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Yamaha Motor Shows Off 4-wheeled Series HEV (1)

Yamaha Motor Shows Off 4-wheeled Series HEV (1)

Yamaha Motor Co Ltd unveiled a concept model of a four-wheeled series hybrid vehicle (HEV) at Tokyo Motor Show 2017, which was open to the public from Oct 28 to Nov 5, 2017 (Yamaha to Exhibit 4-wheeled Compact Series HEV). The HEV, "MWC-4," can be driven with an ordinary motor vehicle...

Lexus LC500 Looks Even More Futuristic On 24-Inch Forgiato Alloys

Lexus LC500 Looks Even More Futuristic On 24-Inch Forgiato Alloys

The Lexus LC500 represents the very cutting edge of the Japanese automaker's design ethos, looking like something out of the future. But the wheels may not be to everyone's liking. Enter the folks at Forgiato, who outfitted one such pearl-white coupe with a new set of their Tecnica Tec...

In-Depth Review Finds Very Few Faults With 2018 Toyota Prius

In-Depth Review Finds Very Few Faults With 2018 Toyota Prius

If you're in the market a practical and fuel efficient hatchback, the only thing that might keep you from considering buying a Prius straight up could be its looks. Let's face it, it does look futuristic, but it's not the prettiest thing on the road. However, if you move...

Toyota Recalls C-HR For Faulty Electric Brake, Prius PHEV Over A Fuse

Toyota Recalls C-HR For Faulty Electric Brake, Prius PHEV Over A Fuse

Toyota's North American arm is conducting two separate recalls that include 68,500 units of the 2018 C-HR and 2012-2015 Prius PHEV. The first campaign revolves around some 28,600 units of the crossover, whose electronic parking brakes may not disengage or apply, thus resulting in a noncompliance with the federal safety standard.

Toyota Hilux Goes To Thailand For A Rugged Facelift

Toyota Hilux Goes To Thailand For A Rugged Facelift

Introduced just a couple of years ago, the current Toyota Hilux won't be due for replacement anytime soon. But it is receiving a bit of a facelift – in one country that is, anyway. Looking a bit more like the Tacoma we get in the States (particularly up front)...

Infiniti's Variable Compression Engine Produces 268 HP, Debuts In The 2019 QX50

Infiniti's Variable Compression Engine Produces 268 HP, Debuts In The 2019 QX50

Infiniti is gearing up to introduce the 2019 QX50 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the company recently invited a handful of journalists to try out the model's new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with variable compression technology. Automotive News was one of the companies that attended the event...

Xperia XA1 family gets firmware update with November 2017 security patches

Xperia XA1 family gets firmware update with November 2017 security patches

  Sony Mobile has released a minor firmware update for the Xperia XA1 series of phones that adds the 6 November...

The Skyrim VR Launch Guide: Controls, Settings, and More

The Skyrim VR Launch Guide: Controls, Settings, and More

We have been so thrilled to see the excitement and reception from the community around the launch of Skyrim on...

Canon Japan unveils a few silly gear-themed gifts for Canon lovers

Canon Japan unveils a few silly gear-themed gifts for Canon lovers

Ahead of the holiday shopping season comes a new catalog of gifts from Canon Japan. The gifts are styled after...

LiteOn CV6 SATA 6.0 Gbps SSDs Unveiled

LiteOn CV6 SATA 6.0 Gbps SSDs Unveiled

LiteOn has unveiled a new line of SATA 6.0 Gbps SSDs, the CV6. Coming in three different storage capacities: 128GB...

News

Rare orchid from Ogasawaras seen for first time since 1938

Rare orchid from Ogasawaras seen for first time since 1938

TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--Thought to be extinct for almost eight decades, a rare orchid in the Ogasawara island chain south of...

Japanese man seeks to offer sanitary toilets to those in need

Japanese man seeks to offer sanitary toilets to those in need

When Daigo Ishiyama set out to develop an affordable toilet for people in developing countries, he knew the far-reaching consequences...

Sport

Kisenosato stumbles again

Kisenosato stumbles again

The Yomiuri ShimbunYokozuna Kisenosato suffered his fourth loss of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament as No. 4 maegashira Ichinojo overpowered him on Sunday, the midway point at Fukuoka Kokusai Center. Ichinojo (7-1) forged ahead at the jump-off and sent Kisenosato out of the ring to remain in a thinned-out group of three one-loss wrestlers who are chasing unbeaten yokozuna Hakuho.

Matsuyama finishes 5th as Koepka defends Dunlop Phoenix crown

Matsuyama finishes 5th as Koepka defends Dunlop Phoenix crown

Despite a highlight hole-in-one, Hideki Matsuyama could only scrape a 2-under-par Dunlop Phoenix final round on Sunday, leaving him 10 strokes back of reigning champion and 2017 tournament winner Brooks Koepka.

Cuisine

Trump's tasty cheeseburger in Kawagoe still drawing lines

Trump's tasty cheeseburger in Kawagoe still drawing lines

The cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate during his visit to Japan is still drawing lines at a Tokyo burger joint. Yutaka Yanagisawa, the owner-cum-chef of Munch's Burger Shack, recalls Trump praised the meal and shook his hand after he served the burger to him and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a country club last week.

Japanese wagyu beef debuts in Indonesia

Japanese wagyu beef debuts in Indonesia

An Indonesian meat distributor is importing Japanese "wagyu" beef, long banned in the Southeast Asian country, in cooperation with the Japan External Trade Organization to test the local market dominated by the same breed from Australia. Johana Koswara, managing director of PT. Global Pratama Wijaya, said her company has imported more than 1.2 tons of "Omi Hime Wagyu" from western Japan...

Features

View of fog-filled Chichibu basin puts early risers on cloud 9

View of fog-filled Chichibu basin puts early risers on cloud 9

CHICHIBU, Saitama Prefecture--They say every cloud has a silver lining, and that adage certainly applied Nov. 15 at Chichibu Muse Park here, where early morning visitors were handsomely rewarded for...

Photo: Step in the process

Photo: Step in the process

The Yomiuri ShimbunHita geta, wooden sandals made of cedar produced in Hita, Oita Prefecture, are piled high to be dried in the shade. This step in the traditional craft's production...

Winter light display at 'German Village' in Chiba gets underway

Winter light display at 'German Village' in Chiba gets underway

SODEGAURA, Chiba -- The annual winter light display at the "Country Farm Tokyo German Village" kicked off here on Nov. 1, and will continue...

Martial Arts

Simpler judo rules unveiled ahead of Tokyo 2020

Simpler judo rules unveiled ahead of Tokyo 2020

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has reinstated a judo technique that was provisionally dropped, as part of its revised judo rules for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The technique, known...

Riner has sights set on 2020 Games

Riner has sights set on 2020 Games

AFPPARIS (AFP-Jiji) — French judoka Teddy Riner said Monday that he will go for a third straight heavyweight Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020, after winning his record ninth world...

Judo: Hashimoto continues Japan's golden run, Yoshida settles for silver

Judo: Hashimoto continues Japan's golden run, Yoshida settles for silver

BUDAPEST (Kyodo) -- Japan's Soichi Hashimoto won the men's 73-kilogram gold medal at judo's world championships on Wednesday, when fellow worlds debutant Tsukasa Yoshida settled for silver. In his final, Hashimoto...