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This Modified Nissan Pao Is Simultaneously Aggressive And Adorable

This Modified Nissan Pao Is Simultaneously Aggressive And Adorable

The Nissan Pao was a quirky microcar that was one of four different “Pike Cars” produced by the Japanese automaker in the late 80s and early 90s. Styled as if it was produced three decades before it actually was, this little hatchback and its Figaro sibling were masterclasses in retro design.

Sony In Search For Partners To Ease Possible Entry In The EV Market

Sony In Search For Partners To Ease Possible Entry In The EV Market

Sony is looking for new technology partners to assist in entering the EV market under the Sony Mobility Inc.venture that will be initiated in spring 2022. The news was shared to Reuters by a Sony executive who said that their goal is “to transform cars from transportation machines to entertainment spaces”.

Driving the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and GMC Sierra AT4 | Autoblog Podcast #713

Driving the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and GMC Sierra AT4 | Autoblog Podcast #713

In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by News Editor Joel Stocksdale. They've been driving the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 (no, not the updated version) and Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, as well as Autoblog's long-term Hyundai Palisade. In the news, they say farewell to BMW's...

Nissan Z limited edition watch in colors of 2023 sports car

Nissan Z limited edition watch in colors of 2023 sports car

The Nissan Z is among the most anticipated cars of the year, and it's not every day (in fact, 12 years) that a new one launches. So it's only natural that there would be some extra fanfare that comes with the car. In the case of watchmaker Citizen, that comes...

Cummins and Isuzu to collaborate on prototype electric truck

Cummins and Isuzu to collaborate on prototype electric truck

Cummins, the company known best for its diesel engines, just announced a partnership with Isuzu to "create a prototype medium-duty, battery electric truck" for North America.Exploration of electric powertrains isn't totally new for Cummins, as it's talked about a transition to electric since 2017. In fact, Cummins even revealed a...

Sony seeks new partners for transformative EV project, says exec

Sony seeks new partners for transformative EV project, says exec

TOKYO — Sony Group will likely add new technology partners to its electric vehicle (EV) project to help it forge a mobility business to transform cars from transportation machines to entertainment spaces, a Sony executive told Reuters.An ongoing shift to electric cars, which are easier to build than those with...

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

Ex-rugby player worried about relatives in Tonga

Ex-rugby player worried about relatives in Tonga

A former player for Japan's national men's rugby team who was born in Tonga is anxiously waiting to hear about the safety of his relatives.Latu Sinali came to Japan 37 years ago and was selected to represent the national team. He acquired Japanese nationality and lives near Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics cost over $12 billion

Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics cost over $12 billion

The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics says it expects the total cost of the Games to be 1.453 trillion yen, or about 12.7 billion dollars. That's about 200 billion yen, or about 1.75 billion dollars, lower than the budget, as operations were simplified amid the coronavirus pandemic.The estimated cost at this point was reported at a meeting...

News

Japan's daily case count tops 50,000

Japan's daily case count tops 50,000

Japan's daily tally of new coronavirus cases keeps on rising, driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. More than 50,000...

Biden and Kishida discuss cooperation, security

Biden and Kishida discuss cooperation, security

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio held his first in-depth talks with President Joe Biden since taking office in October.The leaders...

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...