The Japan Coast Guard says more than 300 North Korean fishing boats have been spotted in Japan's exclusive economic zone off the Noto Peninsula since late May.
In recent years, North Korean squid-fishing boats have illegally operated from early summer to winter in a fishing ground known as Yamatotai off the peninsula on the Sea of Japan.
General Motors will announce on Friday plans to invest $300 million in a suburban Detroit plant that builds electric and self-driving vehicles for Chevrolet and the automaker's self-driving Cruise unit, two people familiar with the plans said on Thursday. The largest U.S. automaker is expected to announce it plans to build a new electric compact vehicle for Chevy, said the people, who asked not to be identified. GM executives also will formally endorse a revised North American free trade deal known as USMCA, the sources said. GM declined to comment. Company executives are expected to make the case that the new EV — originally considered for one of GM's Chinese plants — is being built in the United States because of the new trade deal that is still awaiting approval by the U.S. Congress. GM has come under harsh attacks from President Donald Trump over its decision to end production at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. On Thursday, the company said its executives would be joined at the Orion plant by United Auto Workers union Vice President Terry Dittes and government officials to announce "a major new investment focused on the development of GM future technologies." GM Chief Executive Mary Barra is expected to make the formal announcement, which could add hundreds of jobs. The new Chevy vehicle is based on the same compact architecture as the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Cruise AV that are assembled in Orion. The Orion Township plant is slated to begin building a new generation of electric and self-driving vehicles, using GM's dedicated BEV3 architecture, but not until 2023, a third source said. GM said a year ago it would invest $100 million to upgrade the Orion Township plant ahead of commercial production of the Cruise AV in late 2019. Rival Ford this week said it planned to expand its Flat Rock plant outside Detroit to add production of electric vehicles, an investment of more than $850 million expected to add 900 jobs. Ford's first self-driving vehicles will be assembled nearby at an as-yet-undisclosed location.
Lexus is making the Black Line Special Edition treatment available again, this time offering it on the F Sport version of the 2019 IS 300 sports sedan.
The package adds 18-inch, split-spoke wheels with the "black vapor chrome" finish that also appear on the flagship LS sedan, plus back side mirrors. Inside, you get black Nuluxe seats with red accents and contrasting red stitching, which also appears on the center console and armrests, plus red accent panels flanking the center stack. There's also a heated, black wood-trimmed steering wheel highlighted by what Lexus says is "distinctive shades of black that were created by a Japanese calligraphy shop dedicated to perfecting ink for more than 200 years." All Black Line versions are equipped with navigation and triple-beam LED headlights.
Last year Nintendo released Fire Emblem Heroes for mobile devices, and straight away it seemed like the game was something of a financial success, reportedly pulling in as much as $2.9 million in its first day. It turns out that the game has managed to maintain its momentum as it has now been reported that a year later, Fire Emblem Heroes has grossed $300 million.
This is according to new data from Sensor Tower (who also provided the first-day numbers) who claims that the game managed to pull $300 million within its first year. It has also been pointed out that this amount means that Fire Emblem Heroes managed to gross five times more than what Super Mario Run made, despite the popularity of the Mario franchise.