Man drives car into crowd in Japan

Japan Society News - February 23, 2014 - 21:39
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after intentionally steering his car onto a footpath and hitting 12 pedestrians in the Japanese city of Nagoya. (SBS)
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Japan takes baby steps toward a proper debate about animal rights

Japan Education News - February 23, 2014 - 01:10
On Jan. 10, convenience store chain Family Mart started selling a new bentō (boxed lunch) with a heavy-duty name to complement its hefty ¥600 price: Famima Premium Koroge Wagyu-iri Hamburger Bento, which "contains" high-quality Japanese ground beef. For an added touch of extravagance, it also came with a side of foie gras. (Japan Times)
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Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

Japan Business News - February 23, 2014 - 01:06
Mexico is on track to become the United States' No. 1 source of imported cars by the end of next year, overtaking Japan and Canada in a manufacturing boom that's turning the auto industry into a bigger source of dollars than money sent home by migrants. (Washington Post)
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Japan public sceptical on death penalty: study

Japan Society News - February 23, 2014 - 01:04
Japan's public is less enthusiastic about capital punishment than government research shows, a new study has claimed, amid an acceleration in the rate of executions under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (AFP)
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Scientists survey faults at Shika nuke plant

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 23, 2014 - 00:51
Japanese scientists have conducted an on-the-spot survey of a fault running beneath the Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan. (NHK)
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Japan Crown Prince backs parents on shift to cremation

Japan Society News - February 23, 2014 - 00:47
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito has expressed support for his parents' hopes to be cremated after they die in a historic shift from burial. (Jiji Press)
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South Koreans rally over disputed islands with Japan

Japan Politics News - February 23, 2014 - 00:40
South Korean students and activists have staged a protest rally against Japan in the capital, Seoul, calling on Tokyo to drop its claims over a group of disputed islands. (PressTV)
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