New Tepco Executives Tripping Over Their Tongues

New TEPCO executives tripping over their tongues

Hoping to restore trust in embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co., the company's new chairman and president have instead generated unwanted criticism and hostility in their first gaffe-filled month on the job.

They have added to the problems facing the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which also is hoping to bring its idled reactors back online.

Minister Denies Report On New Vet School Plan

Minister denies report on new vet school plan

Local revitalization minister Kozo Yamamoto has denied media claims that he expressed the government's intention to help open a new veterinary school in Ehime Prefecture two months before the plan was officially approved. The school operator is chaired by a close friend of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun says Yamamoto visited the Japan Veterinary Medical Association on November 17th last year. It says he told senior officials there of the government's intention to approve Kake Educational Institution's plan to open the school in Imabari city.

Honda's New Phev Developed Based On Hev

Honda's New PHEV Developed Based on HEV

Honda Motor Co Ltd's new plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) announced at "Honda Meeting 2017" was equipped with the "i-MMD" two-motor hybrid system as a power train.

Honda Meeting 2017 is a test ride event that took place from June 5 to 7, 2017, for introducing the company's latest technologies.

Mazda Launches New Racing Team With Audi's Team Joest

Mazda Launches New Racing Team With Audi's Team Joest

One of the most accomplished manufacturers in sports prototype racing has announced a renewed assault on the American circuit, and it's partnered with one of the winningest teams in endurance racing to make it happen.

Starting next season, Mazda will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship together with Joest Racing. That'd be the same Joest that ran Audi's dominant Le Mans program until it was shut down last year.

New, Never-sold 2006 Mitsubishi Evo Draws $100k Bid On Ebay

New, never-sold 2006 Mitsubishi Evo draws $100K bid on eBay

Today, in the "OK, guess it must be worth that to somebody" department, we note that a California car dealer has an eBay listing for a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, still brand new and never titled, with nine miles on the odometer. Just another day on eBay, right, and just another car that didn't sell, was hoarded, or somehow forgotten in a barn? Not exactly. The top bid as of Wednesday morning was $100,100.

The Evo was a popular car (for a Mitsubishi) in its day, in a cult-of-personality way. And though its run ended with the 2015 model year, a quick inventory search shows there are still around 30 of them sitting brand-new on dealer lots, including the #0001-of-1,600 Lancer Evolution Final Edition, a $70,000 MSRP limited-edition car in Rally Red that a Brooklyn dealer is trying to move for $87,888. Most of the remainders are listed in the $30,000s, however.

Honda To Donate Funds For Every Of New Video Featuring Children And Asimo

Honda to Donate Funds for Every "Like" of New Video Featuring Children and ASIMO

Honda is inviting its fans on social media to help raise awareness and funds for the new Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Honda said today that it will donate $1 for every "Like" or "Share" of a new video of young patients interacting with Honda's ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, during a special appearance at the hospital. The video will be posted on Facebook: as well as Honda's CSR, YouTube and Twitter channels.

On June 20, 2017, Honda donated $1 million to establish the all-new Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. The Center will seek innovative ways to help young patients overcome conditions that limit mobility such as birth defects, disease or injury. The new center will also conduct spine motion analysis, sports performance programs and injury prevention programs. In addition, it will conduct extensive research in prosthetic and wheelchair development, with the mission of improving the mobility of all children.

Honda Gets 1st Look At New Mexican Home

Honda gets 1st look at new Mexican home

AFP PACHUCA, Mexico (AFP-Jiji) — Japan international Keisuke Honda surprised journalists by speaking passable Spanish as he gave his debut press conference Tuesday at his new club, Mexico's Pachuca.

The 31-year-old, who signed with the Mexican first-division club last week after a three-year stint at AC Milan, amused sports reporters covering his arrival in Mexico by greeting them with a nearly accentless "Hola a todos" (hello everyone).

Soccer: Honda Hopes To Make Mark At New Club Pachuca

Soccer: Honda hopes to make mark at new club Pachuca

PACHUCA, Mexico (Kyodo) -- Japan international midfielder Keisuke Honda said Tuesday he hopes to be a useful addition at his new club, Mexico's Pachuca, after he was unveiled as a member of the squad.

"I am happy to be a member of the team and hope I can help as much as possible," Honda told a press conference in Spanish.

Wacom Announces New 24-inch, 32-inch 4k Cintiq Pro Tablets

Wacom Announces New 24-inch, 32-inch 4K Cintiq Pro Tablets

Long before the iPad Pro came along, Wacom was pretty much the default company that many artists and professionals turned to for their drawing tablet needs. In fact while the iPad Pro might be the more mainstream option, Wacom's Cintiq tablets are actually still pretty popular, and it looks like the company has a couple more options for its users.

Wacom has recently announced that they will be adding two new Cintiq Pro models to its lineup come early 2018. These models are the Cintiq Pro 24 and the Cintiq Pro 32, both of which corresponds to their sizes, with the former offering a 24-inch display/drawing area, while the latter offers up a 32-inch display size.

New Lexus Ct200h Comes With Automatic Brake Supporting Pedestrians

New Lexus CT200h Comes With Automatic Brake Supporting Pedestrians

Toyota Motor Corp announced June 15, 2017, that the company will partially remodel the "CT200h" compact hatchback in the "Lexus" series of luxury cars and release it in the fall of 2017 in Japan.

The new CT200h will be equipped with an emergency automatic braking system that can detect pedestrians as a standard feature. Specifically, it will come with the "Lexus Safety System +" safe driving support system. It features not only the automatic braking function but also (1) a lane departure warning function, (2) function to keep a certain distance from a preceding vehicle, (3) function to detect the headlamps of an oncoming car with a camera and control the high beams of the user's vehicle.

Nissan Employs 'propilot' For New Leaf Ev

Nissan Employs 'ProPilot' for New Leaf EV

Nissan Motor Co Ltd announced June 23, 2017, that it will equip the fully-remodeled "Leaf" electric vehicle (EV) to be released in 2017 with its "ProPilot" driving support system.

In Japan, the ProPilot has already been employed for the "Serena" minivan and "X-Trail" SUV (sport utility vehicle). The new Leaf will the third vehicle that comes with the system.

How One Couple Got A New Infiniti For Under $18,000

How One Couple Got A New Infiniti For Under $18,000

If you're in the market for a new car in the United States and have less than $18,000 to spend, you'll find plenty of choices – but they'll mostly be econo-boxes like the Chevy Sonic, Kia Rio, or Fiat 500. You wouldn't expect to find something like a brand-new Infiniti crossover among them, yet that's just what one couple in Kentucky got.

Chris and Sherri Cooper saw an ad on Facebook for a 2017 Infiniti QX30, listed for $17,790 instead of the $35k MSRP (or <$30k base price). “I snapped a picture of it real quick and showed it to (my husband) and was like, ‘This is crazy. Look at the price of this brand new car,’” Sherri told local station WDRB.

Fresh And Furyous: New, Sporty And Feature Rich 2018 Honda Fit Goes On Sale Today

Fresh and Furyous: New, Sporty and Feature Rich 2018 Honda Fit Goes on Sale Today

The sporty and versatile new 2018 Honda Fit will begin to arrive at Honda dealerships today with a stylish new look, updated technology, available safety features and a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) starting at $16,190. The 2018 Honda Fit also adds a new Sport trim, as well as two new exterior colors, Helios Yellow and Orange Fury.

The refresh of the third generation Honda Fit enhances the 5-door subcompact's already best-in-class combination of passenger space, fuel efficiency, sophistication, practicality and affordability.