News Headlines - 21 June 2018

TASS: Tokyo expresses regret over Russian missile-firing exercise due on Iturup Island - paper

The Japanese government has expressed its regret over Russia’s upcoming military exercise, scheduled as reported on Iturup Island (part of the Southern Kuril Islands challenged by Japan), Japan’s Yomiuri daily said on Sunday, adding that the Russian Foreign Ministry had been notified via the Japanese Embassy in Moscow.
According to this report, the Russian side has dismissed Tokyo’s statement, stressing that the exercise is held within Russia’s borders.

Cryptocurrency Tumbles After $32 Million South Korea Hack | Fortune

Bithumb, ranked No. 7 globally by traded value on Coinmarketcap.com, said on Wednesday that hackers stole about 35 billion won ($32 million) and that Ripple was among the coins taken. The exchange halted cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals, said it will compensate victims and moved investor assets to a so-called cold wallet, which is disconnected from the Internet and less vulnerable to theft.

Race to succeed SoftBank's Son takes off - Nikkei Asian Review

Nearly two years to the day SoftBank Group's one-time heir apparent Nikesh Arora stepped down as second-in-command, the Japanese technology and investment conglomerate officially installed a triumvirate of executive vice presidents now seen as front-runners to replace Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.

Japan and Senegal fans hailed for cleaning up stadiums after World Cup games | London Evening Standard

Football fans from Japan and Senegal were hailed after cleaning up the World Cup stadiums in Russia after the teams won their latest matches.
Both countries won their first group games on Tuesday at the tournament in Russia and were later pictured cleaning up while celebrating.
It is not the first time the Japanese fans, known as the Samurai Blue, have been spotted tidying up after the football.

Japan worker's pay docked for taking lunch 3 mins early

A Japanese city official has been reprimanded and fined for repeatedly leaving his desk during work hours -- but only for around three minutes to buy lunch... The news sparked a heated debate on Japanese social media, with many defending the official.








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