Intense Heat To Continue Across Japan

Intense heat to continue across Japan

Intense heat continues to grip much of Japan, with temperatures soaring to record levels.

The hot weather is expected to continue on Saturday. The Meteorological Agency says daytime highs could reach 39 degrees Celsius in the city of Kyoto, 38 degrees in Gifu and Kofu, 37 degrees in Osaka and Nagoya, 36 degrees in Hiroshima and 35 degrees in central Tokyo.

Severe Heat Continues Across Much Of Japan

Severe heat continues across much of Japan

Severe heat continues to grip much of Japan, with temperatures soaring to 35 degrees Celsius or higher in many places.

The Meteorological Agency says high pressure systems over most of the country began pushing up temperatures on Friday morning.

Jongdari Injures 24 Across Japan

Jongdari injures 24 across Japan

Tropical storm Jongdari has left at least 24 people injured in 8 prefectures across Japan.

A man and a woman in their 20s were injured when they got out of their submerged car on a coastal highway in the city of Odawara in Kanagawa Prefecture on Saturday night.

Sweltering Heat Continues Across Japan

Sweltering heat continues across Japan

Sweltering heat continues to plague western and eastern Japan, with temperatures topping 35 degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Agency says a strong high-pressure system over the area will keep temperatures extremely high.

Severe Heat Continues Across Japan

Severe heat continues across Japan

Severe heat continues across much of Japan.

Temperatures on Saturday are expected to reach 38 degrees Celsius in some parts of eastern and western regions. People are advised to remain on the alert to prevent heatstroke.

Xperia Xz2 And Xz2 Compact Now Available Across Europe

Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact now available across Europe

The Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are now in stock at the Sony Mobile Store in Europe, as well as other retailers across Europe. Both flagship handsets are available at, and is set to launch in Amazon's other European sites from tomorrow. The Xperia XZ2 will set you back £699 in the UK, with the Xperia XZ2 Compact at £529. Who plans to pick one up? Let us know in the comments below.

2018 Honda Odyssey Pricing And Specs

2018 Honda Odyssey pricing and specsSafety Sensing now standard on VTi-L, prices rise across the range

Honda Australia has released pricing and specs for the updated 2018 Odyssey range, kicking off from $37,990 before on-road costs.

The MY18 Odyssey has been treated to a number of upgrades in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) suppression, along with changes to the exterior and interior design.

Leading Tokyo Culinary School Spreading Art Of Washoku Across The Globe

Leading Tokyo culinary school spreading art of washoku across the globe

Gastronomy students from around the globe are learning how to master traditional Japanese cuisine -- known as "washoku" -- in Tokyo, with the added bonus that they can obtain a diploma from one of the world's most famous culinary schools.

Le Cordon Bleu launched a Japanese cuisine program at its Tokyo campus last month, four years after the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognized washoku as an intangible cultural heritage, sparking increasing demands for Japanese cuisine in the global market.

2018 Lexus Nx Pricing And Specsprice Rises Bring New Looks And More Safety Gear Across The Range

2018 Lexus NX pricing and specsPrice rises bring new looks and more safety gear across the range

Lexus has revealed pricing and specifications for the 2018 NX300 and NX300h, bringing new suspension tuning, sharper styling, more standard safety and a front-wheel drive option for F Sport buyers.

The NX engine lineup remains unchanged for 2018. The NX300 (formerly NX200t) is still powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo making 175kW and 350Nm, hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

2018 Toyota Rav4 Pricing And Specsaeb, Navigation Now Standard Across Updated Range

2018 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specsAEB, navigation now standard across updated range

Details of the updated 2018 Toyota RAV4 range have been announced this week, with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and satellite navigation now standard across the line-up.

The major changes are had in the entry-level GX variant, which now gets the aforementioned AEB technology, along with lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam as standard.

2018 Mazda3 Gets Low-speed Automatic Braking Across The Board

2018 Mazda3 gets low-speed automatic braking across the board

Though the Mazda3 is mostly carry-over for the 2018 model year, Mazda has sweetened the deal on all trim levels ever so slightly with more standard equipment. Most notable is the inclusion of low-speed automatic emergency braking on the base Sport trim. That makes the feature standard on every version of Mazda3, and it's also included on manual transmission models. Touring's big change is the inclusion of the 184-horsepower 2.5-liter engine as the standard powertrain. This means you'll only be able to get the 2.0-liter engine on the Sport trim. Finally, Grand Touring gets a lighting upgrade with self-leveling LED lights up front along with LED taillights and running lights.

Mazda also supplies these additional features while barely changing prices. The Sport trim level increases by $250. The Touring trim actually drops in price by $355 for the sedan, and an impressive $1,555 for the hatchback (when compared with the existing Touring 2.5 trim level). Grand Touring pricing remains the same as the 2017 model year.

Rail Fans' Dream: Steam Train Runs Across From Luxury Sleeper

Rail fans' dream: Steam train runs across from luxury sleeper

KYOTO--Along with riding a vintage steam locomotive chugging along the tracks, lucky visitors to the Kyoto Railway Museum may get the added bonus of seeing one of the hottest trains passing alongside.

If the timing is right, passengers of the retro-looking SL Steam can enjoy running next to West Japan Railway Co.'s luxury sleeper train, the Twilight Express Mizukaze, which started operations in June.