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Alibaba to open blockchain lab to boost business in Japan

Mar 28 (beincrypto.com) - Chinese tech giant Alibaba will open a blockchain laboratory in Japan next month in an effort to push Web3 adoption in the country.

The lab will be a collaboration between Tokyu Land Corporation and Skeleton Crew Studio and will enable game developers to learn about new blockchain technology and explore business opportunities. Skeleton Crew Studio specializes in virtual reality gaming.

In addition, Alibaba Cloud will launch a blockchain node service in Japan later in the year. The plan is to offer a more user-friendly experience for developers using Alibaba’s cloud infrastructure.

At present, the incubation center will only be open to a small group of existing customers who are currently working on projects with Alibaba.

The tech firm is also planning a hackathon in collaboration with Hash Key, the Hong Kong-based digital asset finance company. The first stage of which will start on April 2 in Tokyo. ...continue reading

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is set to undergo a significant overhaul of its disaster weather information, with experts proposing the introduction of a new 'Danger Alert' between the existing 'Special Warning' and 'Warning' categories. The final report on this review was compiled on Tuesday.

Himeji Castle, a popular tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage site, is currently considering a significant increase in admission fees for foreign visitors. The admission fee for adults is presently 1,000 yen, but the mayor of Himeji City has proposed raising the fee to 30 dollars for foreign tourists, a move that has sparked considerable debate.

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