Residents Begin Cleanup As Death Toll Hits 74

Residents begin cleanup as death toll hits 74

People in areas of Japan hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover from deadly flooding.

NHK has learned that the death toll has now risen to 74. Rescuers are searching for about 10 people who are still missing 4 days after the storm.

Japan, S.korea Begin Bureau Chief-level Talks

Japan, S.Korea begin bureau chief-level talks

Japan and South Korea have held diplomatic bureau chief-level talks in Japan in an attempt to ease strained bilateral relations.

Talks between the Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Shigeki Takizaki, and his counterpart, Kim Jung-han, began at the Japanese Foreign Ministry in Tokyo at around 9 a.m. on Friday.

Sdf Personnel Begin Removing Fallen Trees

SDF personnel begin removing fallen trees

Members of Japan's Self-Defense Force have begun clearing debris in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, in the aftermath of typhoon Faxai.

The personnel are removing trees blocking roads in the city of Minamiboso on Saturday to allow access and restore power.

Paralympic Ticket Applications To Begin Thursday

Paralympic ticket applications to begin Thursday

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Paralympics will begin accepting online applications for tickets on Thursday.

The official website for Paralympics tickets will go live early Thursday. The tickets are being sold through a lottery system.

Court Procedures Begin For Sale Of Mhi Assets

Court procedures begin for sale of MHI assets

Lawyers for South Korean plaintiffs seeking damages for wartime labor say they have begun court procedures to sell assets seized from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

They say they have asked the Mitsubishi side for a meeting three times but the requests were ignored. They also say three of the plaintiffs have passed away while MHI refuses to implement a ruling by South Korea's Supreme Court.

Summer Deer Calls Begin In Nara

Summer deer calls begin in Nara

Deer have been summoned from the woods in a ritual ceremony at a park in Japan's ancient capital of Nara.

The deer calls are held every year in the summer and winter at Nara Park. The wild deer are designated by the government as a protected species.

Acura Tlc Pmc Hand-built Edition Priced Over $50,000, Deliveries Begin - Autoblog

Acura TLC PMC hand-built edition priced over $50,000, deliveries begin - Autoblog

Acura unveiled the 2020 TLX PMC Edition sedan at this year's New York Auto Show along with the MDX PMC Edition Prototype. Both models adopt the same hand-finished build processes employed at Honda's Performance Manufacturing Center to create the Acura NSX. In the case of the sedan, that means a body-in-white pulled off the line at Honda's Marysville plant so that PMC technicians can install the interior, drivetrain, suspension, wiring harnesses, and electronics. After that, the TLX PMC undergoes the same quality control checks conducted on the NSX, including a dyno run and water leak test. The price: $50,945, which includes $1,995 for handling and destination. In addition to the craftsmanship, the sedan combines two options that normally cannot be combined, the A-Spec and Advance Packages. They install the 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, the A-Spec's stiffer dampers and quicker steering ratio, plus sharper exterior components like the restyled bumper, larger exhaust tips, and gloss black roof panel. Comfort features include heated and ventilated front sport seats, leather and Alcantara seating, black leather steering wheel, black headliner, surround-view camera, heated rear seats, and Acura's 10-speaker ELS Studio audio system. Cosmetic go-fast changes are seen in the red instrument cluster and red accent lighting. The whole package gets drenched in Valencia Red Pearl paint formerly exclusive to the NSX but making one special appearance here, the crimson infused with mica, metal flake and "nano pigments" for keener color. Black, 10-spoke, 19-inch wheels anchor the sedan to the road. The U.S. will see just 360 examples of the TLX PMC, each one numbered with a plaque on the dash. Deliveries to dealers begin this month — each sedan transported in a single-car carrier. The entire production run is scheduled to take six months, after which we're told Acura will begin working on the MDX PMC.

Japanese Abroad Begin Voting In Upper House Race

Japanese abroad begin voting in Upper House race

Japanese nationals living abroad began voting in the Upper House election as campaigning kicked off in Japan on Thursday.

Ballot stations have been set up at 226 locations in embassies and consulates. The embassies in Sudan and Venezuela are not participating due to security concerns.

Discussions Begin At G20 Summmit In Osaka

Discussions begin at G20 summmit in Osaka

World leaders gathering in Osaka have begun discussions at the G20 summit. The two-day meeting comes at a time of heightened global tensions, including the ongoing US-China trade war and the friction between Washington and Tehran.

G20 leaders started discussing the global economy and trade.

G20 Summit To Begin In Osaka

G20 summit to begin in Osaka

The G20 summit is officially kicking off in Osaka. The goal is to reach a consensus on a wide range of pressing issues -- despite conflicting views and competing interests.

Most of the world leaders are already in Osaka. Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel touched down Friday morning.

G20 Summit To Begin Friday

G20 summit to begin Friday

The G20 summit will be officially underway in Osaka, with leaders kicking off the two-day gathering on Friday.

There are four sessions planned. Topics include: "global economy, trade and investment"; "innovation including digitalization"; "development and women's empowerment"; and "environment and energy".

Abe Set To Begin Visit To Iran

Abe set to begin visit to Iran

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran from Wednesday to meet President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Abe will meet the two Iranian leaders in Tehran at a time of rising Middle East tensions caused by the rift between Iran and the United States.

Abe, Trump Begin Talks

Abe, Trump begin talks

The leaders of Japan and the US are sitting down for an official meeting. It's the third day of Donald Trump's state visit to Japan.

Earlier, he became the first foreign head of state to meet Japan's new Emperor who took the throne at the start of the month.