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Mazda Shows Off Next-gen Hatchback Concept

Mazda Shows Off Next-gen Hatchback Concept

Mazda Motor Corp announced a concept model of the "Kai" hatchback equipped with the "Skyactiv-X" next-generation gasoline engine Oct 25, 2017. The total length of the hatchback, which falls into the C segment, is 4,420mm. It is expected that Mazda will release the Kai in 2019 as the...

Update Rendered: The Next-Generation Lexus ES Sedan

Update Rendered: The Next-Generation Lexus ES Sedan

Mag-X in Japan did a bang-up job of rendering the next-generation Lexus ES sedan in their latest issue. This looks to be a continuation of the LS design, with a coupe-like roof line and bold body lines. The thick trunk and sculpted sheet metal show an ES much different that the...

No Smoke, All Mirrors in New Lexus NX Commercial

No Smoke, All Mirrors in New Lexus NX Commercial

This Lexus Canada commercial for the updated 2018 NX is cleverly done:(I was hoping Lexus Canada would film a sequel to their robot apocalypse IS commercial.)

Miniature Nissan car wash means better paint, worry-free washing

Miniature Nissan car wash means better paint, worry-free washing

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – A miniature car wash, about the size and shape of a popcorn machine, plays an important role at the Nissan Technical Center North America in Michigan. Equipped with a spinning brush that has vibrant blue bristles, this highly specialized (and fun to watch!) machine allows...

Nissan GT-R takes on Formula One car in rolling drag raceFormula One meets Godzilla

Nissan GT-R takes on Formula One car in rolling drag raceFormula One meets Godzilla

You might have read about the roll-race lined up between a 1300hp Toyota 86 (WTF86) street car and 1994 Footwork Arrows F-1. The showdown was meant to take place at the 2017 Adelaide Motorsport Festival, but technical difficulties threw a spanner in the works. Rather than throwing in the towel, we...

New Lexus LS 500h Starts At £72,595 In The UK

New Lexus LS 500h Starts At £72,595 In The UK

The 2018 Lexus LS is ready to take on the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Audi A8 in the United Kingdom, where it is available in four grades. Priced from £72,595 ($97,067) is the base LS 500h, which may be basic on paper, but it's loaded with equipment.

Mouse Computer LUV MACHINES iG800SN-SH2 Mini-Tower Desktop PC

Mouse Computer LUV MACHINES iG800SN-SH2 Mini-Tower Desktop PC

Mouse Computer has listed another mini-tower desktop PC ‘LUV MACHINES iG800SN-SH2' on its product page. As part of the LUV...

Capcom Wants To Port More Games Onto The Nintendo Switch

Capcom Wants To Port More Games Onto The Nintendo Switch

Back in the day of the Wii U, it seemed that many developers weren't that excited about creating games for...

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Announced

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Announced

If you're a fan of Capcom's Street Fighter series and would love to play all of the titles at once...

Grand Theft Auto Online: The Doomsday Heist Out Now on PS4

Grand Theft Auto Online: The Doomsday Heist Out Now on PS4

When the stakes are this high, who else can you trust to save the day but the craziest criminals ever...

News

Personal data of 80,000 people may have been leaked from Osaka Univ.

Personal data of 80,000 people may have been leaked from Osaka Univ.

Osaka University said Wednesday that personal data of around 80,000 students, graduates, staff, former workers and others may have been...

Window falls from U.S. military chopper onto Okinawa school grounds

Window falls from U.S. military chopper onto Okinawa school grounds

A window fell from a U.S. military transport helicopter onto the grounds of an elementary school in Okinawa on Wednesday...

Sport

Figure skating: Japan to contest Olympic pairs after N. Korea misses deadline

Figure skating: Japan to contest Olympic pairs after N. Korea misses deadline

Japan has qualified for pairs figure skating at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games starting in February, the Japan Skating Federation announced Wednesday.Japan clinched the spot after North Korea, which took one of the final Olympic berths in a qualifying event in September, failed to confirm its attendance with the world governing body by the Nov. 30 deadline.

Figure skating: Hanyu's ankle injury keeping him off ice

Figure skating: Hanyu's ankle injury keeping him off ice

Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu has sustained ligament damage to his right foot and may be sidelined longer than expected, Japan Skating Federation director Yoshiko Kobayashi said Wednesday.Should the two-time world champion from Japan continue to take time off skating and delay his preparations for the upcoming national championships, he could miss the Dec. 21-24 competition in Tokyo that also...

Cuisine

KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Amenbodo adds modern twists to traditional 'karinto' snack

KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Amenbodo adds modern twists to traditional 'karinto' snack

Traditional snack food "karinto" usually comes in a brown sugar flavor, but fans of the treat should try it with a different twist. Amenbodo Co. offers karinto in 24 flavors such as cheese, "wasabi" (Japanese horseradish), vegetable, and tomato and basil.

Not your average Christmas log cake

Not your average Christmas log cake

Customers who step into "Cake House Tsumagari" when the shop opens in the morning call out to the 66-year-old proprietor, Takashi Tsumagari, as if they were relatives. The scene has been replayed daily for about 30 years since the shop opened.

Features

Student gives helping hand to 'science girls'

Student gives helping hand to 'science girls'

By Hiromi Kanekita / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer Marina Oba is a coleader of student association Rikechen!, which organizes activities to show female junior high and high school students how...

Pink bush cricket stands out in greenery of Shizuoka park

Pink bush cricket stands out in greenery of Shizuoka park

IWATA, Shizuoka Prefecture--An extremely rare and new addition to an insect observation park here clearly didn't have camouflage in mind when it was found hiding in green foliage. The critter that...

Photo Journal: Autumnal avenue

Photo Journal: Autumnal avenue

Visitors admire autumn-colored leaves as they walk along Inui Street on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, on Dec. 2, 2017. The road was opened to...

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...

Simpler judo rules unveiled ahead of Tokyo 2020

Simpler judo rules unveiled ahead of Tokyo 2020

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has reinstated a judo technique that was provisionally dropped, as part of its revised judo rules for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The technique, known...

Riner has sights set on 2020 Games

Riner has sights set on 2020 Games

AFPPARIS (AFP-Jiji) — French judoka Teddy Riner said Monday that he will go for a third straight heavyweight Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020, after winning his record ninth world...