2021 Lexus Is Teased Ahead Of Debut

2021 Lexus IS teased ahead of debut

While the larger Lexus GS has finally been discontinued after declining sales, its smaller sibling is getting a new generation. The new 2021 Lexus IS will be revealed next week, and in the meantime, Lexus released this teaser image.

It doesn't reveal too much, and the company was smart enough to make some adjustments so that playing with exposure and brightness in Photoshop wouldn't reveal anything more. All we can tell is that it's a sedan, it gets a full-width taillight design, and there's a bit of a diffuser treatment to the rear bumper.

Tokyo Games Organizers See 'thorny Path' Ahead

Tokyo Games organizers see 'thorny path' ahead

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics face a host of tasks to tackle as they prepare for a postponement of the games for about one year.

The International Olympic Committee decided on Tuesday to put off the games until the summer of 2021 at the latest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe Visits Fukushima Ahead Of 9th Anniversary

Abe visits Fukushima ahead of 9th anniversary

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited disaster-hit towns in Fukushima on Saturday ahead of the ninth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

Abe laid flowers and offered silent prayers to the victims of the disaster at a cemetery in Namie Town on the Pacifc coast that morning.

Japan Goes Ahead With Olympic Preparations

Japan goes ahead with Olympic preparations

Japan's top government spokesperson says Tokyo will steadily proceed with its preparations for the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the remark on Wednesday, following a statement from the International Olympic Committee.

Children Gather Ahead Of Temporary School Closure

Children gather ahead of temporary school closure

Children in a Japanese city gathered on Sunday ahead of the urgent school closure requested by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Bungo-Ono city in the southwestern Prefecture of Oita has decided to shut down elementary and junior high schools starting on Monday.

Teachers Busy Ahead Of Coronavirus Breaks

Teachers busy ahead of coronavirus breaks

Teachers in Japan are busy preparing for urgent school closures that the government requested across the nation to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

At a primary school in Ayase City, near Tokyo, teachers are working over the weekend to prepare assignments for children to complete over the unexpected holidays.

Olympics-related Events To Go Ahead As Planned

Olympics-related events to go ahead as planned

Japan's Cabinet minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics says the government will not call for the cancellation or downsizing of Games-related events despite the new coronavirus outbreak.

Seiko Hashimoto told reporters on Tuesday that the government's panel of experts has not urged restraint in organizing large-scale gatherings, and has allowed test events for the Olympics and Paralympics to go ahead as planned.

Cybersecurity Steps Proposed Ahead Of Tokyo Games

Cybersecurity steps proposed ahead of Tokyo Games

A group of experts are urging the Japanese government to take steps to ensure cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The experts for the communications ministry compiled an emergency proposal in a meeting on Monday, amid concerns over a surge in cyberattacks targeting the country during the Games.

Cybersecurity Steps Proposed Ahead Of Olympics

Cybersecurity steps proposed ahead of Olympics

A group of experts are urging the Japanese government to take steps to ensure cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The experts for the communications ministry compiled an emergency proposal in a meeting on Monday, amid concerns over a surge in cyberattacks targeting the country during the Games.

Students Practice Calligraphy Ahead Of New Year

Students practice calligraphy ahead of New Year

Elementary school students in Fukaya City, near Tokyo, have been given an opportunity to hone their calligraphy skills ahead of the New Year.

About 120 students in grades three to six took part in an annual calligraphy training session hosted by the Saitama Institute of Technology on Sunday.

The Oral Cigarettes To Release New Album Ahead Of Arena Tour

THE ORAL CIGARETTES to release new album ahead of arena tour

THE ORAL CIGARETTES will release their new album "SUCK MY WORLD" in 2020.

This album will be released before the band sets out on their arena tour 'JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2020: SUCK MY WORLD' in May. The jacket cover, as seen below, is simple artwork with a white circle on a black background. There will be a total of 15 songs included in the album. The release date, track list, and more details will be revealed later.

Pope Releases Message Ahead Of Japan Visit

Pope releases message ahead of Japan visit

Pope Francis has expressed his wish for a nuclear-free world in a video message for the people of Japan. It comes ahead of his four-day visit to the country starting Saturday.

On Sunday, the Pope is expected to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons during visits to the atomic-bombed cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

S.sudan Athletes Train In Japan Ahead Of Games

S.Sudan athletes train in Japan ahead of Games

A group of athletes from South Sudan is in Japan to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics more than eight months before the Games get underway.

Three athletes, one para-athlete and a coach arrived in Maebashi City north of Tokyo on Thursday.

Tokyo Police On Alert Ahead Of Halloween

Tokyo police on alert ahead of Halloween

Tokyo police are set to mobilize hundreds of officers in the Shibuya district to deal with possible disorder during Halloween celebrations.

The deployments are expected from Saturday to prevent disturbances or accidents among the mostly young crowds of costumed revelers.