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Junkyard Gem: 1998 Isuzu Oasis

Junkyard Gem: 1998 Isuzu Oasis

When I'm crawling through a big self-service wrecking yard (as I do at least once a week) in search of interesting discarded vehicles, the top of my "look for" list always includes weird and obscure examples of badge engineering, the weirder and more obscure the better. So far the Nissan-made...

Toyota adding automatic engine shutoff and automatic park to many 2020 models

Toyota adding automatic engine shutoff and automatic park to many 2020 models

Toyota intends to further enhance the safety of its 2020 models with two new customer protection features for the North American market: automatic engine shutoff and automatic park. For cars equipped with the carmaker's Smart Key System keyless entry, automatic engine shutoff does exactly what it says "after a pre-determined...

Delta 4×4 Gives 2019 Suzuki Jimny A Costly Paris-Dakar Rally Makeover

Delta 4×4 Gives 2019 Suzuki Jimny A Costly Paris-Dakar Rally Makeover

German tuner Delta 4×4 has built an off-road-prepped 2019 Jimny that pays tribute to one of its illustrious predecessors, the LJ80 that was built between 1978 and 1982.

Honda City Car Lets You Take A Hot Bath And Relax While Being Driven Around

Honda City Car Lets You Take A Hot Bath And Relax While Being Driven Around

Have you ever been driving along and started to wish that your car had an onboard hot spring which you could jump into to enjoy a warm bath? Maybe, maybe not.

Nissan Willing To Budge To Make Renault Happy Moving Forward

Nissan Willing To Budge To Make Renault Happy Moving Forward

Nissan is considering appeasing its Alliance partner Renault by offering the French carmaker multiple seats on planned oversight committees after the latter expressed discontent with a proposed governance reform.

Clean In Japan: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Gains 143 HP 2.2L Diesel In Its Homeland

Clean In Japan: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Gains 143 HP 2.2L Diesel In Its Homeland

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is now available with a 2.2-liter diesel engine in its home market.

Technology

New Toyota Vehicles Will Feature Auto-Engine Shut Off And Auto-Park

New Toyota Vehicles Will Feature Auto-Engine Shut Off And Auto-Park

Toyota Motor North America has announced two new feature updates for its lineup which include Automatic Engine Shut Off...

Square Enix Is Considering A Subscription Service For Its Games

Square Enix Is Considering A Subscription Service For Its Games

Speaking to Game Informer, Square Enix’s President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda was quoted as saying, “We’re working on that in...

Future Toyota Cars Will Have Automatic Engine Shut Off And Automatic Parking

Future Toyota Cars Will Have Automatic Engine Shut Off And Automatic Parking

Leaving your car idling is probably one of the worst things you could do as far as fuel consumption is...

Final Fantasy 7 Remake 'First Class' Collector's Edition Revealed

Final Fantasy 7 Remake 'First Class' Collector's Edition Revealed

Dubbed “First Class”, this is a collector’s edition of the game that hardcore fans probably don’t want to miss out...

News

Police to seek warrant for attempted murder suspect

Police to seek warrant for attempted murder suspect

Police in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, plan to request an arrest warrant for a Tokyo resident on suspicion of attempted...

Chinese ship conducts survey in Japan's EEZ

Chinese ship conducts survey in Japan's EEZ

Japanese Coast Guard officials say a Chinese ship has apparently conducted a survey without consent in Japan's exclusive economic zone...

Sport

Japan U22 soccer team finishes in second place

Japan U22 soccer team finishes in second place

In soccer, Japan's national Under-22 squad finished in second place after being defeated by Brazil in the final of an international competition in France.Japan advanced to the final of the Toulon Tournament for the first time after beating Mexico in penalty kick shootouts.

Rising soccer player Kubo to join Real Madrid

Rising soccer player Kubo to join Real Madrid

Sources say 18-year-old Japanese soccer player Takefusa Kubo has agreed to join Spain's Real Madrid.Kubo became the second-youngest player to make a debut with Japan's national team earlier this month.

Cuisine

Milan pasta with tomato sauce has a simple but profound flavor

Milan pasta with tomato sauce has a simple but profound flavor

In a mansion standing in a prime location in Milan, a servant polishes silver tableware while a personal chef shows off his skills for the epicurean family that calls it home. It's not a scene from a film, but a snippet out of the daily life that chef Tetsuo Ota experienced in his early 30s. At that time, Ota, who is...

Rice and bamboo shoots, sweet yet bitter, heralds arrival of spring

Rice and bamboo shoots, sweet yet bitter, heralds arrival of spring

Although it was not quite in season yet, the freshly parboiled bamboo shoot tasted amazingly sweet. The subtle tang in the aftertaste suggested the arrival of spring. Rice cooked with large pieces of bamboo shoots, complete with the vivid young leaf buds of Japanese pepper, is also a feast for the eyes.

Features

Asahi buys Fuller's beer business for $327 million

Asahi buys Fuller's beer business for $327 million

LONDON--Japanese brewer Asahi is buying the beer business of Britain's Fuller Smith & Turner's for 250 million pounds ($327 million), in a deal that includes its flagship London Pride.The deal...

Imperial Guard members show determination in Tokyo parade

Imperial Guard members show determination in Tokyo parade

About 250 Imperial Guard Headquarters members paraded solemnly through central Tokyo on Jan. 25 with unwavering determination ahead of the upcoming historical events in accordance with Emperor Akihito's abdication of...

Sights, sounds of Showa Era greet visitors to Fukui culture museum

Sights, sounds of Showa Era greet visitors to Fukui culture museum

FUKUI--A permanent exhibition at the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History here allows visitors to travel back to the Showa Era (1926-1989) to see how people's lives were beginning to...

Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez set for Japan debuts

MARTIAL ARTS/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez set for Japan debuts

LOS ANGELES--Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts at the mixed martial arts promotion's first show in Japan on March 31. One Championship on Wednesday revealed several...

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura wins mixed martial arts match at Deep Jewels 18

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura wins mixed martial arts match at Deep Jewels 18

Kamen Joshi member Nanaka Kawamura won her mixed martial arts match at the Deep Jewels 18 fighting event on December 3.Kawamura is the first active idol to participate in this...

Japanese swords carve out larger fanbase

Japanese swords carve out larger fanbase

By Akihiro Takeda / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterMore and more people are being drawn to the wonder of Japanese swords, with a sizable number actually wanting to hold one in...