Onodera: Ospreys To Join Japan-us Exercise

Onodera: Ospreys to join Japan-US exercise

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera says Japan will demand safe flights of US Osprey transport aircraft when they take part in a joint Japan-US military exercise later this week.

The Japanese government asked US forces to ground the Ospreys after one crashed off Australia earlier this month. Three Marines were killed.

Nagasaki Demands Japan Join Nuke Ban Treaty On A-bomb Anniversary

Nagasaki demands Japan join nuke ban treaty on A-bomb anniversary

NAGASAKI (Kyodo) -- Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue demanded Wednesday that the Japanese government join a recently adopted treaty banning nuclear weapons, as the city marked the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing.

Taue's call for Japan's inclusion in the treaty adopted by 122 United Nations members last month followed an appeal last Sunday by the mayor of Hiroshima, Japan's other atomic-bombed city, to "bridge the gap" between nuclear and non-nuclear states to help realize a ban on nuclear weapons.

Nagasaki Demands Japan Join Nuke Ban Treaty At A-bomb Anniv.

Nagasaki demands Japan join nuke ban treaty at A-bomb anniv.

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue demanded Wednesday that the Japanese government join a recently adopted treaty banning nuclear weapons, as the city marked the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing.

Taue's call for Japan's inclusion in the treaty adopted by 122 United Nations members last month followed an appeal last Sunday by the mayor of Hiroshima, Japan's other atomic-bombed city, to "bridge the gap" between nuclear and non-nuclear states to help realize a ban on nuclear weapons.

Baseball: Darvish "humbled" To Join Star-studded Dodgers

Baseball: Darvish

Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish had only good things to say about the midseason trade that saw him end up with the Los Angeles Dodgers as he displayed humility and humor in an introductory press conference at SunTrust Park on Wednesday.

 Two days after leaving the Texas Rangers, his team of the past five and a half seasons including the 2015 season which he missed after undergoing elbow surgery, a characteristically stoic Darvish looked ahead rather than behind.

Flow And Minori Chihara Join For Bandai Namco Shanghai "anisong Party"

FLOW and Minori Chihara join for Bandai Namco Shanghai "Anisong Party"Anisong heavyweights FLOW and Minori Chihara performed a special collaboration concert in Shanghai, China, on June 9, delivering a 2-hour-plus set of anime song favorites, including a surprise cover version of Hironobu Kageyama (JAM Project)'s Dragon Ball Z theme "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA". For the show's encore, Minori Chihara joined FLOW onstage to sing along with the group's hit song "DAYS" from the anime Eureka Seven.

Mashiro Ayano And Angela Join Ax Lineup For Anisong World Matsuri

Mashiro Ayano and angela Join AX Lineup for Anisong World MatsuriJapanese anisong artists Mashiro Ayano (Fate/stay night, GUNSLINGER STRATOS, D.Gray-man HALLOW) and angela (FAFNER in the azure, K, KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA) will perform at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1. The renowned performers were announced on Day 3 of Anime Expo's week-long announcement event highlighting 2 new artists each day through Friday.

Envoy Calling Japanese Cyclists To Join Race In Italy

Envoy calling Japanese cyclists to join race in ItalyThe top Italian envoy to Tokyo is calling for Japanese cyclists to join a mountain race his homeland hosts in August as a biennial event aiming to boost relations between the two countries.

"We, as the embassy, will support the event that enables participants to discover good points of Japan and Italy," Ambassador Giorgio Starace told an event in Tokyo, referring to the Aug. 27 Italian round of the Mt. Fuji-Zoncolan Carnia Classic race, a project co-hosted by Shizuoka Prefecture and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.

Expect A Cheaper, Base Model Honda Civic Type R To Join Lineup In 2018

Expect a Cheaper, Base Model Honda Civic Type R to Join Lineup in 2018

A base Type R model will reportedly join the lineup for the 2018 model year.

The production Civic Type R made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and at the time, Honda confirmed it would be priced in the mid-$30,000 range for the U.S. and it would only be offered in one trim model. HondaPro Jason, who is privy to inside dealer information, now reports it is likely the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be introduced late spring in the U.S. in just Touring trim while a likely cheaper base model will join the lineup in 2018.

Amazon, Kumamoto Pref. Join Hands To Support Quake Recovery

Amazon, Kumamoto Pref. join hands to support quake recovery

Amazon.com Inc.'s Japan unit and the Kumamoto prefectural government have signed an agreement aimed at boosting sales of local specialties to support recovery following strong earthquakes that devastated the prefecture and its vicinity last April.

Under the agreement, a special section was created on the online retail giant's website to introduce the southwestern Japan prefecture's goods and provide information for tourists. Amazon will also promote the discovery of new products from the area through business meetings with local companies.

Century-old, Japanese-style Restaurants Join Forces To Survive

Century-old, Japanese-style restaurants join forces to surviveEighteen traditional restaurants around Japan have started a “century club” in hopes of saving old businesses that made it through World War II but are now struggling to survive.
These Japanese restaurants, all founded or operating in buildings constructed more than 100 years ago, formed the Hyakunen Ryotei Network (centenarian restaurant network) on March 7.

Infiniti And Renault Sport Formula One Join Forces To Create Project Black S

Infiniti and Renault Sport Formula One join forces to create Project Black SINFINITI's Project Black S explores the potential for a new INFINITI performance grade, featuring unique-for-the-road technology inspired by Formula One.
Suggesting a radical reinterpretation of the INFINITI Q60 coupe, the Project Black S features a stand-out, aerodynamically-optimized new design. It also hints at how a performance hybrid powertrain – developed in close collaboration with the Renault Sport Formula One Team – could significantly enhance the performance and dynamics of an INFINITI production car.

Ospreys To Join First Drill After Crash Landing

Ospreys to join first drill after crash landingThe US military will mobilize Osprey transport aircraft in a joint exercise with Japan next month.
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and US Marines will conduct drills at SDF facilities in Niigata and Gunma prefectures from March 6th for 12 days. Japanese and US officials have decided to use 6 Ospreys.