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Nissan Ambition 2030 plans 23 electrified models in 5 years

Nissan Ambition 2030 plans 23 electrified models in 5 years

In May last year, Nissan unveiled its Nissan Next plan to get its operations in line with sustainable goals. That meant cutting capacity and operations to match what it considered rational, sustainable goals of around 5 million sales per year and 6% global market share. In January of this year...

2022 Nissan Versa starts at $16,062, a $100 increase

2022 Nissan Versa starts at $16,062, a $100 increase

Nissan deemed the 2021 Versa so well prepared for 2022 that the automaker has only made one change to the subcompact sedan: plumping the price a bit. All Versas here are powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque pushing that output to the front...

2022 Nissan Maxima gets a trio of changes

2022 Nissan Maxima gets a trio of changes

The 2022 Nissan Maxima heads into the 2022 model year with scant few changes from the 2021 model year. The Platinum trim gets heated rear seats standard for next year, and Scarlet Timber Tintcoat replaces Carnelian Red Tintcoat on the exterior palette. And that's all she wrote for material alterations...

Acura Integra race plans hinge on Honda marketing

Acura Integra race plans hinge on Honda marketing

The 2023 Integra has mostly failed to create the stir from long-time enthusiasts that Acura had hoped it would. However, all is not lost; Acura could perhaps regain some street cred if they took the Integra racing, like they did with the Integras of the 80s and 90s. Brand head...

2022 Yamaha XSR900 gets more power and a 1980s-inspired design

2022 Yamaha XSR900 gets more power and a 1980s-inspired design

Yamaha's big news for the 2022 model year is the new MT-10, but the Japanese firm isn't forgetting about the rest of its range. It also unveiled a new version of the XSR900 with a more powerful three-cylinder engine, updated electronics, and a heritage-laced design.Like most motorcycles in the Yamaha...

Toyota GR Supra Jarama Racetrack Edition Pays A Visit To The Famous Spanish Circuit

Toyota GR Supra Jarama Racetrack Edition Pays A Visit To The Famous Spanish Circuit

A new limited-edition variant of the Toyota GR Supra dubbed the Jarama Racetrack Edition has just been launched in Europe.

Technology

Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

There are many gimbals in the market today, and for the most part, they’re sold separately from the camera. This...

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-Friendly Console

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-Friendly Console

For those unfamiliar, the Starlight Nintendo console was actually rolled out back in 2019 where it was initially available at...

Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

We wanted to wish all of our readers a wonderful and restful break over Christmas and New Year. Those interested...

Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles

Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles

These are like mini buses that can fetch as many as 20 passengers at a time. They are transparent and...

Sport

Sapporo outlines savings for 2030 Olympics bid

Sapporo outlines savings for 2030 Olympics bid

The city of Sapporo in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido has outlined a new plan, with reduced cost estimates, to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympic and Paralympics.The original plan announced in 2019 called for spending up to 370 billion yen, or 3.26 billion dollars.

Lots drawn for World Table Tennis Championships

Lots drawn for World Table Tennis Championships

In table tennis, Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Ito Mima appears set to face her Chinese rival Sun Yingsha in the semifinals of a global competition should both players remain in good form.Lots were drawn on Sunday to decide on the order of play in the World Table Tennis Championships, which are to kick off in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday.

News

Japan confirms first Omicron case

Japan confirms first Omicron case

Japan has confirmed its first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant.The government says the infected person recently arrived from the...

No new foreign arrivals at Narita Airport

No new foreign arrivals at Narita Airport

Japan stopped accepting new foreign arrivals on Tuesday due to concerns about the global spread of the Omicron variant.The first...

Cuisine

GOHAN LAB Steak of lean beef: Sugar turns meat brown, enhancing aroma, flavor

GOHAN LAB Steak of lean beef: Sugar turns meat brown, enhancing aroma, flavor

When cooking steak at home, lean meat is a recommended choice. Parts labeled as "beef round" ("momo") or "rump" ("rampu") are lean meat fit for steak. While the round is simple and light, the rump covering the hip to the rump is richer and softer.

Japanese Dessert Trends You Should Know About

Japanese Dessert Trends You Should Know About

The bubble tea craze has taken Japan by storm — so much so that it was even one of the symbols featured by a doll maker in Tokyo who represented Japan’s trending topics through ornate hina dolls. It comes as no surprise, then, that tapioca was named the country's Dish of the Year in 2019.

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...

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...