News Headlines - 27 February 2011

▽NZ promises Japan, China probe into school tragedy - Inquirer.net
New Zealand Sunday assured Japan and China it would "vigorously" probe the collapse in last week's quake of a building in which dozens of foreign students are thought to have died.

▽Japan rattled over online exam leaks - Straits Times
JAPAN'S elite universities have had their entrance exams - the most important hurdle in any Japanese student's life - compromised by efforts to seek online help during the tests, they admitted on Sunday.
Maths and English questions from the entrance examinations for the prestigious Kyoto University were placed on Yahoo! Japan's question-and-answer service web page on Friday and Saturday.

▽Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc: New Pink Version Releasing in Japan - Product Reviews
We have some rather interesting news now regarding the launch of the much-anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc smartphone, with reports coming in of a new “sakura pink” version. However, before you all get excited, it appears that it will only be available in Japan for now.

▽Japan: 400,000 3DS shipped, sold out in 24 hours - Computerandvideogames.com
According to a Nikkei report (Andriasang), Nintendo shipped 400,000 units to Japan for its launch this weekend. Obviously, that wasn't nearly enough to satisfy the crowds of 3D-hungry gamers who rushed to stores to grab a console.

▽Report: Japanese consortium to bid for high-speed rail project in California - FavStocks
The Nikkei reports that East Japan Railway Co. will team up with other Japanese firms, including Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Sumitomo Corp., Nippon Sharyo Ltd., Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in bidding for a high-speed railway project in California.







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