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Yamaha: Bradley Smith Injury Update

Yamaha: Bradley Smith Injury Update

Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Bradley Smith's participation in the final round of the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) for the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team came to an abrupt halt after the MotoGP-star suffered an unlucky crash towards the end of the Thursday morning Free Practice session. He was taken...

Nissan: Henry, the "Emotional Environmentalist"

Nissan: Henry, the "Emotional Environmentalist"

Six-year old Henry Marr wants to save the world. His passion for the earth and conservation was fueled this past spring when he watched a video at school about pollution. Henry was so upset that he broke down in the car when his mom picked him up from school. Allie...

Lexus to Race LC GT500 Coupe in 2017 Super GT Season

Lexus to Race LC GT500 Coupe in 2017 Super GT Season

Lexus Japan has announced the all-new LC coupe will replace the RC F as the factory GT500 race car in Japan’s Super GT series.With a 4-cylinder direct injection engine. 6-speed sequential transmission, the LC GT500 race car shares little with the production car outside of its appearance — however, the...

Canon introduces EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM L-series glass

Canon introduces EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM L-series glass

Coinciding with the announcement of the 5D Mark IV, Canon has introduced updates to two L-series lenses: the EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM. The 24-105mm F4L II offers improved image stabilization, claiming four stops to its predecessor's three, and adds air sphere coating...

2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs

2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs

Infiniti has launched its long-awaited Q30 ‘crossover’ in Australia with sharp pricing and what it claims is a ‘competitive level of standard specification’. For instance, Infiniti claims its entry-level GT model has standard kit that places it more as a mid-spec model.

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Goes On Sale In Japan

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Goes On Sale In Japan

With its exclusive styling and extra oomph, the facelifted Nissan GT-R Nismo is now available for order across Japan. It carries an 18,700,200 Yen ($186,342) starting price and benefits from a carbon fiber front bumper, redesigned canards, updated mesh pattern for the dark chrome V-motion grille and reinforced hood to...

Century CROS2EU3CP6G2 USB 3.0 & eSATA Cloning Docking Station

Century CROS2EU3CP6G2 USB 3.0 & eSATA Cloning Docking Station

Century Japan is gearing up to launch their newest USB 3.0 & eSATA cloning docking station, the CROS2EU3CP6G2. Measuring W148mm...

JVC launches Bluetooth Gumy headphone HA-F250BT

JVC launches Bluetooth Gumy headphone HA-F250BT

JVC today announced the launch of a new BluetoothGumy headphone- JVC Gumy HA-F250BT, with a range of 10 meters (32.8...

Sharp Releases The Aquos Z2 Smartphone

Sharp Releases The Aquos Z2 Smartphone

The Japanese company Sharp will soon release a new smartphone called Aquos Z2. The device will be on the Taiwanese...

Epson Endeavor TN21E Windows 10 Tablet Launched

Epson Endeavor TN21E Windows 10 Tablet Launched

Epson hits back by launching their newest Windows 10 tablet namely the Endeavor TN21E. Specs-wise, this mid-range tablet sports a...

News

Facility for disaster safety education popular with foreign tourists

Facility for disaster safety education popular with foreign tourists

A facility for learning about disaster safety precautions has become an unexpected hit with foreign tourists.Foreign tourists have been increasing...

Special version of popular snack used to promote struggling train line

Special version of popular snack used to promote struggling train line

Residents here have negotiated with a food maker to make a version of the popular "Umaibo" puffed corn snack with...

Sport

Baseball: Yanks' Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma to earn 11th win

Baseball: Yanks' Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma to earn 11th win

Masahiro Tanaka worked seven scoreless innings to outduel former teammate Hisashi Iwakuma and earn the win as the New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Wednesday.Tanaka (11-4), who succeeded Iwakuma as the ace of the Rakuten Eagles in Nippon Professional Baseball's Pacific League, turned in a vintage performance, consistently getting ahead of hitters and becoming a bulldog with...

Uchimura takes wish off bucket list--seeing Usain Bolt run

Uchimura takes wish off bucket list--seeing Usain Bolt run

While fans around the world may get a thrill out of watching Kohei Uchimura during gymnastics competition, the double gold medalist was keeping an eye out for someone else.Uchimura said he finally realized a long-held dream at the Rio Olympics. And this one had nothing to do with adding more gold medals to his growing collection.

Cuisine

Chicken yakitori

Chicken yakitori

Food writer Jill Dupleix hits the lantern-lit alleys of Tokyo in search of good 'chick-on-a-stick' and discovers a yakitori specialist who has raised the bar.

Slush tastes lush in Nara and served in many summer flavors

Slush tastes lush in Nara and served in many summer flavors

In the "holy land of ice," frozen water comes in many flavors.A bowl of "kakigori" shaved ice with a fruity flavor and often a topping or two is designed to be slurped to counter the summer heat.

Features

With 12 medals in judo, Japan is the country to watch in 2020

With 12 medals in judo, Japan is the country to watch in 2020

Coming in second always carries the stigma of defeat.But in the case of Hisayoshi Harasawa, winning a silver medal in the men's over-100 kilogram category in Rio on Aug. 12...

Kodo soloist turns wadaiko dream into reality

Kodo soloist turns wadaiko dream into reality

In a serene forest on the island of Sado in Niigata Prefecture, members of the world-renowned Kodo group pursue their creativity at the so-called Kodo-mura, or Kodo Village.This year, the...

Police on terrorism alert with eye toward 2020 Games

Police on terrorism alert with eye toward 2020 Games

A state of high alert is being implemented at venues associated with the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which opened Aug. 5, as terrorist attacks on soft targets — such as...

Martial Arts

With 12 medals in judo, Japan is the country to watch in 2020

With 12 medals in judo, Japan is the country to watch in 2020

Coming in second always carries the stigma of defeat.But in the case of Hisayoshi Harasawa, winning a silver medal in the men's over-100 kilogram category in Rio on Aug. 12...

Haga gets bronze in 100-kilogram

Haga gets bronze in 100-kilogram

Ryunosuke Haga grabbed the bronze medal in the men’s 100-kilogram division in judo on Thursday.Meanwhile, Japanese men’s rugby sevens lost to South Africa in the third-place match, finishing fourth place.

Mashu Baker hopes to win Olympic judo gold medal, give it to his mother

Mashu Baker hopes to win Olympic judo gold medal, give it to his mother

Mashu Baker is scheduled to compete in the men's 90-kilogram judo category for Japan for the first time at the Rio Olympics on Aug. 10, with hopes of winning a...