Kyoto’s Leisure Districts Start New Year

Kyoto’s leisure districts start New YearFour of the five traditional hanamachi entertainment districts in Kyoto held ceremonies to start business for the New Year on Saturday. Geiko (Kyoto’s version of geisha) and maiko apprentices pledged to develop dancing and other entertainment skills further for the year.

Sumo: Mongolian Yokozuna Off To Winning Start At New Year Tourney

Sumo: Mongolian yokozuna off to winning start at New Year tourneySumo's three Mongolian yokozuna had convincing wins on Sunday as the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament got under way before Japan's emperor and empress.
Kakuryu, who won his third career title in most-recent November tourney, was never troubled against Tochinoshin, latching onto a left overarm belt hold before sending the Georgian komusubi sprawling with a pulling throw for his 20th win in their career 21 meetings.

Fresh Start For 2017

Fresh start for 2017People across Japan have resumed business after a week of year end and New Year holidays.
Officials of Kumamoto Prefecture, which suffered widespread damage from a series of strong earthquakes last year, were back at work.

Infiniti’s Slow-burn Start In Australia Was Necessary, Local Boss Says

Infiniti’s slow-burn start in Australia was necessary, local boss saysThe head of Infiniti in Australia believes that offering a mostly ageing line-up through a small handful of dealers since the brand’s Australian launch in 2012 was a necessary phase before launching a broader spread of all-new models.

Speaking with CarAdvice, Infiniti Australia managing director Jean Philippe-Roux said that the company’s slow-burn start has given it time to build a dealer network and infrastructure, paving the way not only for the Q50 that debuted here in 2014, but also for the new Q30/QX30 twins and the big new Q60 coupe.

Toyota To Start Sales Of Fuel Cell Buses From Early 2017

Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses From Early 2017Toyota Motor Corporation will begin selling fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017.
Having already undergone repeated field tests for practical use, the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to utilise two of these fuel cell buses (model name: Toyota FC Bus) as fixed-route buses.

Yamaha Make Promising Start To Endurance Season At Bol D'or

Yamaha Make Promising Start To Endurance Season At Bol d'OrMaking a remarkable comeback during the second part of the Bol d'Or 24 Hour, GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team wrapped up a challenging 2016/2017 FIM Endurance World Championship season opener with an impressive ninth place. Enduring a rollercoaster of emotions, YART Yamaha Official EWC Team were forced to retire from a very strong runner-up position after 15 hours of intense racing.

Lexus Rc F Vs Bmw M4 From A Rolling Start

Lexus RC F vs BMW M4 From A Rolling StartWhile some reviewers say the Lexus RC F falls short of being a so-called M4-killer, others still point out that it's a more powerful car on paper.
A quick look at the specs shows the RC F rated at 477 PS (470 HP) and 530 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque, whereas the BMW M4 is only good for 431 PS (425 HP) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque.

Yamaha All Set To Start 2016/2017 Season At Bol D'or

Yamaha All Set to Start 2016/2017 Season at Bol d'OrWith the 2016 season decided at the round in Oschersleben three weeks ago, Yamaha is ready to hit the ground running at the first round of the 2016/2017 FIM Endurance World Championship season this weekend, the 80th edition of the iconic Bol d'Or 24 Hour race on Sept 17th -18th. The round in the South of France marks the start of the six-races long season that will see GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team in action again over the period from September 2016 to July 2017.

Sony Announces Future Lab Program N Will Start In The U.s.

Sony Announces Future Lab Program N will start in the U.S.The Future Lab Program, targeting the first concept prototype N, will kick off in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area communities, with the recruitment of participants for the program.
Future Lab Program N will start in the U.S., and will begin recruitment of program participants on Thursday, September 1, 2016.