Expert: Criticism Helped Improve Ship's Condition

Expert: Criticism helped improve ship's condition

An expert on infectious diseases says his criticism has helped improve the situation on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess.

Professor Kentaro Iwata of Kobe University spoke on Thursday at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo using a TV-conference system.

Wakayama Man With Coronavirus In Serious Condition

Wakayama man with coronavirus in serious condition

A man in his 70s has been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. He was temporarily admitted to the same hospital where a surgeon tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

Prefectural officials say in-house infection is unlikely.

5,000-mile 'absurd Original Condition' 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser For Sale

5,000-mile 'absurd original condition' 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale

What would you pay for the most perfect Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 in the world? Not a nut-and-bolt restoration, not a customized one, but a factory original 1978 FJ40 that's spent all of its life in good hands. Right now, it seems the price is in the six figures.

This green FJ40, currently up at, has only done a little over 5,000 miles in its lifetime. When it was just one year old and barely used, the first owner decided to store it in his warehouse. A carpet supplier, he built a special carpet-lined crate for it and hoisted it onto the warehouse wall as a source of inspiration — he planned to take it down someday and tour all the U.S. national parks in it.

Flumpool To Go On Hiatus Due To Yamamura Ryuta's Throat Condition

flumpool to go on hiatus due to Yamamura Ryuta's throat condition

flumpool have announced that they will be going on hiatus due to vocalist Yamamura Ryuta's throat condition.

Yamamura says his throat has been in a bad condition for sometime. After the Kanagawa stop of the band's nationwide tour 'flumpool 8th tour 2017: Re:image' on December 3, he went to see a doctor who diagnosed him with functional dysphonia. Due to this, flumpool have cancelled the remaining four concerts of their tour as well as their countdown live. They have decided to go on hiatus, so that Yamamura can focus on treating his condition.

The Million-mile Toyota Tundra Is In Shockingly Good Condition

The Million-Mile Toyota Tundra is in Shockingly Good ConditionA couple months ago, one proud Toyota owner pushed his 2007 Tundra pickup past the million-mile mark, a distance many motorists would be hard pressed to clock in a lifetime of driving.
But Victor Sheppard is no ordinary guy. He hauls parts for the oil industry, keeping its heavy-duty equipment humming and hydrocarbons flowing. Over the past nine years, he’s routinely made cross-country treks from his home in Louisiana to deliver desperately needed components all across America. In fact, he averaged around 125,000 miles each year in the saddle of his Toyota.

Yuki Mio Postpones Her Singing Debut, Takes A Break Due To Poor Physical Condition

Yuki Mio postpones her singing debut, takes a break due to poor physical conditionPreviously, we reported that actress Yuki Mio (15) would be making her singing debut with double A-side single "Oshiete, Kamisama / Sayonara Mata Aoune", which was scheduled to be released on March 25. However, it was recently announced the release of her debut single has been postponed, and a CD debut event, which was slated to be held on February 26, has been canceled.

Fujitsu Skin Care Smartphone App Tracks Skin Condition Over Time

Skin care smartphone app tracks skin condition over timeFujitsu Laboratories has developed a system for measuring skin color accurately, using a smartphone's camera and a Color Frame. This technology makes it easier to measure skin condition, including spots, dullness, and pore size.

"Skin looks different under different lighting conditions, such as incandescent or fluorescent illumination. But Color Frame can compensate for color differences caused by different environments."