Japanese 'ekiben' Boxed Meals Debut In Paris

Japanese 'ekiben' boxed meals debut in Paris

The boxed meals that are sold at train stations in Japan are now available at a new store in Paris.

Hanazen, a maker of "ekiben" boxed meals in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, opened the outlet in central Paris last Friday. The menu features a chicken-rice dish that is a best-seller at JR Odate Station in Akita. Customers can also buy miso soup for their meals.

2020 Lexus Rx350 And Rx450h Debut With Refreshed Styling And Updated Tech

2020 Lexus RX350 and RX450h debut with refreshed styling and updated tech

The 2020 Lexus RX350 and 450h made their debuts late last night, refreshing the fourth-gen model that made its debut back in 2015. The luxury crossover gets a number of updates, with the changes mostly focused on styling, tech and safety. The new three-row model carries over, too, with the second row sporting a set of captain's chairs rather than a full bench. The 2020 RX is set to go on sale in the U.S. in late August 2019.

The updated model doesn't look all that different than the 2019 model, especially from the profile. That said, the front and rear fascias have both been smoothed out, taking cues from the handsome LC coupe and LS sedan. All the lines look a bit more sleek, with thinner headlights and L-shaped blades in the taillights, again similar to the LC and LS. There's a sharp crease toward the bottom of the RX that carries across the grille, rocker panel and rear bumper. The grille itself gets a new mesh pattern. The interior is mostly unchanged, with changes mostly focused on comfort rather than design. Three-row models now have more adjustment in the back row, and the second row gets the aforementioned captain's chairs.

Honda To Debut Nsx Type R In Tokyo Later This Year?

Honda to debut NSX Type R in Tokyo later this year?

Forbes reports that Honda is finally ready to deliver the gift many have been pining for, the Acura NSX Type R. The debut's supposedly penciled in for the Tokyo Motor Show this October, almost four years after the new-generation NSX debuted at the Detroit Motor Show. The Forbes piece is light on the how of the transformation, but says we can expect 650 horsepower, a harder edge to the driving experience, and aerodynamic additions inspired by the NSX-GT racer in Japan's Super GT series.

It isn't known yet if a Type R would stick with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. If the track-focused NSX dropped its two front electric motors, that would leave a 47-hp e-motor attached to the crank, and the 500-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 to make up the difference to 650 hp.

10-year-old Pro 'go' Player Loses Debut

10-year-old pro 'Go' player loses debut

The youngest-ever Japanese professional "Go" player has lost her debut in the board game to an opponent who is six years older.

The Japan Go Association this month certified 10-year-old Sumire Nakamura as a professional Go player under a special quota for gifted young amateurs. The quota was created to nurture players who can rival champions in China and South Korea, where the game is also popular.