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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 9, 2018
Why Banksy's art stunt is economic genius
His shredding trick demonstrates the street artist's talent for exploring the ways in which people value art.
JAPAN
May 26, 2018
Yubari melons fetch record ¥3.2 million at season's first auction
A pair of melons grown in Yubari, Hokkaido, fetched a record ¥3.2 million in the first auction of the season Saturday at a wholesale market in Sapporo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Nov 21, 2017
Only known war memoirs by Emperor Hirohito to go up for auction in New York
The auction house Bonhams says the volumes, set to be auctioned on Dec. 6, are expected to fetch an estimated $100,000 to $150,000.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 5, 2017
Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary
Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 26, 2017
Pair of premium persimmons fetch ¥540,000 at season's first auction
A pair of high-end persimmons proved sweet in more ways than one when they fetched ¥540,000 ($4,750) at the season's first auction on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 12, 2017
Bought for €100, World War II Enigma machine fetches €45,000 at auction
Someone in Romania thought he'd made a fair amount of money when he sold an old typewriter for €100 ($115) at a flea market. He was wrong.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2016
New Year's salted herring roe sells for record ¥100,000
A rare selection of salted herring roe — a traditional Japanese New Year's dish said to bring good luck — has fetched a record price of more than ¥100,000 per kilogram at a wholesale market auction in the city of Osaka.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 21, 2016
Hitler's trousers, Goering's cyanide container sold at auction
Trousers with leather pockets worn by Adolf Hitler and a brass container that held the cyanide used by a top deputy to commit suicide were among a trove of Nazi memorabilia sold for hundreds of thousands of euros at an auction in Germany.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 14, 2016
Top U.S. auctioneers refused to sell gun from Trayvon Martin shooting
Two of America's leading auctioneers of guns refused on ethical grounds to handle the sale of the 9-mm pistol that George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2015
Man pleads guilty to stealing human brains from Indiana medical museum
A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 17, 2015
Sotheby's to auction off Japanese collector's 'Star Wars' hoard
The Sotheby's auction house said Tuesday it will hold its first sale of "Star Wars" memorabilia, which was amassed by a Japanese collector, the clothing designer and entrepreneur who goes by the name Nigo.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 10, 2015
Chinese buyer nabs Modigliani nude for $170 million — second-highest price ever paid at art auction
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Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 7, 2015
Titanic menu, JFK limo license plates head to auction block
A menu from the last dinner served to first-class passengers aboard the Titanic before it sank in 1912 is among a few surviving artifacts from the ill-fated ship's journey that were to be auctioned off on Saturday.
JAPAN
Oct 28, 2015
Yahoo Japan and Dentsu to launch auction-based fundraising service
Yahoo Japan Corp. and major advertising agency Dentsu Inc. will launch a new fundraising service in November, aimed at helping projects raise cash through the sale of used items.
BUSINESS
Oct 21, 2015
Auctions eyed for solar power providers under renewable energy incentive program
A Japanese government task force is considering auctioning as a way to manage the awarding of solar projects amid an overhaul of an incentive program to encourage clean energy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 31, 2015
Online trade in endangered species soars, spurring crackdown
Illegal online trade in furs and specimens of endangered animal and plant species has been rampant, prompting police and related authorities to bolster their countermeasures.
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2015
Bottle of Japanese whisky fetches record $118,500 at auction in Hong Kong
A bottle of 1960 Karuizawa whisky sold for 918,750 Hong Kong dollars ($118,500) at Bonhams in Hong Kong on Friday, setting an auction record for a Japanese whisky.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2015
Token badges given to lay judges turning up in online auctions
At least two of the commemorative badges given to people who served as lay judges were posted on the Yahoo Auction website and fetched around ¥6,000 each, it was learned Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 25, 2015
Auction brisk for commemorative cups bought at Tottori's sole Starbucks outlet
Since Saturday's opening of the first Starbucks outlet in Tottori Prefecture, Japan's least-populated prefecture and the last in which the coffee chain lacked a presence, limited editions of commemorative mugs and tumblers sold there have been fetching high prices in an Internet auction.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 13, 2015
Cartier ruby nets record $30.42 million
A Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats sold for a world record 28.25 million Swiss francs ($30.42 million) at a Tuesday auction that saw strong demand for colored stones and exceptional natural pearls, auction house Sotheby's said.

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