feb 24, 2022
Russia could use cryptocurrency to blunt the force of U.S. sanctions
Sanctions have been a powerful tool for the U.S. because of the dollar's dominance in the global economy, but today's digital marketplace is changing that.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Mar 2, 2021
Escape artists accused of freeing Carlos Ghosn can't evade reckoning in Japan
Emails, court documents and more than a dozen interviews detail the Taylors' failed quest to employ tactics that let so many well-connected people avoid legal trouble in the Trump era.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 2, 2020
U.S. prosecutors probe suspected effort to buy a presidential pardon
The disclosure of an alleged attempt to purchase a pardon comes as the term of U.S. President Donald Trump winds to an end, which is traditionally a time when pardons are meted out.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 6, 2020
Ghosn helpers to stay in U.S. while judge weighs Japan torture claim
The Taylors would be placed in solitary confinement, interrogated without their lawyers present and face 'yelling and denial of medical treatment,” their lawyer argued.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 18, 2020
Carlos Ghosn probe finds daughter met accused escape accomplice
Carlos Ghosn insists his wife and four adult children played no part in his dramatic escape from Japan in a crate that was smuggled aboard a private plane.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world