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2020 Honda Freed Gets Facelifted In Japan, Gains SUV-Style Crosstar Version

2020 Honda Freed Gets Facelifted In Japan, Gains SUV-Style Crosstar Version

The Honda Freed is a compact minivan sold in Japan and a handful of other Asian markets, and the Japanese car maker is now giving it a refresh.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek And Crosstrek Hybrid Bring Safety Upgrades, Minor Price Hikes

2020 Subaru Crosstrek And Crosstrek Hybrid Bring Safety Upgrades, Minor Price Hikes

All-new for the 2018 model year, the Subaru Crosstrek lineup now enters the 2020MY with minor price hikes and updated equipment.

Subaru Pauses Japanese Production Following Typhoon Flooding

Subaru Pauses Japanese Production Following Typhoon Flooding

Subaru will suspend its production in Japan for roughly a week due to flooding from a massive typhoon that lashed the country recently.

Mazda EV Teased Once More, Looks Like A Coupe Crossover

Mazda EV Teased Once More, Looks Like A Coupe Crossover

Mazda has dropped yet another video teaser of its new EV that will debut next week at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Japan's Updated 2020 Toyota C-HR Gains Sharper GR Sport Model

Japan's Updated 2020 Toyota C-HR Gains Sharper GR Sport Model

Toyota is giving the C-HR crossover a similar update in Japan to the one recently revealed for Europe and North America.

China's Toyota Wildlander Is A RAV4 With Half A Lexus Spindle Grille

China's Toyota Wildlander Is A RAV4 With Half A Lexus Spindle Grille

GAC-Toyota has just unveiled a new SUV model dubbed Wildlander, which can be easily identified as a restyled Toyota RAV4. However, the styling is significantly different, at both ends.

Technology

PG&E Should Try This ALPS Drone For Fully Automated Power Grid Inspections

PG&E Should Try This ALPS Drone For Fully Automated Power Grid Inspections

ALPS, known for its in-car electronics components has put together a Done system that can autonomously inspect powerline infrastructure.The drone...

NEC Flying Car Puts Drone Air Traffic Control To The Test

NEC Flying Car Puts Drone Air Traffic Control To The Test

It was a bit surprising to see a company like NEC prominently featuring a car-size drone on its CEATEC 2019...

What's New In Samsung One UI for Android 10 (Beta)?

What's New In Samsung One UI for Android 10 (Beta)?

Recently, Samsung announced the One UI beta program for the Galaxy S10 series in the U.S. Even though only selected...

Olympus ORBEYE Neurosurgery Camera, Powered Sony Camera Sensors

Olympus ORBEYE Neurosurgery Camera, Powered Sony Camera Sensors

At CEATEC 2019, we spotted the Olympus ORBEYE, a powerful medical camera that is powered by Sony Camera sensors, some...

News

Recovery continues 1 week after typhoon

Recovery continues 1 week after typhoon

People in Japan are still struggling in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, one week after it battered large parts of...

Video of N.Korean fishing boat collision released

Video of N.Korean fishing boat collision released

Japan's Fisheries Agency has released a video of the recent collision between an agency patrol ship and a North Korean...

Sport

2020 Olympics: Marathon may take place in Sapporo

2020 Olympics: Marathon may take place in Sapporo

The International Olympic Committee says it is considering moving the marathon and race walking events for next year's Tokyo Olympics to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.The IOC announced this on Wednesday, citing cooler conditions expected in the city in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

Rugby World Cup: Japan advances to knockout stage

Rugby World Cup: Japan advances to knockout stage

In the Rugby World Cup, Japan has beaten Scotland 28-21, advancing to the knockout stage for the first time.The final match of the preliminary round took place at International Stadium Yokohama on Sunday.

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...