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Facelifted Mazda2 Bows In Japan With Subtle Styling Changes

Facelifted Mazda2 Bows In Japan With Subtle Styling Changes

The Mazda Demio is no more as the automaker has introduced the facelifted model which will now adopt the Mazda2 moniker in Japan.

Toyota Unveils Custom Electric Shuttle For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota Unveils Custom Electric Shuttle For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota is gearing up for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo by unveiling a specially designed shuttle called the Accessible People Mover (APM).

2019 Subaru Crosstrek a 'Top Safety Pick +' - Autoblog

2019 Subaru Crosstrek a 'Top Safety Pick +' - Autoblog

The IIHS has finally evaluated the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the plug-in version of the subcompact crossover, and it performs just as well as its fully gas-powered twin. Its high marks earned it the organization's highest award of Top Safety Pick +. In every crash test, the Crosstrek earned...

VW Jetta Driver Plows Into Toyota Pickup At High Speed

VW Jetta Driver Plows Into Toyota Pickup At High Speed

Even though there are worse types of crashes than a rear impact, this particular incident was extremely violent due to its high-speed nature.

Lexus GXOR is a conceptual offering to the overlanding crowd - Autoblog

Lexus GXOR is a conceptual offering to the overlanding crowd - Autoblog

To the surprise of just about everyone, large numbers of overlanders have adopted the Lexus GX. The reasons for that are apparent after looking under the surface: Toyota reskinned the Land Cruiser Prado — a slightly smaller version of the venerable Land Cruiser, sold in overseas markets — to create...

Lexus GXOR Concept Makes The Already Capable Luxury SUV Even More So

Lexus GXOR Concept Makes The Already Capable Luxury SUV Even More So

Lexus is glad lots of its customers remained faithful to the GX, and wants to share this with thus with the GXOR (GX Off-Road) Concept.

Technology

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

For most of us, flying to our destinations isn’t always the most enjoyable experience. There is turbulence, food that doesn’t...

Sony's 'What's New' and 'Audio Recorder' apps to close in September 2019

Sony's 'What's New' and 'Audio Recorder' apps to close in September 2019

Sony Mobile is looking to shutter two more apps according to notices that have appeared. Both the ‘What's New' app...

Nintendo Launches New Switch With Improved Battery Life

Nintendo Launches New Switch With Improved Battery Life

There’s a new Nintendo Switch available starting today. It’s not new in the sense that it’s a newer generation...

Nintendo Switch Owners Are Reporting Issues Of Joy-Con 'Drift'

Nintendo Switch Owners Are Reporting Issues Of Joy-Con 'Drift'

Basically, there seems to be something wrong with the Joy-Cons in which even if the user is not touching the...

News

On-site inspection begins at Kyoto anime studio

On-site inspection begins at Kyoto anime studio

Police officers and firefighters have begun inspecting the site of an arson attack that killed 33 people in Kyoto, western...

Heavy rain to hit wide areas in Japan

Heavy rain to hit wide areas in Japan

Tropical Storm Danas has brought torrential downpours mainly to western Japan. Forecasts show that heavy rain could hit wide...

Sport

Mochizuki rises to No.1 in junior tennis rankings

Mochizuki rises to No.1 in junior tennis rankings

Japanese tennis sensation Shintaro Mochizuki has risen to number one in the international junior rankings after winning the boys' singles title at Wimbledon.The International Tennis Federation released the junior world rankings on Monday.

Olympic torches for Tokyo Games on display

Olympic torches for Tokyo Games on display

The relay torches for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have gone on display at the Tokyo metropolitan government building.The exhibit began on Wednesday, exactly one year to the day when the Tokyo leg of the torch relay will get underway.

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...