Japan May Be Base For Phone Scam Targeting China

Japan may be base for phone scam targeting China

Scammers from Taiwan may have used vacant houses in Japan for telephone fraud targeting people in China.

Last month, Japanese police arrested 10 Taiwanese men and women at Narita airport near Tokyo for allegedly lying on their immigration forms.

Toyota C-hr Gets New Base Trim That's About $1,400 Cheaper

Toyota C-HR gets new base trim that's about $1,400 cheaper

Toyota has announced pricing and trim levels for the 2019 C-HR crossover. A rather substantial price drop for the cheapest C-HR is at hand: while the 2018 C-HR started at $23,410 for the XLE trim, the new base C-HR, the LE starts from $20,995 excluding destination fees, or $22,090 with them.

Earlier, Toyota only offered the C-HR with two trim levels, the XLE and XLE Premium, but the latter has now been removed, and there are three versions. The LE's introduction means a touch of de-contenting, as the base model is offered with 17-inch steel wheels and a plastic steering wheel. While there are LED DRLs, the headlights are halogen. Still, even the LE gets the 8-inch touchscreen that is Apple CarPlay compatible, and dynamic radar cruise control. As well as the DRCC, all models get Toyota's Safety Sense suite that includes collision avoidance systems such as automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection and steering-assisting lane keeper.

Abe, Okinawa Governor Meet Over Base Relocation

Abe, Okinawa Governor meet over base relocation

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has demanded that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suspend landfill work for the relocation of a US military base within the southern prefecture. The prime minister asked the governor for his understanding of the relocation project, while agreeing to continue dialogue with the prefecture.

Abe met with Tamaki on Tuesday in Tokyo and discussed relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City, to the less-populated Henoko district in Nago City.

Voting Underway In Okinawa Referendum On Us Base

Voting underway in Okinawa referendum on US base

Voters in Okinawa are casting ballots in a referendum on the ongoing land reclamation work to relocate a US military base within the southwestern Japanese prefecture.

Election officials say the estimated voter turnout was 7.60 percent as of 11 AM on Sunday. The officials also say 237,447 people, or about 20 percent of eligible voters, cast early ballots before Sunday.

Okinawa Referendum On Us Base Relocation

Okinawa referendum on US base relocation

Voters in Okinawa are casting ballots in a referendum on the ongoing land reclamation work to relocate a US military base within the southwestern Japanese prefecture.

More than 300 polling stations across the prefecture opened at 7 AM on Sunday. Voters are being asked to choose whether they support, oppose, or neither support nor oppose the landfill work to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma air station to a coastal area of Henoko district in Nago City.

Committee Rejects Okinawa Request On Base Issue

Committee rejects Okinawa request on base issue

Japan's mediation committee has rejected the Okinawa government's request for adjudication in a dispute with the central government over a landfill project to relocate a US military base within the prefecture.

The southwestern prefecture filed the request last November with the committee, which handles disputes between the central and local governments.

Campaigning Starts For Okinawa Base Referendum

Campaigning starts for Okinawa base referendum

Official campaigning began on Thursday in Okinawa for a prefectural referendum on landfill work to relocate a US base within the southern Japanese prefecture.

The referendum on the landfill work in a coastal area of Henoko will be held on February 24.

Choice To Be Added For Base Referendum In Okinawa

Choice to be added for base referendum in Okinawa

Members of the prefectural assembly in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa have agreed to add another choice for a planned referendum on relocation of a US base in the prefecture.

They decided to add "neither" to the initially proposed two options of "yes" or "no" to the relocation plan.

Base Ball Bear Reveal Short Pv For 'flame'

Base Ball Bear reveal short PV for 'Flame'

Base Ball Bear will release their new work "Polaris" on January 30. At this time, they have revealed the short PV for the lead track "Flame."

The PV was directed by 26-year-old movie director Takei Yuri. Koide Yusuke (Vo, G) reached out to Takei after watching his 2018 film 'Red Comet Club.' "Flame" is now available for download on various music distribution sites. 

Okinawa Base Petitioners Rally At White House

Okinawa base petitioners rally at White House

Activists have staged a rally in front of the White House in protest against the relocation of a US military base in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture.

Japanese-American Robert Kajiwara was among around 40 people who gathered on Monday, after creating a petition with more than 190,000 signatures in a month. The number exceeds the 100,000 threshold that requires the White House to respond.

Okinawa Governor Visits Ny, Opposes Base Relocation

Okinawa governor visits NY, opposes base relocation

The governor of Japan's Okinawa Prefecture delivered a speech in New York on Sunday, calling for support to block the relocation of a US military base within the prefecture.

About 140 people, including those who hail from Okinawa, attended Denny Tamaki's speech at New York University.

Iwaya Seeks Understanding For Base Relocation

Iwaya seeks understanding for base relocation

Japan's Defense Minister has met with the governor of Okinawa to seek his understanding for the resumption of reclamation work for the relocation of a US air base in the prefecture.

Takeshi Iwaya visited Okinawa on Saturday for the first time since the defense ministry resumed the work on November 1st, after the land minister issued an injunction that allowed it to go ahead. The land ministry has jurisdiction over the related laws.