New Subaru 'xv' Features Enhanced Safety, Driving Performance

New Subaru 'XV' Features Enhanced Safety, Driving Performance

Subaru Corp announced April 6, 2017, that it will release a fully-remodeled "XV" compact SUV (sport utility vehicle) May 24, 2017.

This time, Subaru employed the "Subaru Global Platform (SGP)," which is used for the new "Impreza" sports sedan released in October 2016, to improve collision safety.

Nintendo Releases Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 'what's New' Trailer

Nintendo Releases Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 'What's New' Trailer

Given that pretty much every console Nintendo has released has received a copy or variant of Mario Kart, it did not come as a surprise to learn that the Nintendo Switch would also be getting a Mario Kart of its own. This comes in the form of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which is basically an enhanced version of the original Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U.

For those who are wondering about the game, Nintendo has recently published a video on YouTube in which they basically go over what are the new features that gamers can expect from Mario Kart 8. This includes a new battle mode, new characters that players can choose that are from other Nintendo franchises, and the game will also include all the DLCs that have been released for the game to date.

Street Fighter V To Get New Stage And Costumes On April 25

Street Fighter V To Get New Stage And Costumes On April 25

Heads up gamers, if you're looking forward to being able to play Street Fighter V in a new location or with new costumes, you'll be pleased to learn that Capcom has announced that come April 25, they will be adding the remastered Thailand stage as well as introducing three premium school costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Jun.

For those who are wondering what so special about this Thailand stage, well basically it is where players were first introduced to the iconic Street Fighter villain M. Bison in Street Fighter II, and this is basically a remastered version of the stage from back in the day in all of its new graphics glory, which we have to say looks pretty good.

Exile The Second To Release A New Single This Summer

EXILE THE SECOND to release a new single this summer

EXILE THE SECOND will release their new single "Summer Lover" on June 28.

This comes about four months since the release of their album "BORN TO BE WILD". Besides the title track, the single will include a number called "Body". The DVD will contain a music video; in addition, a documentary footage will be included with the EX FAMILY Official Shop, LDH Official Mobile Shop, and mu-mo Shop Editions. 

Shinjuku Ward Launches New Interpretation System

Shinjuku Ward launches new interpretation system

The Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward has introduced a new interpretation system that foreign residents can use to receive help with administrative procedures or consult with staff.

Under the new system, an interpreter translates conversations by video phone on a tablet. Services are available in 12 languages.

New Suvs, Green Vehicles Among Shanghai Motor Show Exhibits

New SUVs, green vehicles among Shanghai motor show exhibits

A major international motor show began in Shanghai on Wednesday with leading automakers showcasing new sport utility vehicles and environmentally friendly models.


Of the total 1,400 vehicles on display at Auto Shanghai 2017, 113 cars were unveiled for the first time, while 159 models, including electric vehicles, featured energy-saving technology, according to the organizer.

New Toyota Fun Concept Hints At China's Camry

New Toyota Fun Concept Hints At China's Camry

Those making their way to the Shanghai Auto Show this year might get hit with a strong case of déjà vu once they lay eyes on Toyota's Fun sedan concept.

Judging by its dimensions, shoulder line and A & C-pillar design, this concept seems to be previewing a car that we already know pretty well, namely the 2018 Toyota Camry, which already made its debut back in January at the Detroit Auto Show.

Sheena Ringo Collaborates With Tortoise Matsumoto For New Song

Sheena Ringo collaborates with Tortoise Matsumoto for new song

Sheena Ringo and Tortoise Matsumoto's duet number "Menuki Doori" has been picked up as the theme song for the new commercial complex 'GINZA SIX' to open on April 20. 

"Menuki Doori" is a new song that Sheena wrote in response to requests for "a new theme song for Ginza." While writing this song, she approached Tortoise Matsumoto, who she had been wanting to work with for sometime. She also invited Saito Neko as the conductor and arranger as well as a band to record the song. 

Arashi To Release A New Live Dvd/blu-ray In May

ARASHI to release a new live DVD/Blu-ray in May

ARASHI will be releasing a new live DVD/Blu-ray on May 31.

The live DVD/Blu-ray contains footage recorded from their performance at Tokyo Dome which was one of the shows in the group's 5-major dome tour "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 Are You Happy?"

The tour which attracted 855,000 audience members in total, had a theme of "How ARASHI feels about current ARASHI." One of the highlights was each member's produced songs and stage directions which showed each of their characteristics strongly.

Nishino Kana To Release New Single 'pa'

Nishino Kana to release new single 'Pa'

Nishino Kana will release her new single "Pa" on May 3.

The title track of Nishino's 30th single will be used as the CM song for Otsuka Foods' 'Vitamin Tansan Match'. It's a support song with pop sounds to wipe away the stress and anxiety of everyday life. The CM will begin airing on April 22. 

2018 Lexus Ls F Sport Is All Show, No Extra Go In New York

2018 Lexus LS F Sport Is All Show, No Extra Go In New York

Though the Toyota group's racing division in Germany has toyed with the idea, Lexus has never actually produced a full-on LS F. Much as Audi hasn't done an RS8, BMW an M7, or Jaguar an XJR-S – to take on the Mercedes-AMG S63 (much less the twelve-cylinder S65).

The vehicle you see here, however, can at least look the part. Captured on the floor of the Javitz Center where the 2017 New York Auto Show is currently under way is the new Lexus LS F Sport.

2018 Subaru Outback Gets New Style, Tons Of Tweaks

2018 Subaru Outback Gets New Style, Tons of Tweaks

Subaru has announced updates to the Outback for 2018, including new looks and fresh equipment. 

The styling changes come to the front and rear, highlighted by wider, lower grille openings along with new bumpers and a new daytime LED running light design. Redesigned plastic cladding up front is also said to help protect the vehicle from thrown mud and stones, while a new wheel design arrives for Limited-trim Outbacks.