Anpanman Creator Takashi Yanase Passes Away At 94

Anpanman creator Takashi Yanase dies at 94Takashi Yanase, the creator of Anpanman, one of the most popular Japanese anime cartoon series characters for young children, died of heart failure at a Tokyo hospital early Sunday, his agency said Tuesday. He was 94.

Hunter Develops Ghostly Light That Scares Away Wild Animals

Hunter develops ghostly light that scares away wild animalsAfter a half-century of tracking and luring in wild animals, a hunter here has developed a blinking light source designed to repel them and keep them from encroaching on farmland and residential areas.
The device consists of six light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs of three colors--red, blue and green.

Golf: Yokomine Pulls Away To Win Munsingwear Ladies

Golf: Yokomine pulls away to win Munsingwear LadiesSecond-round co-leader Sakura Yokomine pulled away with a 67 to post her 20th career win on Sunday at the Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic and become the third player in Japan LPGA Tour history to top 900 million yen in career earnings in the process.

Nintendo Hiroshi Yamauchi Passed Away At 85

Nintendo Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away at 85The Japanese business man who is credited as the transforming force behind Nintendo’s move from a playing cards to video game company has passed away. 
Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo’s president during its transformative years into a video game company, has passed away at 85. It is not clear at this time how Yamauchi died. Nintendo has released this short statement: ‘Nintendo is in mourning today from the sad loss of the former Nintendo president Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi, who sadly passed away this morning’ .

Sony Gran Turismo 7 'a Year Or Two' Away

Sony Gran Turismo 7 'a year or two' awayGran Turismo 7 will likely arrive for the Playstation 4 by 2015, according to an interview Polygon had with series producer Kaz Yamauchi. Considering Gran Turismo's history for delays, though, that one- to two-year target needs to be rather flexible. Still, the interview with Yamauchi, which focuses largely on PS3 title Gran Turismo 6, held one more interesting tidbit for those looking for the next-generation of GT titles - Gran Turismo 7 will share its physics engine with GT6, with Yamauchi saying, "They [Playstation 3 and Playstation 4] both have different advantages."

Infiniti Boss De Nysschen: Evs 'absolutely' Coming, Just Not Right Away

Infiniti LE Concept Speaking at a media event in Newport Beach, California this week, de Nysschen was blunt: "First and foremost, I simply must state that there absolutely will be EVs in Infiniti's future." The first Infiniti EV was delayed, in part, to give the brand room to grow in all directions. De Nysschen, who took over Infiniti in June of 2012, told us: