Victims Of Japan's Worst Air Disaster Remembered

Victims of Japan's worst air disaster remembered

A ceremony to remember the victims of Japan's worst air disaster took place on Monday, the 34th anniversary of the tragedy.

A Japan Airlines Boeing 747 jumbo jet bound for Osaka from Tokyo crashed into a mountain in Gunma Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, on August 12, 1985. The accident left 520 people dead.

Sony Has Created A Wearable Air Conditioner

Sony Has Created A Wearable Air Conditioner

Summer is well and truly here. If you have ever wondered why in this modern age of technology nobody has been able to make a wearable air conditioner, Sony has got you covered, well, almost. The Japanese tech giant is crowdfunding the Reon Pocket, a device that’s essentially a wearable air conditioner.

Sony is crowdfunding this product as part of its First Flight program. You would place the Reon Pocket in a pouch inside a special t-shirt. It will then sit at the base of your neck and utilize the Peltier effect to either lower your body temperature by 23F or raise it by 14F silently. The Peltier effect is where heat is absorbed or emitted when an electrical current is passed across a junction.

Sony's Wearable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool During The Summer

Sony's Wearable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool During The Summer

The summer heat can sometimes get so unbearable where even a fan does little to nothing to cool us down, only ending up circulating the hot air in the process. However, if you’re in need of something a little stronger, Sony just might have the device for you in the form of the Reon Pocket, a wearable air conditioner that fits right in your pocket.

Now, the Reon Pocket will need a specially designed shirt in order to be clipped onto, and it can be activated or deactivated by using your smartphone and an accompanying app. It will sit on your neck where it will help to keep you cool during those hot summer days. That being said, the entire setup doesn’t exactly come cheap.

Watch The 2020 Toyota Supra Get Some Air On A Track - Autoblog

Watch the 2020 Toyota Supra get some air on a track - Autoblog

As if the Supra needed any help garnering more attention: After first announcing the return of the historic sports car at the Super Bowl earlier this year, Toyota is launching a new advertising campaign for the 2020 GR Supra called "This Is Our Sport." Part of the multi-video offensive includes a clip that shows the Supra carving up a track and getting some air beneath its tires. On the 50th anniversary of NASA launching Apollo 11 to the moon, Toyota has released video of the Supra launching inches above the pavement. Sure, it's not quite as momentous, but it's pretty sweet any time we see footage of a performance vehicle running at 11/10ths. And the drifts. LOTS of drifts. Not surprising, considering it makes more horsepower than advertised.  Officially, the 30-second video is called "Track Day," and it's the longest of the pack of advertisements. Others include six-second spots called "Joy" and "Face Off," which shows the old Supra meeting the new Supra in a design comparison of sorts.  "Track Day" will appropriately air during motorsports events, but that's not the end of the story. Toyota will also be releasing a long-form video called "Game of Horsepower," which will use the Supra in a game of H.O.R.S.E. and will debut across the company's social media channels. Check out "Track Day" above.

Expert: F35a Incident Poses Air Defense Challenge

Expert: F35A incident poses air defense challenge

An expert says the disappearance of a F35A fighter jet off northeastern Japan poses a serious challenge to the country's air defense.

The Air Self-Defense Force command lost radar contact with the aircraft on Tuesday evening over the Pacific, while the pilot was on a training mission.

Hot Air Balloon Festival Attracts Tourists

Hot air balloon festival attracts tourists

Colorful hot air balloons are attracting tourists and locals in the northern Japanese city of Ojiya in Niigata Prefecture.

Thirty-four balloonist teams have gathered from across Japan to participate in the festival.

Asthma Patients Demand Expenses Over Air Pollution

Asthma patients demand expenses over air pollution

People across Japan suffering from asthma caused by air pollution have filed a request for mediation with a government committee seeking medical expenses.

Ninety-four asthma patients and an association of people with air pollution-related illnesses made the submission on Monday. Some of the patients were plaintiffs in a lawsuit that was settled 12 years ago.

Kickin' It: Lexus, John Elliott Turn Nike Air Force 1 Into Fashion Tires

Kickin' it: Lexus, John Elliott turn Nike Air Force 1 into fashion tires

At New York Fashion Week, Lexus unveiled a collaboration that spanned numerous cultural realms, from the trendy streetwear and sneaker world to the high-art scene to the luxury auto space. Using its new UX crossover as the canvas, Lexus partnered with rising style entrepreneur John Elliott to create all-white tires designed after the iconic Nike Air Force 1.

The pairing stems from a different collaboration in which John Elliott partnered with Nike to create a custom Air Force 1. Elliott kept the timeless silhouette simple in white coloring, but created a new look by layering and stacking parts of the shoe's upper to create the illusion of shadows and shades. The tires are intended to do the same.

Alcohol Tests Eyed For Air Traffic Controllers

Alcohol tests eyed for air traffic controllers

Japan's transport ministry is to require air traffic controllers in the country to take alcohol tests.

The move follows the ministry's decision in December to obligate domestic airline pilots to take pre-flight tests due to revelations of alcohol-related problems involving flight crews.