Japanese Average Life Expectancy At Record High

Japanese average life expectancy at record high

The average life expectancy reached a record high for both male and female Japanese people last year. It was more than five years longer than in 1989, the year the three-decade Japanese era of Heisei started.

Japan's health and welfare ministry says the average lifespan last year was 87.32 years for women and 81.25 years for men. Both marked a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive year.

Japan's Lawmakers Earned Average $245,000 In 2018

Japan's lawmakers earned average $245,000 in 2018

Members of Japan's parliament had an average income of nearly 245,000 dollars in 2018, an increase from the previous year.

Both houses of the Diet released the annual incomes of 698 lawmakers on Monday. Data on some members, including those who won Lower House by-elections in April, were excluded.

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.

Xperia Xz Premium Camera Reviewed By Dxomark; Scores An Average 83

Xperia XZ Premium camera reviewed by DxOMark; scores an average 83DxOMark camera review site recently changed its review protocols for mobile products to take account for new advances in technology including dual-camera setups, on-sensor phase detection for quicker autofocus and better low-light performance. Therefore, DxOMark has pretty much reset all of its scores for all new reviews.

One-off Toyota Picnic Sport Turbo With Mr2 Engine Is Not For Your Average Soccer Mom

One-Off Toyota Picnic Sport Turbo With MR2 Engine Is Not For Your Average Soccer Mom

In 1997, Toyota GB took a standard Picnic GL model and outfitted it with the 3SGTE engine of the second-generation Toyota MR2 Turbo. The Picnic Sport Turbo was born and out of nowhere, the one-off has appeared for sale on eBay.

Thanks to the MR2 engine, the Picnic Sport Turbo delivered 210 hp at 6,000 rpm and 305 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm when it left the factory. This allowed it to accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.5 seconds and through to a 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed.

Epa Says Mazda 27.5 Mpg Average Makes It Most Fuel-efficient Automaker In Us

2014 Mazda6Zoom-Zoom, indeed. Toyota may be the world's biggest maker of hybrids and Nissan may be making big strides on the plug-in front with increased sales of its Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, but it's Japanese automaker Mazda that has once again topped the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of most fuel-efficient automakers selling vehicles in the US, increasing its Model Year 2012 average by half a mile per gallon compared to MY2011.

Nissan Corporate Average Fuel Economy Up 24.9%

Nissan Corporate Average Fuel Economy Up 24.9%Corporate average fuel economy *1 at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. improved by 24.9 percent in fiscal year 2012 compared to fiscal 2005. The figure marks Nissan's best fuel economy performance since fiscal 2005, and represents a 10.2 percentage points year-on-year improvement from fiscal year 2011. Nissan continues to work toward achieving the ambitious environmental targets set in its action plan, Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP2016).