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Toyota Leads Latest Reliability Study, But Mazda Models Are The Most Affordable To Fix

Toyota Leads Latest Reliability Study, But Mazda Models Are The Most Affordable To Fix

Having your check engine light come on can be a bit disconcerting as it could mean anything from major problems to something as simple as a gas cap not being tightly screwed on.

BMW And Japan's Custom Works Zon Collaborate On R18 Bike With Mystery Boxer Engine

BMW And Japan's Custom Works Zon Collaborate On R18 Bike With Mystery Boxer Engine

BMW has found an interesting and very attractive way to tease its newest motorcycle engine.

2020 Toyota Supra Shows Its Uncensored Face For The First Time

2020 Toyota Supra Shows Its Uncensored Face For The First Time

This is probably not the way Toyota would have wanted you to see the all-new 2020 Supra for the first time, but here it is.

Honda To Showcase New Safety Tech And Innovative Wireless Charging System At CES

Honda To Showcase New Safety Tech And Innovative Wireless Charging System At CES

Honda is returning to CES with an assortment of technologies that could eventually find their way into your next vehicle.

Acura Won't Launch New Crossovers, Will Focus On Fixing Its Sedans

Acura Won't Launch New Crossovers, Will Focus On Fixing Its Sedans

The all-new 2019 Acura RDX crossover has seen an enthusiastic market reception in the United States.

Nintendo Could Be Looking To Rename The Switch's eShop

Nintendo Could Be Looking To Rename The Switch's eShop

The Nintendo Switch eShop is a pretty straightforward name and it more or less tells you what it is about...

Chrome For Android To Get Shortcut That Closes All Tabs

Chrome For Android To Get Shortcut That Closes All Tabs

The more you use your phone’s browser, chances are over time you will start to accumulate a bunch of tabs...

Sony Mobile cuts a quarter of its workforce in Lund, Sweden

Sony Mobile cuts a quarter of its workforce in Lund, Sweden

We have talked extensively about the troubles facing Sony's mobile division, and unfortunately those poor results cannot continue forever without...

Nokia 8 Android Pie Beta Has Been Released

Nokia 8 Android Pie Beta Has Been Released

HMD Global has done a good job so far of sending out the Android 9 Pie update for some...

News

Researchers: 60% of Japan's beaches may disappear

Researchers: 60% of Japan's beaches may disappear

Researchers say up to 60 percent of sandy beaches in Japan could disappear by the end of this century because...

Program to bring in more foreign workers drafted

Program to bring in more foreign workers drafted

The Japanese government is drawing up a draft of policies for a new system that will enable more foreign nationals...

Sport

Skater Kihira joyful after Grand Prix Final win

Skater Kihira joyful after Grand Prix Final win

Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira says she is truly happy to have won this year's women's title at the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, Canada, in her debut season.The 16-year-old star spoke to reporters on Sunday, the day after besting PyeongChang Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia and other competitors.

Kihira wins figure skating Grand Prix Final

Kihira wins figure skating Grand Prix Final

Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira has won the women's event at the Grand Prix final in Vancouver, Canada, in her debut season.16-year-old Kihira defeated PyeongChang Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia on Saturday.

Cuisine

Sardines cooked with escargot butter popular with shoppers

Sardines cooked with escargot butter popular with shoppers

Chef Koji Yamada has been working with the local supermarket Tsuruya in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, to create healthy recipes for home cooking, which are distributed at all 33 stores of the supermarket in the prefecture. Yamada, chef of Weisshorn, a restaurant located in Maruko Central Hospital in Ueda, comes up with three or four low-sodium recipes a month that feature in-season...

Chicken thigh broiled with Shinshu miso-based sauce

Chicken thigh broiled with Shinshu miso-based sauce

This week's recipe is for a dish that is popular among patients and staff at Weisshorn, a restaurant located in Maruko Central Hospital in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture. The restaurant's exclusive chef is Koji Yamada, 52, whose family has run a mountain hut on Mount Jonendake in the Northern Alps.

Features

Birthplace of Toyota vehicles to open to public in Aichi in July

Birthplace of Toyota vehicles to open to public in Aichi in July

KARIYA, Aichi Prefecture--Rescued from demolition, a wooden factory building where Toyota Motor Corp. founder Kiichiro Toyoda built his first passenger car prototype in 1935, will open to the public on...

KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Lacquerware maker goes modern to lure young customers

KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Lacquerware maker goes modern to lure young customers

A centuries-old Kyoto-style lacquerware maker wants to put its softly rounded cups snugly into the hands of younger generations. The Tsubomi Cup is the product of Zohiko, whose main shop is...

Martial Arts

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...