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Bitcoin going mainstream as Japanese business signs on

Some 300,000 stores seen taking the virtual currency this year

A woman pays her gas bill in bitcoins.

TOKYO -- Virtual currencies are gaining traction in Japan, with restaurant operators and retailers realizing the benefits of a simple, transnational form of digital payment.

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