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2020 Honda Civic Type R gets data-logging

2020 Honda Civic Type R gets data-logging

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R gets a number of updates over the previous model, plus a wild special edition, but one that Honda just announced is actually for your phone. The company is launching a phone app called LogR that will record vehicle data when you're at a track.The...

2020 Honda Civic Type R Sport Line gets small wing

2020 Honda Civic Type R Sport Line gets small wing

A year and a half ago, we got our first glimpse at a Civic Type R sporting a wing that didn't touch the sky. And now that more subtle Civic is going into production as the 2020 Honda Civic Type R Sport Line. It features a number of changes that...

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition: more speed, less weight

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition: more speed, less weight

The Type R is the ultimate Civic from a performance standpoint, and now Honda has created an ultimate version of the ultimate Civic: the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition. It's an uninspired name for an eye-popping limited-edition car, only 600 of which will come to America.The immediately obvious...

Honda recalls 2018-2020 Odysseys due to short circuit risk

Honda recalls 2018-2020 Odysseys due to short circuit risk

Honda has announced a new recall on more than 200,000 Odyssey minivans, model years 2018 through 2020.  Due to a safety defect, a wiring harness could potentially be pinched, which could create a short circuit and therefore a fire risk.Honda first learned of a reported fire back in August 2018...

Honda Type R badge only for racing-related cars, NSX unlikely

Honda Type R badge only for racing-related cars, NSX unlikely

During a roundtable during a recent event hosted by Honda, we joined in on a roundtable interview with Honda Technical Consultant Ko Yamamoto and Honda Civic Type R Project Leader Hideki Kakinuma. Questions were asked about the Type R brand broadly, as well as the potential for some new projects...

Texans Can Now Switch From The LEAF To The GT-R With Nissan's New Subscription Service

Texans Can Now Switch From The LEAF To The GT-R With Nissan's New Subscription Service

Nissan is launching a subscription service model dubbed ‘Nissan Switch’, which the carmaker will test in the Greater Houston area.

Technology

Sony pulls out of MWC 2020 due to coronavirus risks

Sony pulls out of MWC 2020 due to coronavirus risks

Sony has officially pulled out of making an appearance at the MWC 2020 trade show, which is being held at...

Xperia 1 picks up 2020 iF Design Award

Xperia 1 picks up 2020 iF Design Award

Sony's design heritage is unquestioned, the company has picked up a number of design awards over the years, including for...

Xperia shipments see small bounce in calendar Q4 2019

Xperia shipments see small bounce in calendar Q4 2019

Sony has published its fiscal Q3 FY20 results, relating to the last calendar quarter of 2019. Sony has finally stem...

Chrome To Start Protecting Users From Insecure Downloads

Chrome To Start Protecting Users From Insecure Downloads

However, we get that not everyone is so tech savvy where they can distinguish a suspicious website from a legitimate...

News

Coronavirus: 2 cruise passengers die

Coronavirus: 2 cruise passengers die

Two passengers who were aboard the quarantined cruise ship docked near Tokyo have died. They had been hospitalized after showing...

Coronavirus: Japan reports more cases outside ship

Coronavirus: Japan reports more cases outside ship

Japan's health authorities confirmed seven new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday. That brings the total number of patients outside...

Sport

Olympic flame to arrive in Japan on March 20

Olympic flame to arrive in Japan on March 20

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say that a welcome ceremony for the Olympic flame will feature a flyover by an acrobatic flight team of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.The organizers said on Thursday that the team of fighter jets, known as Blue Impulse, will fly in formation to draw five huge circles with colored smoke, representing the Olympic...

Olympics-related events to go ahead as planned

Olympics-related events to go ahead as planned

Japan's Cabinet minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics says the government will not call for the cancellation or downsizing of Games-related events despite the new coronavirus outbreak.Seiko Hashimoto told reporters on Tuesday that the government's panel of experts has not urged restraint in organizing large-scale gatherings, and has allowed test events for the Olympics and Paralympics to...

Cuisine

GOHAN LAB/ Shrimp risotto: A guide on how to pick the right ingredients

GOHAN LAB/ Shrimp risotto: A guide on how to pick the right ingredients

Editor's note: The theme of Gohan Lab is to help people make simple, tasty "gohan" (meals).  

Pork belly and potato sandwich a popular breakfast item in Peru

Pork belly and potato sandwich a popular breakfast item in Peru

Those yet to experience the pleasure of Peruvian dishes may be surprised to learn that restaurants in Lima were named the world's sixth and seventh best last year. Two eateries in the country's capital earned spots on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list compiled by a British magazine last year, proving Peruvian cuisine is something not to be missed if you're...

Features

Performers forgo high fives with fans out of fear of coronavirus

Performers forgo high fives with fans out of fear of coronavirus

High fives and handshakes with fans are taboo amid the spread of the new coronovirus, as entertainers are being forced to take precautions against infection.The all-female Takarazuka Revue Co. theater...

From Paris to Tokyo: Park staff get miniatures ready for 2020

From Paris to Tokyo: Park staff get miniatures ready for 2020

NIKKO, Tochigi Prefecture--Peeling the spider web off the Eiffel Tower required a delicate touch.Luckily for the person doing it, the tower is only a 13-meter miniature of the real thing.

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...

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...