Tokyo Aquarium Clinches 'world First' With Flying Penguins Show

Tokyo aquarium clinches 'world first' with flying penguins show

When visitors enter the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district from July 12, they won't believe their eyes at the latest feature--and with good reason, as the "flying penguins" are a clever optical illusion.

The display appears to show penguins flying through the sky, thanks to a strategically placed rooftop water tank that perfectly shows through a view of high-rise buildings and blue sky.

14-meter-tall Giant Star Of Dinosaur Show

14-meter-tall giant star of dinosaur show

The Yomiuri ShimbunCHIBA — The Giga Dinosaur Exhibition 2017, which exhibits reconstructed full-body skeletons and fossil specimens from many dinosaurs, opened at Makuhari Messe in Mihama Ward, Chiba, on Saturday.

More than 200 objects including dinosaur fossils are on exhibit. Some of the items are being displayed in Japan for the first time.

Japan Tv Apologizes After Talk-show Guest Wears Hitler-like T-shirt

Japan TV apologizes after talk-show guest wears Hitler-like T-shirt

A Japanese entrepreneur once touted as a maverick business leader who could change Japan's clubby corporate culture caused a stir Wednesday for wearing a T-shirt showing a character resembling Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler on national television.

Japan's public broadcaster NHK apologized for offending people over the shirt worn by Takafumi Horie on one of its programs aired live. Horie donned the black shirt featuring the face of a man and the words "NO WAR."

Tap: The Last Show

Tap: The Last ShowShinjiro Watari (Yutaka Mizutani) is a former tap dancer. An accident that occurred on stage caused him to retire. He then worked as a stage director, but found difficulties in that role. Now, Shinjiro Watari spends his days drinking. A theater manager asks Shinjiro Watari to direct the last show of the theater. Shinjiro Watari begins work on the last show with young tap dancers.

V6-powered Lexus Ls 350 Debuts At China Auto Show

V6-Powered Lexus LS 350 Debuts at China Auto Show

Lexus has quietly debuted a new V6-powered variant of the new LS flagship at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao International Auto Show in China — the LS 350 will get a 10-speed transmission, 318 horsepower and 280 lb.ft-of-torque. Here are some photos from auto-sina.com.cn:

There's no official press release at this time, but it’s safe to assume the LS 350 is powered by the same 2GR-FKS engine found in the Japan-spec GS 350. This is a natural fit in China, where the competition are models like the 272-hp Mercedes S320 and 204-hp Audi A8.

Toyota Will Teach Kids To Drive At Tokyo Toy Show

Toyota will teach kids to drive at Tokyo Toy ShowThe Toyota Camatte concept is set to become a reality, with the Japanese automotive giant to open a kid’s driving school at this year’s International Tokyo Toy Show.

Called the Camatte School, kids and parents will be able to experience obtaining a driver’s licence – by learning how to operate the steering wheel, accelerator and brakes, and drive a car around a course.

Subaru Will Show A Wrx Sti Type Ra, Possibly With A Brz Sti, On June 8

Subaru will show a WRX STI Type RA, possibly with a BRZ STI, on June 8

Subaru just released another teaser photo today of a World Rally Blue STI model, and they also provided us with some information about what the car is. Apparently it is a new WRX STI Type RA, a name that Subaru fans will recognize as an indication of an ultra-hardcore version of the all-wheel-drive legend. As you can see from the teaser photo, this Type RA will have a carbon fiber roof without a sunroof. This WRX STI has more than that, though.

On 6/8/17, a better way to get your daily dose of fiber. #STI pic.twitter.com/kZBa6svyWP — Subaru (@subaru_usa) June 1, 2017

Sony Joins The First Los Angeles Audio Show Displaying High Quality Audio Products

Sony Joins the First Los Angeles Audio Show Displaying High Quality Audio ProductsIn collaboration with The Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society, the Los Angeles Audio Show (LAAS) welcomes the Japanese giant, Sony Electronics, to join the show’s exhibitors. Sony Electronics is at the forefront of technology innovation and entertainment and will be located in the Hermosa Ballroom with participation crossing six of LAAS’ activity categories including Private Listening Rooms, Dolby Atmos® Cinema, and Car Audio.

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.

Soccer: Monaco Show Support To Japan's Quake-hit Kumamoto In Ligue 1 Game

Soccer: Monaco show support to Japan's quake-hit Kumamoto in Ligue 1 game

French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco showed their support for relief efforts in quake-hit Kumamoto, southwestern Japan, on Saturday, when they held their home game with Toulouse as a charity match for the region.

Video clips showing recovery efforts in the prefecture were displayed before the game and during the half-time at Stade Louis II. Kumamoto was hit by two huge quakes in April last year that directly killed 50 people.

James Bond's '60s Car And 3 Other 2000gts On Show In Aichi

James Bond's '60s car and 3 other 2000GTs on show in Aichi

NAGAKUTE, Aichi Prefecture--The legendary 2000GT sports car that 007 whizzed around in during "You Only Live Twice" is heading the pack at an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the classy Toyota Motor Corp. model.

Three other 2000GT cars will also be exhibited in the annex of the Toyota Automobile Museum here from April 25.

Ricoh To Show-off 4k-capable Theta 360-degree Camera At Nab

Ricoh to show-off 4K-capable Theta 360-degree camera at NAB

Ricoh will be showcasing a prototype Theta 360 camera that can capture 4K clips and live-stream video at the annual NAB show next week. In addition to its video capture and streaming capabilities, the Theta concept will also have four microphones, allowing it to capture 'spatial surround-sound audio.'

In an interview at Photokina last year Ricoh told our Richard Butler that putting such features into the current form factor would be difficult due to processing power and heat management, so it will be interesting to see how they pulled it off.

Photo Gallery: The 2018 Lexus Nx At The Shanghai Motor Show

Photo Gallery: The 2018 Lexus NX at the Shanghai Motor Show

After extensive searching, here is the only known photo gallery of the updated 2018 Lexus NX F SPORT at the Shanghai Motor Show — big shout out to Car Watch Japan:

(It's hard to tell from the CGI images and these postage stamp photos, but my early impressions of the new NX are very strong — the design didn't really need too much tweaking, and Lexus managed to modernize without going overboard.)

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.