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It's Alive! LexyDriver Forgets To Put Lexus ES In Park, Car Goes On A Rampage

It's Alive! LexyDriver Forgets To Put Lexus ES In Park, Car Goes On A Rampage

We live in an era where distractions are everywhere, including for drivers.

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Celebrates The 4×4's Beginnings

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Celebrates The 4×4's Beginnings

Toyota is celebrating the Land Cruiser's continuous evolution since 1958, when it first arrived in the United States, by unveiling the Heritage Edition.

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition debuts before Chicago Auto Show

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition debuts before Chicago Auto Show

Special edition cars can be a bit lame sometimes, but we wouldn't consider the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, honoring six decades of continuous Land Cruiser production and set to debut at the Chicago Auto Show, to be one of them. We'll complain about meaningless badging from time to...

Honda Urban EV prototype hatchback to be revealed in Geneva

Honda Urban EV prototype hatchback to be revealed in Geneva

Over the past few years, Honda has revealed a couple of sleek EV concepts with retro-inspired designs. First up at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show was the Urban EV hatchback that resembled a mix of a Honda N600 and a first-gen Volkswagen Golf. That followed a month later by the...

Toyota And Panasonic To Co-Develop Much Higher Capacity EV Batteries

Toyota And Panasonic To Co-Develop Much Higher Capacity EV Batteries

Toyota and Panasonic intend on forming a joint venture for the development of electric vehicle batteries, a new report has revealed.

Subaru Halts All Japan-Based Production Over Possible Defective Steering Unit

Subaru Halts All Japan-Based Production Over Possible Defective Steering Unit

Subaru announced that it will stop the operation of its Yajima factory, the company's sole manufacturing facility in Japan, after discovering a possible defect in the electric power steering unit.

Technology

HMD Global Shares Roadmap For Android Pie Update For Its Nokia Phones

HMD Global Shares Roadmap For Android Pie Update For Its Nokia Phones

The problem with Android updates is that unless you own a Pixel handset, if and when the latest Android update...

Sony's Latest Aibo Dog Is Considerably Less Creepy

Sony's Latest Aibo Dog Is Considerably Less Creepy

Sony’s Aibo robot dogs were designed to be “realistic”, but we have to admit that it can come off a...

Mortal Kombat 11 Beta Won't Be For The PC Or Nintendo Switch

Mortal Kombat 11 Beta Won't Be For The PC Or Nintendo Switch

We know that many gamers are very excited to get their hands on Mortal Kombat 11 which was recently announced...

Nintendo Switch Reportedly Outsold All Other Consoles In 2018

Nintendo Switch Reportedly Outsold All Other Consoles In 2018

With the disaster that was the Nintendo Wii U, it’s hard to blame Nintendo’s critics and investors for being skeptical...

News

Pope eyes November Japan visit

Pope eyes November Japan visit

Pope Francis has expressed his desire to visit Japan this November. It would be his first trip to Japan as...

Abe hopes for phone talks with Trump

Abe hopes for phone talks with Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he hopes to hold telephone talks with US President Donald Trump before a second...

Sport

Emperor and Empress watch grand sumo

Emperor and Empress watch grand sumo

Japan's Emperor and Empress attended the New Year Grand Sumo tournament now underway in Tokyo.The Imperial couple visited the Kokugikan sumo arena on Sunday afternoon to watch the tournament. This was their 23rd visit to the arena and their last as Emperor and Empress before Emperor Akihito's abdication in April.

Emperor and Empress watch grand sumo

Emperor and Empress watch grand sumo

Japan's Emperor and Empress attended the New Year Grand Sumo tournament now underway in Tokyo.The Imperial couple visited the Kokugikan sumo arena on Sunday afternoon to watch the tournament. This was their 23rd visit to the arena and their last as Emperor and Empress before Emperor Akihito's abdication in April.

Cuisine

Red-and-white salad a festive dish not limited to New Year's

Red-and-white salad a festive dish not limited to New Year's

When Akihiro Iio removes the wooden lid of one of the 2-meter-high tanks, a sour aroma with a hint of sweetness and bloom rises out in a storehouse. Since 1893, his family has been operating the Iio Jozo vinegar brewery here in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture.

A wintry vinegar stir-fry dish of pork, 'nira' and daikon radish

A wintry vinegar stir-fry dish of pork, 'nira' and daikon radish

A familiar aroma wafts from Iio Jozo, a vinegar brewery in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture, that stands by the seaside near the Amanohashidate sandbar, considered one of Japan's three most scenic views. Akihiro Iio is the fifth-generation proprietor of the brewery that has been producing vinegar for 125 years. The company makes all of its rice vinegar from pesticide-free rice.

Features

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...

DJ SumiRock, at 83, still lights up the club scene in Kabukicho

DJ SumiRock, at 83, still lights up the club scene in Kabukicho

After making gyoza dumplings at a Chinese restaurant, an 83-year-old woman heads to Tokyo's Kabukicho red-light district where she dons a long, curly blond wig, witch's hat and sunglasses.She then...

Kumamoto Castle's fortified curved stone walls rise again

Kumamoto Castle's fortified curved stone walls rise again

KUMAMOTO--Curved stone walls at Kumamoto Castle that once thwarted enemy attackers but fell victim to earthquakes that jolted the city in April 2016 have risen again to their full glory.The...

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...