Nissan Plans To Scale Back In Europe; Focus On U.s., China, Japan

Nissan plans to scale back in Europe; focus on U.S., China, Japan

Nissan will pull back from Europe and elsewhere to focus on the United States, China and Japan under a plan that represents a new strategic direction for the embattled carmaker, people with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

The "operational performance plan" is due to be announced on May 28 and goes beyond fixing problems from ousted leader Carlos Ghosn's aggressive expansion drive, the people said.

Honda's Wuhan, China, Plant Back Up, With Coronavirus Precautions

Honda's Wuhan, China, plant back up, with coronavirus precautions

WUHAN, China — Temperature checkpoints and posters telling workers to keep more than a meter apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co's reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus has created a new normal on the factory floor.

The plant, a Honda joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group, was shut in late January when authorities ordered a lockdown in Wuhan in a bid to snuff out the coronavirus, which emerged there late last year.

Xperia 1 Ii And Xperia 10 Ii Leaked – Sony Is Back In The Game

Xperia 1 II and Xperia 10 II leaked – Sony is back in the game

Sony was due to announce its latest Xperia smartphones at its MWC video reveal tomorrow morning, however it looks like everything has been revealed ahead of time. XDA writer Max Weinbach who has a good reputation for previous leaks, has just revealed full details of both Sony phones due to be announced – meet the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 10 II.

Night-time Illumination Back At Shuri Castle

Night-time illumination back at Shuri Castle

Night-time illumination has returned to the walls of the fire-damaged Shuri Castle in Okinawa Prefecture.

The main structures of the castle in the city of Naha were completely destroyed in a massive fire in October.

Professor Back In Japan After Detention In China

Professor back in Japan after detention in China

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary says a Japanese professor from Hokkaido University has been released from detention in China and has returned home.

Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the professor in his 40s arrived in Japan earlier in the day, and is believed to be in good health.

Most Railways, Highways Back To Normal

Most railways, highways back to normal

Most railway services are returning to normal on Tuesday after Typhoon Hagibis caused widespread disruption over the weekend.

Most Shinkansen or bullet train services have resumed. However, on the Hokuriku line, operations are still suspended between Nagano station and Joetsumyoko station. The trains were making round trips between Tokyo and Nagano stations and between Kanazawa and Joetsumyoko stations.