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Daihatsu Charade junkyard find

Daihatsu Charade junkyard find

The North American automotive landscape is littered with the bones of overseas marques that tried and failed to get a toehold here. Peugeot, Austin, Sterling, Yugo, Suzuki, Daewoo… the list goes on and on. Daihatsu had the backing of majority shareholder Toyota and a very successful line of vehicles in...

BMW 3-Series GT Owner Subconsciously Wanted A Honda Type R

BMW 3-Series GT Owner Subconsciously Wanted A Honda Type R

When BMW came out with the 3-Series Gran Turismo back in 2013, most weren’t exactly thrilled with its design that was, well, not bad, yet also not one of Bavaria’s finest moments.

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition Is Pure, Unadulterated Fun

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition Is Pure, Unadulterated Fun

With the world's most popular roadster, the MX-5, turning 30 recently, Mazda is celebrating its anniversary with a limited edition aptly called the 30th Anniversary.

Fernando Alonso Completes Tests With Toyota In Preparation For 2020 Dakar

Fernando Alonso Completes Tests With Toyota In Preparation For 2020 Dakar

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is getting ready to compete in next year's Dakar Rally with the completion of off-road testing with Toyota Gazoo Racing's Hilux in Szczecin, Poland.

Executives Believe Next Nissan CEO Needs To Prioritize Profits, Improve Image

Executives Believe Next Nissan CEO Needs To Prioritize Profits, Improve Image

Executives and analysts believe the future chief executive of Nissan must prioritize a recovery in profits if the company is to repair its relationship with Renault.

No Plans For A Type R Version Of Honda e, Says Boss

No Plans For A Type R Version Of Honda e, Says Boss

Honda says it has no interest in creating a high-performance Type R version of its all-electric e city car.

Technology

Chrome Canary Introduces Shared Clipboard Between Android And PC

Chrome Canary Introduces Shared Clipboard Between Android And PC

Image credit – XDA DevelopersWhile you’re outside, using your phone to browse the web is to be expected, but when...

Nintendo Will Soon Let Players Convert Their Switch Online Memberships To Family Plans

Nintendo Will Soon Let Players Convert Their Switch Online Memberships To Family…

Like a lot of online subscriptions these days, family plans are now becoming more popular. This is because it allows...

Toyota Wants To Make A Solar-Powered Car That Never Stops

Toyota Wants To Make A Solar-Powered Car That Never Stops

We have petroleum-based high performing cars. We also have some impressive electric-powered cars. But, what about solar-powered cars? Is there...

Nintendo Introduces The 'Ring Fit Adventure' For The Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Introduces The 'Ring Fit Adventure' For The Nintendo Switch

Last week, Nintendo teased a new gaming accessory for the Nintendo Switch. The accessory in question looked like some kind...

News

800 pigs culled as swine fever detected near Tokyo

800 pigs culled as swine fever detected near Tokyo

Officials in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, have culled about 800 pigs after swine fever was detected at a hog farm.The...

Japan comes last in public education spending

Japan comes last in public education spending

A survey shows that Japan's public spending on education as a percentage of GDP was the lowest among OECD countries.The...

Sport

Japan's rugby team seen off for World Cup

Japan's rugby team seen off for World Cup

More than 5,000 people gathered at the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday to see off 29 members of Japan's rugby team. It will take part in the World Cup that starts in the country on September 20th.Captain Michael Leitch said he wants to fight with a special feeling as the event will be held on home turf, and...

Japan Olympic Museum shown to media

Japan Olympic Museum shown to media

The Japan Olympic Museum will open in Tokyo on September 14. Members of the media were given a preview on Monday.The museum, operated by the Japanese Olympic Committee, is located near the main stadium for next year's Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.

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...