The report names no sources, but says the CX-3 will benefit from a new small-displacement diesel engine. The 1.6-liter oil burner will be joined by a 1.3-liter gasoline engine when the vehicle debuts in 2014.
The 1.82-meter, 80-kilogram right-hander signed for an estimated 15 million yen for next season with additional performance-based incentives worth up to 50 million and a 100 million yen signing bonus -- the maximum figures allowed by Nippon Professional Baseball for a first-year player.
School excursions are starting to gradually return to Aizuwakamatsu in Fukushima Prefecture, a historic city severely affected by the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster and the ensuing nuclear crisis, according to local officials.
Amid concerns about radioactive materials from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant some 100 kilometers east of the city, the number of schools which sent their students to Aizuwakamatsu dropped to 100 in fiscal 2011 from 841 the year before.
Nintendo has teamed up with some of the world's top sports properties to deliver basketball, baseball and soccer videos to Nintendo 3DS owners in the United States. Starting April 14, Nintendo 3DS owners can access free highlight videos from the NBA Digital, MLB.com and the Barclays Premier League from FOX Soccer by connecting to any Nintendo Zone location in the U.S.