Revised 2017 Lexus Is Sedan Earns Iihs Top Safety Pick+ Award

Revised 2017 Lexus IS Sedan Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

A revision to the 2017 Lexus IS hasearned the sedan a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Lexus reinforced the IS front end as part of last year’s refresh, but was unable to score higher than Acceptable in the small-overlap front test. A second revision in June 2017 has improved the score to Good, leading to the IIHS top safety honors. See for yourself, here’s video of the crash test:

Sumo: Hakuho Receives Special Award For His All-time Wins Record

Sumo: Hakuho receives special award for his all-time wins record

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yokozuna Hakuho received a special award from an advisory body of the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday, commemorating the record of all-time wins of 1,050 he set in July.

The Yokozuna Deliberation Council handed the Mongolian wrestler a work of Japanese artistic calligraphy for surpassing former yokozuna Chiyonofuji's 1,045 and former ozeki Kaio's 1,047 wins during the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament en route to setting the record and capturing his 39th title.

2018 Honda Odyssey Recognized With "wards 10 Best Ux" User Experience Award

2018 Honda Odyssey Recognized with "Wards 10 Best UX" User Experience Award

With praise for the usability of its many unique family-friendly features, the 2018 Honda Odyssey received a 2017 Wards 10 Best UX Award from the experts at WardsAuto. Tom Murphy, Senior Editor at WardsAuto, highlighted such features as the multi-configurable Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™, HondaVAC®, CabinTalk™ and CabinWatch™, saying the Odyssey has "enough family-friendly features to lure away shoppers who were considering a utility vehicle instead." Started in 2016, the Wards 10 Best UX awards recognize vehicles that enhance users' lifestyles and make technology easy to utilize. Odyssey has been the best-selling minivan in America for the past seven years and is leading again in 20171. The all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey, designed to keep everyone in the family happy, went on sale on May 24, 2017.

1 Based on Urban Science retail sales data in the minivan segment for 2010-2017CYTD March.

Canon Beats Nikon To Get Eisa's Pro Dslr Award For 3rd Year Running

Canon beats Nikon to get EISA's Pro DSLR award for 3rd year running

Canon's EOS 5D Mk IV has won the European Imaging and Sound Association's (EISA) Professional DSLR of the Year award, making this the third year in a row that the brand has beaten Nikon to the top spot in the professional camera category. Neither company, though, managed to come out as well as Sony, which won a total of six titles for is compact system range.

One of Sony's titles was the prestigious European Camera of the Year award—a prize the company hasn't won in nine years—which went to the a9.

Numata Wins Akutagawa Literary Award, Sato Wins Naoki Prize

Numata wins Akutagawa literary award, Sato wins Naoki Prize

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Novelist Shinsuke Numata has won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for up-and-coming authors, while the Naoki Prize for popular fiction has been awarded to writer Shogo Sato, the selection committee said Wednesday.

Numata, a 38-year-old native of Otaru, Hokkaido, residing in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, won the 157th prize for his work "Eiri" (Back of Shadow), which depicts the disappearance of the main character's fishing friend since the 2011 quake and tsunami disaster that devastated northeastern Japan.

Painter Senju Receives Isamu Noguchi Award In N.y.

Painter Senju receives Isamu Noguchi Award in N.Y.

Acclaimed Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju received the fourth annual Isamu Noguchi Award in a ceremony held Tuesday at sculptor Noguchi's museum in New York.

Architectural designer John Pawson of Britain also received this year's award. His projects encompass buildings -- from private houses to commercial showrooms -- as well as art spaces, stage sets, a monastery and yachts.

2017 Honda Cr-v Earns Autotrader “must Test Drive” Award

2017 Honda CR-V Earns Autotrader “Must Test Drive” AwardThe editorial experts at Autotrader have recognized the CR-V with a 2017 Autotrader "Must Test Drive" Award. The Honda CR-V was fully redesigned and reengineered for the 2017 model year with new styling and an available turbocharged engine. The Autotrader editors noted the CR-V's great exterior styling, well-designed interior and host of standard features as contributing factors to its win.

Nissan Wins 2016 Nielsen Automotive 'spanish Advertiser Of The Year' Award

Nissan wins 2016 Nielsen Automotive 'Spanish Advertiser of the Year' AwardConnecting with Hispanic consumers in a culturally relevant way continues to pay off for Nissan in both sales and industry recognition.
For the second consecutive year, Nielsen named Nissan as the "Spanish Advertiser of the Year." Nissan received the award this morning during a press event that kicks off the 2017 New York International Auto Show Media Preview Days at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

2017 Honda Cr-v Takes Home Utility Vehicle Of The Year Award

2017 Honda CR-V Takes Home Utility Vehicle of the Year AwardThe all-new 2017 Honda CR-V was recognized as the Utility Vehicle of the Year by, adding to an already impressive accolade collection. The 2017 CR-V is the fifth-generation model of the best-selling SUV and this year marks its 20th anniversary. AutoGuide's team of automotive experts evaluate contenders within several categories to determine winners of their vehicles of the year awards.

Japanese Researcher Wins Gairdner Int'l Award

Japanese researcher wins Gairdner Int'l Award

A Japanese researcher has won a prestigious global therapeutic honor for his disclosure of substances that lower cholesterol.

The Canada Gairdner Foundation declared Akira Endo and different champs of this year's Canada Gairdner International Awards on Tuesday.

Mazda-inspired Perfume Wins Gold At If Design Award

Mazda-inspired perfume wins gold at iF Design Award“SOUL of MOTION”, a perfume developed by fragrance and cosmetics maker Shiseido to symbolise Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion design philosophy, has won a gold award in the packaging category at the iF Design Award 2017 – and with it international recognition.