Hanyu Awarded Top Honor By Global Skating Body

Hanyu awarded top honor by global skating body

Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru has won the award for Most Valuable Skater from the International Skating Union, or ISU.

The international skating body made the announcement during an online ceremony on Saturday. It also announced the winners for the last season in six other categories of the newly-established ISU Skating Awards.

Japan Karate Body To Redo Olympic Qualification

Japan karate body to redo Olympic qualification

Japan's karate governing body says it will redo some of its qualification processes for next year's Tokyo Olympics following a decision by the sport's international body.

The Japan Karatedo Federation announced on Monday that it will nullify the qualification of two athletes in the kumite category.

Toyota Rav4 Gets Lamborghini Urus Looks With This Body Kit

Toyota RAV4 gets Lamborghini Urus looks with this body kit

Like your Toyota RAV4 but wish it looked a little more, I dunno, like a Lamborghini Urus? Well, a Japanese tuning shop may have just answered your prayers.

Spotted by Carscoops, it's called the XR51 body kit and it's offered by an outfit named Albermo, which uses as its tagline, "Design of Caesar." Technically, the kit is offered in three packages, which are available separately or as a complete package, including installation and body-color paint.

Fujifilm X-t4 Mirrorless Camera Announced With In-body Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T4 Mirrorless Camera Announced With In-Body Image Stabilization

One of the things that many Fujifilm photographers probably wanted in the company’s cameras is probably in-body image stabilization. Fujifilm made this a reality with the launch of the Fujifilm X-H1, but oddly enough the cameras that followed did not adopt the feature, at least until now where Fujifilm has unveiled their latest flagship, the X-T4.

While externally the X-T4 looks very much like its predecessor, the biggest change probably has to be IBIS. For those wondering why this is a big deal, it is because prior to this, photographers who wanted image stabilization had to rely on lenses that came with the feature which limited their options.

Kia Australia Wants A Body-on-frame Suv To Rival The Land Cruiser

Kia Australia wants a body-on-frame SUV to rival the Land Cruiser

The team in charge of Kia's Australian division is asking the company's top brass for a rugged, body-on-frame SUV with Toyota Land Cruiser-like off-road capacity. The model could arrive quickly if it's approved for production. "We need probably one or two bigger [SUVs], to be quite honest. That would help us dramatically," affirmed Damien Meredith, the chief operating officer of Kia Australia, in an interview with Motoring. He added there's room above the Sorento for a new SUV, and he requested a sturdy model capable of towing and going off-road. In the United States, Kia's biggest SUV — and the largest car it has ever put its name on — is the well-received Telluride (pictured) released in 2019. It's not as tough as the body-on-frame model Meredith has in mind, and it's not sold in Australia because it's currently only available with left-hand drive. Kia would need to create a new model to challenge the Land Cruiser Prado (which is smaller than the standard model, and sold as the Lexus GX in the United States) and the Ranger-based Ford Everest in Australia, but it might not have to start from scratch. In 2019, Meredith confirmed Kia and sister company Hyundai are jointly developing a body-on-frame pickup aimed at Toyota's Tacoma-sized Hilux and the Ford Ranger, Australia's best- and second-best-selling vehicles in 2019. Kia could follow the path blazed by its rivals and turn its upcoming medium-sized truck into a family-friendly SUV. This strategy would give its Australian division the Land Cruiser-punching model it's asking for, while allowing it to leverage the benefits of economies of scale by sharing parts across several model lines. Kia stressed the SUV on Meredith's wish list hasn't been approved for production yet, so it's far too early to tell whether it will be available in the United States. Offering it outside of Australia is a must, though. Toyota sold 18,335 units of the Land Cruiser Prado on the Australian market in 2019; even if Kia tops it with 20,000 sales, that's not nearly enough volume to justify developing a new car, even one built on an existing platform. We'll have a better idea of what the future holds for Kia's global SUV range when the aforementioned trucks make their debut. Both are expected on sale by 2021, so they're around the corner, and neither has been confirmed for the American market yet; Hyundai's version is unrelated to the Santa Cruz also under development.

Slain Doctor's Body Arrives In Fukuoka

Slain doctor's body arrives in Fukuoka

A plane carrying the body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was fatally shot in Afghanistan arrived at his hometown Fukuoka in Kyushu on Monday morning.

Dozens of people, including Afghans who live in southern Japan, were at the observation deck of the airport when Tetsu Nakamura's coffin, shrouded with white cloth, was lowered from the plane.

Nakamura's Body Arrives In Fukuoka

Nakamura's body arrives in Fukuoka

The plane carrying the body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan arrived at his hometown Fukuoka in southern Japan on Monday morning.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura died on Wednesday after being ambushed by a group of unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Nakamura's Body Heads To His Hometown

Nakamura's body heads to his hometown

The plane carrying the body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan is heading to his hometown Fukuoka in southern Japan on Monday morning.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura died on Wednesday after being ambushed by a group of unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Plane Carrying Nakamura's Body Arrives In Japan

Plane carrying Nakamura's body arrives in Japan

The body of a Japanese aid worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan has arrived in Japan.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura died on Wednesday after being ambushed by a group of unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Body Of Slain Japanese Doctor On Way Home

Body of slain Japanese doctor on way home

The body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian who was shot dead in Afghanistan is expected to arrive in Japan on Sunday evening.

Tetsu Nakamura died on Wednesday after being ambushed by a group of unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Body Of Slain Japanese Doctor To Leave Kabul Soon

Body of slain Japanese doctor to leave Kabul soon

The body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot to death in Afghanistan will soon leave for Japan, accompanied by his family.

Tetsu Nakamura was killed in an ambush by an unidentified armed group in Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday.

Body Of Slain Japanese Doctor To Leave Afghanistan

Body of slain Japanese doctor to leave Afghanistan

The body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot to death in Afghanistan is to leave the country on Saturday, accompanied by his family.

Tetsu Nakamura was killed in an ambush by an unidentified armed group in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

Body Of Japanese Doctor Sent To Kabul

Body of Japanese doctor sent to Kabul

The body of a Japanese doctor in Afghanistan has been sent to a hospital in the capital Kabul for a closer examination into the cause of his death.

Tetsu Nakamura was fatally shot on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his vehicle in Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar.