Toyota Outfits The C-hr And 86 With Trd Parts For 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Outfits the C-HR and 86 with TRD Parts for 2017 Tokyo Auto SalonToyota’s aftermarket division TRD has put together some one-off versions of the C-HR crossover and 86 sports car to show off at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
A total of six different TRD-tuned models are on display at the Toyota stand in Tokyo this year, bringing along plenty of body modifications, custom wheels and tons of add-ons.

New Civic Type R Prototype Makes Asia Debut At The 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

New Civic Type R Prototype makes Asia debut at the 2017 Tokyo Auto SalonThe new Honda Civic Type R Prototype has had its official Asian market debut at Japan’s specialist high-performance and custom car show, the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon. The Prototype previews elements of the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R which will be officially unveiled later this year.

Shimizu Eyes Karate’s Debut At 2020 Tokyo Games

Shimizu eyes karate’s debut at 2020 Tokyo GamesWith karate added to the Olympic program for the 2020 Tokyo Games, world champion Kiyo Shimizu watched the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a different perspective than usual.
“As I was watching, I was asking myself what would I be feeling if I were on the Olympic stage. I thought, do Olympic athletes care about such and such? It became a good learning experience,” Shimizu said.

Shrine In Tokyo Accepts E-money Offerings

Shrine in Tokyo accepts e-money offeringsAtago Shrine in Minato Ward, Tokyo, accepted electronic money offerings on Wednesday from visitors not carrying coins when praying on New Year’s visits.
In 2014, after an offer from online shopping mall operator Rakuten Inc., the shrine started carrying out a one-day trial for offerings of Rakuten’s Edy e-money on Jan. 4.

Tokyo's Haneda Airport To Get Renovations

Tokyo's Haneda Airport to get renovationsJapan's transport ministry will carry out renovations at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Ministry officials plan to increase the annual number of international departures and landings at the airport by 39,000 to about 99,000 by 2020.

Parties To Discuss Cost Sharing For Tokyo Olympics

Parties to discuss cost sharing for Tokyo OlympicsParties involved in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will soon start a serious debate on how to share the huge costs of hosting the Games.

The organizing committee estimates that total could be up to 1.8 trillion yen, or about 15 billion dollars.

Athletics: Aoyama Gakuin Takes 1st Leg Of Tokyo-hakone Ekiden

Athletics: Aoyama Gakuin takes 1st leg of Tokyo-Hakone ekidenAoyama Gakuin University won the first leg of the two-day Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay Monday, taking the outward half of the race for the third straight year.
Five runners from Aoyama Gakuin, aiming for its third consecutive overall title, clocked a combined 5 hours, 33 minutes, 45 seconds over 107.5 kilometers from Tokyo's Otemachi business district to Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Daihatsu To Dominate Tokyo Auto Salon With 11 Diminutive Concepts

Daihatsu to dominate Tokyo Auto Salon with 11 diminutive conceptsFor a relatively small car company, Daihatsu is planning to put on a big show at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon.

The Toyota-owned small car specialist will showcase 11 custom concepts all based on current production models that have been neatly modified.

The 11 concepts fall under four overarching themes; Grand Custom, Sporza, Beach Cruising or Cross Field.

Tokyo Airport Now Has Toilet Paper For Smartphones

Tokyo airport now has toilet paper for smartphonesTalk abut some slick marketing. NTTDoCoMo one of Japan’s largest mobile operator has developed a smartphone only toilet paper. These special rolls are installed at the toilets of Tokyo’s Narita airport. Their purpose, well, to clean your smartphone screen and rid the phone of germs. The toilet paper is printed with vital information which include WiFi service instructions, travel information and details of translation services.

Memorial Held In Tokyo To Pray For An End To The Killing In Aleppo

Memorial held in Tokyo to pray for an end to the killing in AleppoAbout 70 people joined a candlelight memorial in Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Dec. 18 for the lives lost in the war-devastated city of Aleppo in Syria.
The peace seekers gathered at the Hachiko rendezvous square adjacent to the famed Scramble Crossing intersection in response to calls sent through social media by university students in the capital.

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017 Finds New Tokyo Home

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017 finds new Tokyo homeWith an exciting new venue on tap, the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2017 is headed for five cinemas in the Ikebukuro district in the capital’s Toshima Ward in March, showcasing about 100 animated works from around the world.
The annual TAAF, entering its fourth year, had been held in a multiplex in the Nihonbashi district.