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Toyota C-HR gets new base trim that's about $1,400 cheaper

Toyota C-HR gets new base trim that's about $1,400 cheaper

Toyota has announced pricing and trim levels for the 2019 C-HR crossover. A rather substantial price drop for the cheapest C-HR is at hand: while the 2018 C-HR started at $23,410 for the XLE trim, the new base C-HR, the LE starts from $20,995 excluding destination fees, or $22,090 with...

2019 Lexus LX 570 Drivers' Notes Review | Long in the tooth

2019 Lexus LX 570 Drivers' Notes Review | Long in the tooth

Body-on-frame SUVs like the 2019 Lexus LX 570 might have ruled the market a couple decades ago, but the old-school form factor has given way to smaller, more efficient car-based crossovers. That said, there's still a big market for models like this. Just take a look at the success...

2021 Toyota Sienna Test Mule Reveals Longer Wheelbase, Wider Tracks

2021 Toyota Sienna Test Mule Reveals Longer Wheelbase, Wider Tracks

The third-generation Toyota Sienna minivan has been around since 2010 so it's about time for a replacement.

2021 Nissan Sentra spied wearing Altima-inspired design

2021 Nissan Sentra spied wearing Altima-inspired design

The next Nissan Sentra is coming soon, and it's looking a lot like the handsome new Altima sedan in these spy photos. We're probably looking at the 2021 model-year Sentra in these shots, as Nissan has previously teased that the next-gen Sentra could be unveiled as early as sometime this...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Launches Intelligent Cloud Connectivity Platform

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Launches Intelligent Cloud Connectivity Platform

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will debut its new connected platform later this year in the Nissan Leaf EV and the redesigned Renault Clio supermini.

Toyota, Suzuki partner on hybrids, EVs, building cars for each other

Toyota, Suzuki partner on hybrids, EVs, building cars for each other

NAGOYA, Japan — Toyota and Suzuki on Wednesday said they planned to produce electric vehicles and compact cars for each other to better compete with fast-changing technologies in the global auto industry. The agreement follows an initial R&D tie-up announced by Japan's No. 1 and No. 4 automakers in...

Technology

Xperia XZs gets March 2019 security patches (41.3.A.2.234)

Xperia XZs gets March 2019 security patches (41.3.A.2.234)

A quick heads-up for Xperia XZs owners – Sony Mobile is now rolling out the latest 1 March 2019 Android...

Cuphead For Nintendo Switch Releases April 18th

Cuphead For Nintendo Switch Releases April 18th

Cuphead, a title much appreciated for its difficulty, is now heading over to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo confirmed at...

Opera For Android Gets An Integrated Free VPN

Opera For Android Gets An Integrated Free VPN

Opera for Android users will be delighted to hear that the company has integrated its free VPN service with...

Apple TV Gets PlayStation Vue's Multi-Picture Mode

Apple TV Gets PlayStation Vue's Multi-Picture Mode

PlayStation Vue, Sony’s live TV streaming service, isn’t just available on the company’s gaming consoles as the name might...

News

Woman killed by husband before divorce mediation

Woman killed by husband before divorce mediation

A Japanese woman has been fatally stabbed by her husband when she was going to a court that would mediate...

Report: Bullying linked to girl's suicide in 2015

Report: Bullying linked to girl's suicide in 2015

An investigative committee for Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, has acknowledged a causal relationship between bullying and the suicide of...

Sport

Tokyo Olympic torch features cherry blossom

Tokyo Olympic torch features cherry blossom

The Olympic torch for the 2020 Tokyo Games features a design based on a cherry blossom.The organizing committee for the Games unveiled the torch on Wednesday, about one year ahead of the start of the torch relay.

Japan's Olympic chief resigns

Japan's Olympic chief resigns

The chief of Japan's Olympic Committee says he is resigning. The announcement comes as French authorities investigate his role in helping Tokyo secure the 2020 Games.On Tuesday, Tsunekazu Takeda announced he would step down when his term expires in June.

Cuisine

Alfonsino fish confit with veggie bouquet a dream come true

Alfonsino fish confit with veggie bouquet a dream come true

The fish cooked slowly in low-temperature oil is served on the plate like a spring bouquet with vegetables that vary in aroma and texture. "Confit of splendid alfonsino with seasonal vegetables" is a dish that mirrors the spirit of Tadashi Michino, whose career spans 40 years. The 64-year-old is the chef of Michino Le Tourbillon, a French restaurant in Osaka.

Kelp coating gives richness, Japanese touch to venison dish

Kelp coating gives richness, Japanese touch to venison dish

Tadashi Michino immerses himself fully in his ideas while creating each dish and has earned the trust of his fellow chefs. However, Michino, 64, chef of Michino Le Tourbillon, a French restaurant in Osaka, lost his way and went through tough times in his 50s.

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

Old-school karate still alive in Okinawa

Old-school karate still alive in Okinawa

From this tropical island sprang arguably the world’s most widely exported martial art, karate-do. Today, it remains the home of the karate substyles Goju-ryu, Shorin-ryu, Shorei-ryu, Isshin-ryu and Uechi-ryu, all...

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...