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2021 Infiniti QX55 Luggage Test | The price to be paid for a coupe

2021 Infiniti QX55 Luggage Test | The price to be paid for a coupe

The 2022 Infiniti QX55 is the crossover-coupe version of the QX50, which like other such variants available throughout the industry, chops the roofline and cargo area down to create a "coupe-like" appearance. Obviously, this results in a reduction in cargo capacity, but because that reduction is largely above the back...

An electric Mazda, the driver's Porsche Panamera and an intriguing Citroen | Autoblog Podcast #674

An electric Mazda, the driver's Porsche Panamera and an intriguing Citroen | Autoblog Podcast #674

This week's Autoblog Podcast features Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore and Associate Editor Byron Hurd. It's a rapid-fire show this week, and they start off with a bit of "This or That," with some two- and three-item face-offs including domestic V8 engines and affordable weekend cars. Then, they dive into what they've been...

Nissan will slash Japanese production in May due to chip shortage

Nissan will slash Japanese production in May due to chip shortage

TOKYO — Nissan will slash production at several factories in Japan next month, three sources with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters on Thursday, in the latest hit to an automaker from a global shortage of semiconductors. Japan's third-largest automaker will idle its factory in Kyushu, southern Japan, for eight...

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz revealed with sharp styling, smart features

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz revealed with sharp styling, smart features

It has been six years since Hyundai first showed us its concept pickup truck, the small and sporty Santa Cruz. And now it's finally here. It's not quite the fat-fendered machine we saw back then, but it's no slouch either. There is clear Tucson influence in the big grille with...

Mazda MX-30 EV Coming To California This Fall, Rotary PHEV Variant To Follow Soon After

Mazda MX-30 EV Coming To California This Fall, Rotary PHEV Variant To Follow Soon After

Mazda is going to introduce the MX-30 EV in California this fall as the brand's first electric vehicle, followed by a plug-in hybrid version with a rotary engine acting as a generator later on.

Honda previews the 2022 Civic Sedan's more elegant design

Honda previews the 2022 Civic Sedan's more elegant design

Honda is preparing to release a new version of the Civic, its second-best-selling car in the United States. It revealed some of the visual changes it made to the model by publishing a single photo of it a few weeks before its unveiling.Unsurprisingly, the 11th-generation Civic looks a lot like...

Technology

Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

There are many gimbals in the market today, and for the most part, they’re sold separately from the camera. This...

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-Friendly Console

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-Friendly Console

For those unfamiliar, the Starlight Nintendo console was actually rolled out back in 2019 where it was initially available at...

Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

We wanted to wish all of our readers a wonderful and restful break over Christmas and New Year. Those interested...

Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles

Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles

These are like mini buses that can fetch as many as 20 passengers at a time. They are transparent and...

Sport

Olympic water polo test event to be canceled

Olympic water polo test event to be canceled

NHK has learned that a water polo test event for the Olympics scheduled to open on Saturday in Tokyo will be canceled.Officials say relevant personnel are unable to travel to Japan for the event due to anti-coronavirus measures.

Foreign athletes to join some Olympic test events

Foreign athletes to join some Olympic test events

Preparations are underway to hold test events for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games starting next month, and five of the events are likely to include international athletes.The purpose of the test events is to identify any problems by putting on events in the same venues where the Olympic Games will be held.

News

Kono: PM, Pfizer agree for more vaccine doses

Kono: PM, Pfizer agree for more vaccine doses

The Japanese minister overseeing the government's COVID-19 vaccination program says Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has effectively reached agreement with US...

Japan to present reduction target by Thursday

Japan to present reduction target by Thursday

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says the government will clarify its greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 by next Thursday...

Cuisine

GOHAN LAB Steak of lean beef: Sugar turns meat brown, enhancing aroma, flavor

GOHAN LAB Steak of lean beef: Sugar turns meat brown, enhancing aroma, flavor

When cooking steak at home, lean meat is a recommended choice. Parts labeled as "beef round" ("momo") or "rump" ("rampu") are lean meat fit for steak. While the round is simple and light, the rump covering the hip to the rump is richer and softer.

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.

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...

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...