AMSTERDAM — Fiat Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki's Vitara diesel models both break emissions rules and must be fixed or face a ban on sales across Europe, the Dutch road authority ruled on Thursday. The RDW authority, acting as the reference regulator for across the European Union, said Jeep had developed a software fix and that the authority had ordered the company to recall the model across Europe to roll it out. It added Suzuki had yet to find a credible solution for the Vitara. "Suzuki must come with adequate improvement measures or the RDW will begin the process of revoking its European type approval," the RDW said in a statement, adding it had also started the process of revoking approval for the Jeep Grand Cherokee as a "precautionary measure." Regulators across the world have been testing diesel models since Volkswagen admitted in 2015 that it used illegal software to cheat U.S. emissions tests. The RDW said it had found both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Vitara had used "prohibited emissions strategies" that led them to emit higher levels of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) on the road than under testing conditions. Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure, Stientje van Veldhoven, said in a letter to parliament she would inform prosecutors of the RDW's findings. Fiat Chrysler and Suzuki could not immediately be reached for comment.
Daily Shincho recently reported that actress Gouriki Ayame (27) and e-commerce company Start Today president Maezawa Yusaku (43) have broken up. Gouriki's agency released a statement on November 12, saying, "It's true that they have broken up, but we leave private matters up to her."
Gouriki and Maezawa's relationship was first reported by 'Josei Seven' back in April of 2018. On the same day, Maezawa confirmed the relationship via Twitter stating, "I pretended to be her manager and walked behind her while holding her purse, but it's been exposed. But we are serious! By the way, I've been a fan of hers since a long time ago." Afterwards, Gouriki also wrote on Instagram that they are in a relationship hoping that her fans will warmly watch over them.
One of the most powerful storms of the year is forecast to make landfall in Japan on Saturday. Typhoon Hagibis is expected to bring record-breaking rain and winds to the Tokai area and the Kanto region, including Tokyo.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says that the large and very strong typhoon is on a northerly path over the Pacific south of the main island of Honshu.
Record numbers of travelers came through Narita Airport during the 10-day holiday period that began late April.
Officials at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau say more than 1.09 million people used the airport for international flights between April 26 and May 6, a 13.9% increase from the same period last year.
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Japan's Nissan Motor and France's Renault said they would retool the world's top car-making alliance to put themselves on more equal footing, breaking up the all-powerful chairmanship previously wielded by ousted boss Carlos Ghosn. The removal of Ghosn, credited for rescuing Nissan from near-bankruptcy in 1999, had caused much uncertainty about the future of the alliance and some speculation the partnership could even unravel. The companies, together with junior ally Mitsubishi Motors, on Tuesday said the chairman of Renault would serve as the head of the alliance but — in a critical sign of the rebalancing — not as chairman of Nissan.
"This is a very special day for the alliance," Renault SA's chairman, Jean-Dominique Senard, told reporters after a meeting at Nissan's Yokohama headquarters. He spoke to reporters along with Renault's chief executive, Thierry Bollore; Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa; and Osamu Masuko, CEO of the smaller Japanese alliance partner Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
On June 15, actress Koizumi Kyoko announced that she would temporarily take a break from acting to focus on her work as a producer.
In an entry titled "An announcement from Koizumi Kyoko," the actress restated, "As of February 1, 2018, I have gone independent from Buring Production." She continued to explain, "The work I accepted before going independent are in the hands of Mitsuya Agency. I will be taking a break from my other work [acting, etc.] for the time being."
The Japanese car market has proven to be a really tough place for U.S. manufacturers, who have claimed that protectionist policies keep them out of the third largest car market in the world but the reality is more complicated than that.
Japanese brands account for 90 percent of the domestic car market in Japan and a big role in this is due to the special relationship between the customer and the dealer. Japanese buyers are used to having a much closer relationship with the dealer compared to the Western standards.
Fujii Shuka of Flower and ShuuKaRen will be taking a break due to a cervical herniated disc.
On the group's official website, Fujii revealed that symptoms first appeared about three years ago and had not been able to perform as she wished since E.G.family's live event "E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~" in July. As she was experiencing neck pain and numbness in her upper left arm, she went to see a doctor who found that she had a slipped disc between her fourth and fifth cervical spine. She is currently undergoing treatment for her condition.