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For Yuji Nakamura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sega embraces rogue fan programmers with retro Sonic sequel

/ Aug 10, 2017

Sega embraces rogue fan programmers with retro Sonic sequel

Sega is doing what Nintendon't. Instead of shutting down programmers and artists making unlicensed Sonic the Hedgehog fan games, Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. is giving them jobs. Ever since the speedy blue mammal debuted on the Sega Genesis in 1991, it's been the company's most ...

BITPoint in talks to add bitcoin payments to outlets across Japan

/ May 29, 2017

BITPoint in talks to add bitcoin payments to outlets across Japan

BITPoint Japan, the company behind Peach Aviation's move to let travelers use bitcoin to pay for tickets, is planning to give hundreds of thousands of retail outlets the ability to accept the digital currency. "We're holding discussions with a retail-related company," Genki Oda, BITPoint's president, ...