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Suzuki Jimny Shows Its Off-Roading Prowess Against A Triumph Scrambler

Suzuki Jimny Shows Its Off-Roading Prowess Against A Triumph Scrambler

The Suzuki Jimny has no real competitors, as the rest in its segment are strictly oriented towards the tarmac, so this has forced publications across the world to think up creative ways to put the tiny off-roader through its paces. That includes tests of the Jimny against the likes of...

If Toyota Were To Revive The MR2, It'd Rather Do It With Porsche

If Toyota Were To Revive The MR2, It'd Rather Do It With Porsche

Could Toyota follow up the recent launch of the 2020 Supra with the resurrection of yet another iconic sports car from its stable?

Lexus GS 300 disappears from 2020 lineup

Lexus GS 300 disappears from 2020 lineup

The seven-strong Lexus GS lineup will enter 2020 with only five models in the lineup. Cars Direct found out the entry-level GS 300 will not ring in the new year, the discovery explained by a Lexus spokesperson with, "the GS 300 represented a small percentage of GS sales in 2018...

2020 Toyota Supra: Good Enough To Make You Overlook The 718 Cayman?

2020 Toyota Supra: Good Enough To Make You Overlook The 718 Cayman?

The fifth-gen Supra has been a long time coming. It wouldn’t be a hyperbole to say that it’s been one of the most eagerly anticipated new cars in recent memory, yet, when it finally arrived, it kinda split opinions.

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Subaru 4WD Hatchback

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Subaru 4WD Hatchback

Living in Colorado, where they might as well issue you a Subaru at the state line, I see plenty of worn-out Pleiades-badged cars in the local wrecking yards. Most of them fall into the 15-to-25-year-old age group, but I'll spot the occasional Malaise Era Subaru, from the era when the...

How Honda develops its award-winning safety systems

How Honda develops its award-winning safety systems

RAYMOND, Ohio—As part of its long-running "Safety for Everyone" campaign, Honda has established the audacious goal of what it calls a "zero-collision society." But rather than making big claims about developing a fully-autonomous vehicle, which Honda hasn't done, the company is trying to chip away at the more than 37,000...

Technology

Spider-Man 3 Is Still Happening Despite Sony And Disney Fallout

Spider-Man 3 Is Still Happening Despite Sony And Disney Fallout

As some of you might have heard, discussions between Sony and Disney over the Spider-Man franchise have fallen apart, resulting...

Android 10 Marks The End Of An Era As Google Ditches The Dessert Names

Android 10 Marks The End Of An Era As Google Ditches The…

One of the defining features of Android is Google’s playful take on the naming schemes for the different versions of...

NVIDIA's GeForce Now Cloud Gaming Comes To Android

NVIDIA's GeForce Now Cloud Gaming Comes To Android

It also removes certain device limitations, where in theory you could stream a PC game to your smartphone. There are...

Casio Announces New PRO TREK WSD-F21HR Smartwatch

Casio Announces New PRO TREK WSD-F21HR Smartwatch

When you think of Casio, there is a chance that you might think of watches like the G-Shock series of...

News

Abe, Trump hold talks in France

Abe, Trump hold talks in France

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held talks in France on Sunday. They are believed to...

Minor eruption at Mt. Asama

Minor eruption at Mt. Asama

A minor eruption has occurred at Mount Asama in central Japan. The mountain straddles Nagano and Gunma prefectures.The Meteorological Agency...

Sport

Paralympic athletes promote ticket sales

Paralympic athletes promote ticket sales

Paralympic athletes have joined efforts to promote next year's Tokyo Games after the start of online applications to buy tickets.The official website for ticket sales in Japan went live on Thursday.

Japan promotes private lodging for Olympics

Japan promotes private lodging for Olympics

Japan's government is promoting private lodgings for tourists who will visit during the Olympic and Paralympic games next summer.The Tourism Agency hopes that municipal governments will make more use of a lodging scheme for special events.

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...