All-new 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan On-sale Tomorrow

All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan On-Sale TomorrowThe completely redesigned, all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey arrives at Honda dealerships nationwide tomorrow with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 starting at $29,990. The Odyssey has been the best-selling minivan in America for the past seven years and is leading again in 20172. This fifth-generation Odyssey continues its evolution to meet the needs of changing American families, raising the bar for performance, cabin quietness, family-friendly interior space, comfort and connectivity in the minivan segment.

Mario Kart Is The Best-selling Racing Franchise Of All Time

Mario Kart Is The Best-Selling Racing Franchise Of All Time

When it comes to racing games, there are many that gamers can choose from. You can go for more street style racing with the Need For Speed franchise, or alternatively you can choose to race super cars with the Forza franchise. However if you want something fun and silly, there's Nintendo's Mario Kart.

So out of all the racing franchises out there, which is the most popular? While we can't speak for other countries, a recent report from the NPD Group has revealed that Mario Kart is the best-selling racing franchise of all time in the US. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the month's top-selling title. As a property, Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S."

Japan All The Rage In Asian Craze For Snaps Before Nuptials

Japan all the rage in Asian craze for snaps before nuptials

The photos of the brides and grooms set against the backdrop of Japanese landmarks looked great, but wait--the couples haven't got hitched yet.

"Pre-wedding photography" is all the rage across Asia, where families of the betrothed set great stock in showing off snaps for guests to admire on the Big Day.

The Story Behind The All-new Mazda Cx-5

The story behind the all-new Mazda CX-5In Japanese culture, everything happens for a reason and simplicity is a cornerstone of everyday life. And at Mazda we have a simple reason for what we do. It is this: To invigorate both body and spirit through the joy of driving. We want to create an emotional connection between the driver and the car. We call this Jinba Ittai.

Nissan Begins Campaign To Share Information On All-new Nissan Leaf

Nissan begins campaign to share information on all-new Nissan LEAFToday, the world gets its first glimpse at the next-generation LEAF, the next chapter in Nissan's Intelligent Zero-Emissions Mobility.
This "teaser" image, released via social media channels and to current LEAF owners, is the first in a series of photos and informational briefs scheduled this summer in preparation for the global reveal of the new Nissan LEAF later this year.

Japanese Retailer Sets Up "all Gender" Restrooms At Flagship Tokyo Store

Japanese retailer sets up

Japanese retailer Don Quijote Co. has unveiled a set of "all gender" restrooms at its new flagship store in Tokyo's Shibuya, offering facilities for the city's LGBT community and visitors.

The firm is offering three such toilets on the second floor of its "Mega Don Quijote" store, which opened on May 12, each equipped with accesibility features such as handrails and baby seats.

Motogp Could Get All-electric Support Class By 2019

MotoGP Could Get All-Electric Support Class By 2019

The boss of Dorna, the commercial rights holder of MotoGP, Carmelo Ezpeleta, says that an all-electric motorcycle racing series could launch as soon as 2019.

Electric has cemented itself on the world stage with the Formula E Championship but apart from electric classes at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Isle of Man TT, two-wheel, electric racing has yet to kick off.

Tokyo To Pay For All 2020 Temp Facilities

Tokyo to pay for all 2020 temp facilities

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says the metropolitan government will shoulder all the costs for preparing temporary facilities outside Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

The Tokyo metropolitan government had said it would present a broad outline by the end of March this year on the costs for temporary facilities.

Tokyo To Shoulder All Costs For Olympics Temp Facilities

Tokyo to shoulder all costs for Olympics temp facilities

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday the metropolitan government will in principle bear all the costs of temporary facilities for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be built outside the capital.

Following a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Koike also said the two sides agreed to seek a framework under which the games' organizing committee will shoulder half of the costs for holding the Paralympics, and the other half will be equally shared by the central and Tokyo governments.

Rugby: Japan Boss Joseph Believes Ireland Right Behind All Blacks, England

Rugby: Japan boss Joseph believes Ireland right behind All Blacks, England

Japan coach Jamie Joseph on Thursday dismissed the notion that the Brave Blossoms have an easy path to the quarterfinals following the 2019 Rugby World Cup draw, saying Ireland are the world's third strongest team behind only holders New Zealand and England.

Hope floated among the Japanese public after Wednesday's draw in Kyoto, where Joseph's side were slotted in Pool A with the Irish, Scotland, a qualifier from Europe and the winners of the qualifying playoff. None of the teams have won the World Cup before.

Earthquake Probability Maps Show Nearly All Of Japan At Risk

Earthquake probability maps show nearly all of Japan at risk

Southern Pacific coastal regions are at the greatest risk of earthquakes strong enough to topple buildings over the next 30 years, although almost every area of Japan is in danger, a report showed.

The grim but familiar warning was seen in the National Seismic Hazard Maps for 2017 released by the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion on April 27.