66% of middle schools to start judo classes: While physical education is fading fast here in the U.S., Japan is going the opposite direction. In a government initiative to promote cultural traditions, most Japanese middle schools will begin mandatory judo classes for their students. Sounds a lot more badass than home ec., that’s for sure. [via News On Japan]
Nintendo 3DS Hits 5 Million Sales in its First Year: Who says that Nintendon’t? Turns out that Nintendo’s 3D handheld has exceeded all expectations and broken sales records. The 3DS has also succeeded in giving me a headache when I tried to play on one, but I don’t think that was Nintendo’s plan. [via CrunchyRoll]
That’s it for this week in news. Did I miss anything? Which story was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
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