Tokyo Begins 2-year Countdown For 2020 Olympics

Tokyo begins 2-year countdown for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo is marking exactly 2 years before the opening of the 2020 Olympics. Organizers face a host of tasks, including measures to deal with heat and humidity.

The 2020 Tokyo Games are set to officially open on July 24th and end on August 9th. A record 339 events in 33 sports are planned during the 17 days.

Demolition Of Concrete Walls Begins In Takatsuki

Demolition of concrete walls begins in Takatsuki

Work to remove unsafe concrete-block walls at schools has begun in a city in Osaka, western Japan, after the collapse of such a wall killed a 9-year-old girl.

A massive earthquake on Monday of last week caused the collapse of a wall separating a school's swimming pool and a public road in Takatsuki City. The falling wall crushed the girl as she was on her way to school.

2019 Honda Insight Hybrid Production Begins In Indiana

2019 Honda Insight hybrid production begins in Indiana

Honda has launched production of the 2019 Insight at its plant in Greensburg, Ind., capping $61.5 million the automaker has invested there and at three plants in Ohio to build the all-new hybrid sedan and pave the way for more electrified vehicles.

The Honda Manufacturing of Indiana plant will build all Insight models for the North American market after receiving a $32.5 million investment. That money went toward a 19,200-square-foot building expansion to accommodate in-house subassembly of the Insight's front-end module. Though it marks the first time the Indiana plant will take on modular subassembly for the front frame and components such as the radiator and cooling fan, Honda first introduced the practice on the 2016 Civic. It now uses the approach on the Accord and CR-V crossover. The Indiana plant is also now handling processes including installing electrified systems like high-voltage wiring, battery units and power control systems.

'binary Power Plant' Begins Operation Using Hot Spring

'Binary Power Plant' Begins Operation Using Hot Spring

Koyo Electric Co Ltd (Kobe City) announced that a "binary power plant" using surplus heat energy has been completed.

"Binary power generation" is a geothermal power generation technology. In conventional geothermal power generation, turbines are directly turned by using vapor from the underground. On the other hand, in binary power generation, a liquid whose boiling point is lower than that of water is heated and evaporated by using vapor, hot water, etc, and the vaporized liquid is used to turn turbines.

Historic Photo Exhibit Of Mother Teresa Begins

Historic photo exhibit of Mother Teresa begins

By Michinobu Yanagisawa / Japan News Staff Writer The life of Mother Teresa (1910-97), the Macedonian nun who devoted herself to serving the destitute mainly in India, continues inspiring people across the globe to play a healing role regardless of religion or ethnicity. That is the message conveyed in the photo exhibition on her life that kicked off Tuesday at Sophia University in Tokyo.

Mother Teresa had a vision of "a society for tolerance, understanding, mutual respect and solidarity without distinguishing social, ethnic, cultural and religious affiliations," Macedonian Ambassador to Japan Andrijana Cvetkovik said at the opening ceremony at the university on Tuesday evening. "I cannot agree more with this message."

Rainbow Six Siege Free Ps Plus Weekend Begins Ahead Of Operation White Noise Launch

Rainbow Six Siege Free PS Plus Weekend Begins Ahead of Operation White Noise Launch

It’s an exciting time for Rainbow Six Siege. We’re close to the start of Season 4 and the release of Operation White Noise, the upcoming content drop set in Seoul, South Korea. Featuring two new Operators from South Korea’s 707th Special Mission Battalion and one new Operator from Poland’s GROM unit, Operation White Noise also comes with a new map set high above the city’s skyline, in the Mok Myeok observation tower where attackers and defenders will battle it out at higher altitudes than normal.

“The objective for White Noise is to alter the meta and current tactics,” says Alexandre Remy, brand director on Rainbow Six Siege. “We want to have a season that’s about intel and communication.”

Mitsubishi Electric Begins Mass-producing Auto Industry's First Crankshaft Isg System

Mitsubishi Electric Begins Mass-producing Auto Industry's First Crankshaft ISG System for 48V Hybrid Vehicles - FareastgizmosMitsubishi Electric announced today that it has begun mass-producing the auto industry’s first crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) system for 48V hybrid vehicles, which will be mounted in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Compared to belt-driven starter-generators, the crankshaft-mounted motor produces higher output power and generates more power, which contributes to better fuel efficiency. The Newly developed transfer-molded power module for 48V systems reduces heat resistance and enhances durability.

The demand for 48V hybrid vehicles, which offer excellent fuel efficiency at relatively affordable costs, is expected to increase, especially in Europe. Mitsubishi Electric developed its ISG system-a crankshaft direct-driven system for idling-stop-start, energy recovery and torque assist-to achieve higher output power and better fuel efficiency in 48V hybrid vehicles.

2017 Honda Clarity Electric Begins Arriving At California And Oregon Dealerships

2017 Honda Clarity Electric Begins Arriving at California and Oregon Dealerships

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda today announced the arrival of the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan at select dealerships in California and Oregon. With a competitive introductory lease price of $269 (plus tax) a month for 36 months, the lease terms include an attractive allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance. The lease, which reflects a federal tax credit built in, requires $1,730 down plus the first month's lease payment due at signing (not including tax, registration or official fees).1 In addition, if they apply, California and Oregon customers may qualify for their state's rebates of $2,500 once they become available.2

The Clarity Electric sedan is powered by a 161-horsepower (120-kilowatt) electric motor producing 221 lb.-ft. of torque and drawing power from a 25.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The vehicle can be fully charged in just over three hours at 240 volts and when using DC fast charging with the SAE Combined Charging System, it can achieve an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes. The Clarity Electric has an EPA fuel economy rating of 126/103/114 MPGe (city/highway/combined)3 and an EPA range rating of 89 miles on a full charge.3  

Underwater Robot Probe Inside Fukushima Plant's No. 3 Reactor Begins

Underwater robot probe inside Fukushima plant's No. 3 reactor begins

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began on Wednesday probing inside a contaminated water-filled reactor containment vessel at one of its units using an underwater robot.

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the plant operator, is hoping to discover the precise location and condition of melted fuel debris inside the No. 3 reactor, one of the three units which suffered meltdowns in the 2011 nuclear crisis following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

2018 Infiniti Q50 Production Begins In Japan

2018 Infiniti Q50 production begins in JapanINFINITI has begun production of the 2018 INFINITI Q50, with first vehicles manufactured at the company's facility in Tochigi, Japan. The premium sports sedan will soon be shipped to the United States for arrival at INFINITI retailers later this summer.

Acura Mdx Production Begins At Second Facility In The U.s.

Acura MDX Production Begins at Second Facility in the U.S.Production of the Acura MDX luxury SUV was bolstered today when the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio began producing the award-winning Acura vehicle, the second U.S. plant to build America's best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time. ELP joins Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Ala. in producing the MDX

Nissan Begins Campaign To Share Information On All-new Nissan Leaf

Nissan begins campaign to share information on all-new Nissan LEAFToday, the world gets its first glimpse at the next-generation LEAF, the next chapter in Nissan's Intelligent Zero-Emissions Mobility.
This "teaser" image, released via social media channels and to current LEAF owners, is the first in a series of photos and informational briefs scheduled this summer in preparation for the global reveal of the new Nissan LEAF later this year.