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Suzuki Announces New 48-Volt Hybrid Powertrain For Swift Sport, Vitara And SX4 S-Cross

Suzuki Announces New 48-Volt Hybrid Powertrain For Swift Sport, Vitara And SX4 S-Cross

Suzuki will introduce a new 48-volt self-charging hybrid powertrain early next year, which will be offered in the Swift Sport, Vitara and SX4 S-Cross models.

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz To Retire, COO Tetsuo Ogawa To Replace Him

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz To Retire, COO Tetsuo Ogawa To Replace Him

Toyota North America chief executive Jim Lentz will retire this spring and be succeeded by Tetsuo ‘Ted’ Ogawa, Toyota North America’s current chief operating officer.

Third-Generation Toyota Aygo Confirmed, Will Likely Go Electric

Third-Generation Toyota Aygo Confirmed, Will Likely Go Electric

Last year, Toyota and PSA announced they would end joint city car production at their Czech Republic plant from 2021, where the Aygo, C1 and 108 are currently manufactured.

Honda Set For Major Reform For Better Quality, Bigger Profit Margins And Focus On EVs

Honda Set For Major Reform For Better Quality, Bigger Profit Margins And Focus On EVs

Honda’s Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo is set to change the way the Japanese automaker does its business, following a string of expensive recalls and other quality issues.

2020 Nissan Kicks Gains More Safety Kit As Standard, Keeps Sub-$20k Starting Price

2020 Nissan Kicks Gains More Safety Kit As Standard, Keeps Sub-$20k Starting Price

Nissan is launching the 2020 Kicks compact SUV at dealerships across the US market, with the new model year offering more safety kit as standard.

Nissan To Halt U.S. Operations For Two Days In January

Nissan To Halt U.S. Operations For Two Days In January

Nissan will halt its entire U.S. operation in January for two days in a bid to cut costs, Automotive News reports.

Technology

BMW Will Finally Integrate Android Auto In 2020

BMW Will Finally Integrate Android Auto In 2020

BMW already had the integration for Apple CarPlay. However, the integration for Android Auto in a BMW car was not...

Here's What Sony Revealed In Its Last ‘State Of Play' Broadcast

Here's What Sony Revealed In Its Last ‘State Of Play' Broadcast

Sony regularly announces a couple of important news and releases in its ‘State of Play’ broadcast.In its recent live broadcast...

Nikon Reportedly Killing Its Authorized Repair Program In 2020

Nikon Reportedly Killing Its Authorized Repair Program In 2020

If you have a Nikon camera, you might want to start taking even better care of it because according to...

Fujifilm X100V Expected To Launch In February 2020

Fujifilm X100V Expected To Launch In February 2020

While there is no doubt an appeal for cameras with interchangeable lenses, as it allows photographers to take a wider...

News

Government holds symposium for abductees' kin

Government holds symposium for abductees' kin

Relatives of those abducted by North Korea have called on that country's leader Kim Jong Un to swiftly return their...

People who died in N.Korea remembered

People who died in N.Korea remembered

About 40 people gathered at a port in Niigata City on the Japan Sea coast on Saturday to mourn the...

Sport

Japan rugby squad honored with parade in Tokyo

Japan rugby squad honored with parade in Tokyo

The Japanese national rugby team has been honored with a parade celebrating its historic run at this year's Rugby World Cup.The event featured 28 of the 31 members of the squad, including stars Keita Inagaki and Kenki Fukuoka.

FIGURE SKATING/ Chen wins 3rd Grand Prix Finals in a row, beating Hanyu

FIGURE SKATING/ Chen wins 3rd Grand Prix Finals in a row, beating Hanyu

TURIN, Italy--American figure skater Nathan Chen won the Grand Prix Finals for the third season in a row Saturday, beating Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu by a dominant 44-point margin.Chen and Hanyu both landed five quadruple jumps in their free skates, a number that was almost unimaginable in skating even a few years ago, but Chen skated his program clean...

Cuisine

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...

Guests enjoy Japanese cuisine in court banquet

Guests enjoy Japanese cuisine in court banquet

International guests at Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony have been served Japanese cuisine at a court banquet.The first of four "Kyoen-no-gi" banquets started just after 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday at the Imperial Palace.

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...