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Crawford Performance builds lifted Subaru Crosstrek

Crawford Performance builds lifted Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru's idea of updating the Crosstrek is dropping a bigger, 2.5-liter flat-four engine in the engine bay. American tuner Crawford Performance has other plans for the city-friendly crossover. It turned the model into an off-roader enhanced with a lift kit, skid plates, and extra lights reminiscent of Subaru's rallying past...

2020 Toyota Sequoia Interior Storage Driveway Test | Cupholders aplenty

2020 Toyota Sequoia Interior Storage Driveway Test | Cupholders aplenty

Welcome to the interior of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro, Toyota's largest SUV in its lineup. We're in the fancy off-road-ready TRD Pro (new for 2020), but that doesn't make a difference when it comes to the Sequoia's interior storage solutions. This truck is huge, both inside and outside. It's...

2020 Lexus RX Infotainment Driveway Test | Remote Touch, Touchscreen, Apple CarPlay

2020 Lexus RX Infotainment Driveway Test | Remote Touch, Touchscreen, Apple CarPlay

When you drive cars from the same brand enough, you start to instinctively know how to accomplish tasks. It's like seeing the emblem on the steering wheel automatically reprograms your brain. For instance, a three-pointed star = gear shift is the stalk that usually controls the windshield wipers. I say this...

2020 Toyota Hilux announced with design updates, new engine

2020 Toyota Hilux announced with design updates, new engine

Toyota updated its popular Hilux pickup with a new look, a more car-like interior, and a more powerful engine. The changes reflect the fact that, even overseas, motorists are increasingly buying trucks as daily drivers.In the United States, the Hilux is a forbidden fruit. It's tremendously popular in many global...

2021 Toyota Supra Review | Price, features, specs and photos

2021 Toyota Supra Review | Price, features, specs and photos

Ignore the noise about where the engine and most of the parts come from — BMW. Never mind the comparisons to the last Supra, which was born in a different era and carried a much higher relative price. The 2021 Toyota GR Supra is a phenomenal sports car. Powerful, agile...

2021 Toyota Fortuner: Hilux's 7-Seater SUV Sibling Gets A Facelift Too

2021 Toyota Fortuner: Hilux's 7-Seater SUV Sibling Gets A Facelift Too

Premiering alongside the facelifted Toyota Hilux is the refreshed 2021 Toyota Fortuner and while it isn't sold in the U.S., it brings with it some minor revisions that should help it keep pace with the competition in markets including Australia.

Technology

Xperia XA2 family gets April 2020 security patches (50.2.A.3.55)

Xperia XA2 family gets April 2020 security patches (50.2.A.3.55)

Sony is rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia XA2 range (XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra) – the...

Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) Japanese release date slips from April to 'late May'

Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) Japanese release date slips from April to…

Sony fans are eagerly awaiting the launch date for its latest flagship, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). Sony has...

Sony intros new Xperia model number structure for 2020 devices

Sony intros new Xperia model number structure for 2020 devices

Sony Mobile had been using a consistent form of model numbering for its Xperia smartphones since 2013. This involved a...

April 2020 security patches hit the Xperia 1/5 and XZ2/XZ3 families

April 2020 security patches hit the Xperia 1/5 and XZ2/XZ3 families

Sony is rolling new firmware updates which add the 1 April 2020 Google Android security patches to a variety of...

News

Kato: Delivery of remdesivir to hospitals begins

Kato: Delivery of remdesivir to hospitals begins

Japan's health minister says the government has begun supplying the newly-approved drug remdesivir to medical institutions treating coronavirus patients.Kato Katsunobu...

Quick coronavirus test kits to be approved

Quick coronavirus test kits to be approved

Japan's health ministry says it plans to approve antigen tests kits on Wednesday that can quickly screen for the new...

Sport

May sumo tournament to be canceled

May sumo tournament to be canceled

The Japan Sumo Association is set to cancel its May tournament as the government is preparing to extend the nationwide state of emergency for the coronavirus outbreak until the end of the month.Multiple sources said that it is difficult for the association to go ahead with the summer grand tournament while the state of emergency is in effect.

May sumo tournament to be reviewed

May sumo tournament to be reviewed

The Japan Sumo Association says it will reconsider its schedule for the summer grand tournament if the government extends the state of emergency.The nationwide measure is currently due to expire on Wednesday, May 6.

Cuisine

Japanese Dessert Trends You Should Know About

Japanese Dessert Trends You Should Know About

The bubble tea craze has taken Japan by storm — so much so that it was even one of the symbols featured by a doll maker in Tokyo who represented Japan’s trending topics through ornate hina dolls. It comes as no surprise, then, that tapioca was named the country's Dish of the Year in 2019.

GOHAN LAB/ Shrimp risotto: A guide on how to pick the right ingredients

GOHAN LAB/ Shrimp risotto: A guide on how to pick the right ingredients

Editor's note: The theme of Gohan Lab is to help people make simple, tasty "gohan" (meals).  

Features

Performers forgo high fives with fans out of fear of coronavirus

Performers forgo high fives with fans out of fear of coronavirus

High fives and handshakes with fans are taboo amid the spread of the new coronovirus, as entertainers are being forced to take precautions against infection.The all-female Takarazuka Revue Co. theater...

From Paris to Tokyo: Park staff get miniatures ready for 2020

From Paris to Tokyo: Park staff get miniatures ready for 2020

NIKKO, Tochigi Prefecture--Peeling the spider web off the Eiffel Tower required a delicate touch.Luckily for the person doing it, the tower is only a 13-meter miniature of the real thing.

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...