Indian police arrest 3 for gang rape of Japanese scholar

Japan Society News - January 3, 2015 - 00:32
Police arrested three Indians for allegedly gang raping a 22-year-old Japanese research scholar near a Buddhist pilgrimage center in eastern India, police said Friday. (AP)
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Peach plans hubs outside Japan

Japan Business News - January 3, 2015 - 00:29
Low-cost carrier Peach Aviation is looking to add more hubs, possibly choosing from among airports serving Seoul, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. (Nikkei)
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More private junior high schools add English testing to entrance exams

Japan Education News - January 3, 2015 - 00:25
A growing number of private junior high schools are introducing English testing in their entrance examinations in anticipation of the language being emphasized in elementary schools in coming years to improve students' conversation ability. (Asahi)
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Nissan to broaden eco-car lineup with new electrics, hybrid

Japan Business News - January 3, 2015 - 00:23
Nissan Motor will release two new electric vehicles and add a hybrid version of its mainstay compact as early as fiscal 2016, aiming to broaden its selection of environmentally friendly vehicles. (Nikkei)
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Princess Kako joins imperial New Year's public greeting event for 1st time

Japan Society News - January 3, 2015 - 00:18
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Fumihito, made her debut at an annual New Year's greeting event held for the public at the Imperial Palace on Jan. 2. (Asahi)
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Tokyo department stores draw bargain hunters, foreigners

Japan Business News - January 3, 2015 - 00:17
Even amid sluggish domestic consumption, major Tokyo department stores pulled in plenty of bargain hunters with their New Year's sales. (Nikkei)
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3 suspicious fires reported one after another in Saitama

Japan Society News - January 3, 2015 - 00:09
Police said three suspicious fires were reported Thursday night and early Friday morning in Saitama Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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