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Old Subaru And Classic Beetle Join Hands In Unholy Matrimony

Old Subaru And Classic Beetle Join Hands In Unholy Matrimony

Somebody definitely invested a lot of time and effort into making this Subaru-VW hybrid look like one car instead of two. It may be weird, but at least it’s not poorly executed, right?

Toyota Wins At Le Mans With Fernando Alonso, Nakajima, and Buemi

Toyota Wins At Le Mans With Fernando Alonso, Nakajima, and Buemi

Toyota has claimed its maiden victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours and Fernando Alonso has moved one step closer to capturing motorsport’s ‘Triple Crown’.

Third-Gen Nissan Qashqai Reportedly Due In 2020 With Hybrid Technology

Third-Gen Nissan Qashqai Reportedly Due In 2020 With Hybrid Technology

Nissan kept the first generation Qashqai in production between 2006 and 2013. Its replacement is current 5 years old, so the company is thinking about its successor.

2019 Suzuki Jimny: First Official Images And Info Ahead Of June 18 Reveal

2019 Suzuki Jimny: First Official Images And Info Ahead Of June 18 Reveal

Suzuki released the first official images of the all-new Jimny, the latest version of the company's tiny off-road warrior which will be revealed in full on June 18.

Toyota Showcases Its Future Hypercar At Le Mans Victory Celebration

Toyota Showcases Its Future Hypercar At Le Mans Victory Celebration

Toyota has a lot to celebrate at Le Mans this year. With its main rivals now out of the picture, it finally bagged overall victory. And it’s marking the occasion not only by showcasing its GR Super Sport concept, but confirming that development is under way.

Toyota Showcases Its Future Hypercar At Le Mans Victory Celebration

Toyota Showcases Its Future Hypercar At Le Mans Victory Celebration

Toyota has a lot to celebrate at Le Mans this year. With its main rivals now out of the picture, it finally bagged overall victory. And it’s marking the occasion not only by showcasing its GR Super Sport concept, but confirming that development is under way.

Nintendo Says Labo Sales Have Met Their Expectations

Nintendo Says Labo Sales Have Met Their Expectations

Earlier this year Nintendo unveiled the Labo. It does feel a tad niche and we're sure that there are some...

Nintendo Celebrating E3 2018 With A Sale On Switch & 3DS Games

Nintendo Celebrating E3 2018 With A Sale On Switch & 3DS Games

If you've been meaning to get your hands on some Nintendo Switch and/or 3DS titles but felt that some of...

Tetsuya Nomura Reassures That Final Fantasy VII Remake Is In Development

Tetsuya Nomura Reassures That Final Fantasy VII Remake Is In Development

While Kingdom Hearts 3 was no doubt the focus on Square Enix's E3 2018 presentation, a notable absence at Square...

New Xperia Home launcher in development from Sony

New Xperia Home launcher in development from Sony

A few days ago we reported that Sony Mobile had ceased development of its Xperia Home launcher, with the app...

News

Hundreds of thousands of patients with difficult to cure diseases lose gov't support

Hundreds of thousands of patients with difficult to cure diseases lose gov't support

An estimated 100,000 or more patients with difficult to cure diseases lost coverage under...

Kyushu Uni. historical furniture preservation crisis solved by crowdfunding efforts

Kyushu Uni. historical furniture preservation crisis solved by crowdfunding efforts

FUKUOKA -- Wooden furniture seeped in history from Kyushu University's Hakozaki Campus in this...

Sport

Soccer: Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0

Soccer: Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) -- Sweden got the break it needed from the video review system, and team captain Andreas Granqvist didn't waste the chance. Granqvist slid his penalty kick into the bottom right corner of the net in the 65th minute to give Sweden a 1-0...

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

SARANSK, Russia (AP) -- Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's World Cup squad some unsettling moments. Coach Akira Nishino, who built his professional reputation coaching Gamba Osaka, said he and a number of...

Cuisine

'Power food' of old, deceptively moreish 'tororo' grated yam soup

'Power food' of old, deceptively moreish 'tororo' grated yam soup

Chojiya is a restaurant specializing in "tororo" (grated yam) dishes located in Shizuoka city's Suruga Ward, an area that retains the feel of Mariko-juku, one of the many stations of the old Tokaido route. The establishment replaced its symbolic thatched roof this spring and continues to attract many visitors from Japan and abroad, yet Kaoru Shibayama, the 64-year-old proprietor, says, "Our...

Time-honored 'tororo' grated yam, fried with 'jinenjo' jam

Time-honored 'tororo' grated yam, fried with 'jinenjo' jam

Inside a thatch-roofed house on the former site of Mariko-juku, one of the many stations of the old Tokaido route, is Chojiya, a restaurant specializing in "tororo" (grated yam) dishes, located about five kilometers southwest of Shizuoka Station. Although Chojiya, which is said to have been established as the Sengoku period (Age of warring states) was drawing to a close, the...

Features

Birthplace of Toyota vehicles to open to public in Aichi in July

Birthplace of Toyota vehicles to open to public in Aichi in July

KARIYA, Aichi Prefecture--Rescued from demolition, a wooden factory building where Toyota Motor Corp. founder Kiichiro Toyoda built his first passenger car prototype in 1935, will open to the public on...

KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Lacquerware maker goes modern to lure young customers

KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Lacquerware maker goes modern to lure young customers

A centuries-old Kyoto-style lacquerware maker wants to put its softly rounded cups snugly into the hands of younger generations. The Tsubomi Cup is the product of Zohiko, whose main shop is...

Martial Arts

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...