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LEGO: Australia's Mount Panorama Circuit Recreated Using 150,000 Bricks With A Honda Twist

LEGO: Australia's Mount Panorama Circuit Recreated Using 150,000 Bricks With A Honda Twist

Honda has teamed up yet again with Ryan ‘The Brickman' McNaught, a LEGO Certified Professional, for another impressive build, after a successful second season of ‘LEGO Masters'.

Japan may force Lebanon to extradite Ghosn in exchange for bailout

Japan may force Lebanon to extradite Ghosn in exchange for bailout

Japan will veto Lebanon's $10 billion bailout request if decision-makers in the Middle Eastern nation don't deport former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, according to lawyers. He famously fled Japan, where he was under house arrest, and landed in Lebanon, where he was raised, by boarding a private jet in a...

Toyota recalls select 2019-2020 RAV4s due to faulty suspension parts

Toyota recalls select 2019-2020 RAV4s due to faulty suspension parts

Toyota has issued a recall for certain 2019-2020 RAV4 and RAV4 hybrid crossovers due to the risk of defective suspension parts. In total, 9,502 vehicles might have cracked lower suspension parts that lead to a dangerous situation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) posted campaign No. 20V286000 on May 20...

Infiniti to adopt 'Nissan-plus' strategy for future vehicles

Infiniti to adopt 'Nissan-plus' strategy for future vehicles

Sales at Infiniti in 2019 were down in the dumps. While the market as a whole fell 1.2%, Infiniti brand sales were down 21%. Nissan wasn't too far behind, with its sales sliding 9.9% year-to-year. None of those numbers look great, but Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta still sees a path...

Fernando Alonso tests the new 2020 Toyota Hilux

Fernando Alonso tests the new 2020 Toyota Hilux

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso joined Toyota's testing team to put the updated Hilux pickup through its paces. His involvement isn't as random as it seems: He raced a heavily-modified version of the current truck in the 2020 Dakar Rally, and he knows how it should handle when pushed...

2021 Lexus IS teased ahead of debut

2021 Lexus IS teased ahead of debut

While the larger Lexus GS has finally been discontinued after declining sales, its smaller sibling is getting a new generation. The new 2021 Lexus IS will be revealed next week, and in the meantime, Lexus released this teaser image.It doesn't reveal too much, and the company was smart enough to...

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...