Exhibition Dedicated To Late Scholar Donald Keene

Exhibition dedicated to late scholar Donald Keene

An exhibition highlighting the life and achievements of the late scholar of Japanese literature, Donald Keene, is underway at a museum in Kashiwazaki City, central Japan. Keene died in February.

Keene revived a traditional puppet theatrical performance set in the city to give encouragement to survivors of the major earthquake that hit the city and surrounding areas in 2007. It was the first time in about 300 years that the performance had been staged.

Ryuchell To Release Song Dedicated To His Newborn Son

Ryuchell to release song dedicated to his newborn son

RYUCHELL will digitally release his new song "Link" on August 15. 

RYUCHELL made his artist debut with the single "Hands up!! If you're Awesome" in February. The title of the upcoming single comes from his newborn son's name. It was written and composed by Hyadain, and RYUCHELL challenges rapping in this song. The lyrics are based on a letter that he wrote to his wife Peco and their son. 

Dedicated Google Podcasts App Launched For Android

Dedicated Google Podcasts App Launched For Android


Google has never offered a dedicated podcasts app for Android before but it’s finally making amends. Its rival Apple already has a separate Podcasts app for its mobile devices and Google is now following suit with a dedicated Podcasts app for Android. Prior to this app, users could either listen to podcasts in Google Play Music or use an obscure player integrated into Android’s search feature.

Google is now making it much easier to listen to Podcasts on Android devices with a dedicated Google Podcasts app that’s available for download starting today for free. The app offers users access to a wide variety of podcasts that will automatically be synced with other Google services that the user relies upon, such as Google Assistant.

Toyota's Building A Dedicated Autonomous Vehicle Test Track In Michigan

Toyota's Building A Dedicated Autonomous Vehicle Test Track In MichiganThere’s a slew of automakers and other transportation technology companies out there testing their autonomous prototypes on open roads. But Toyota, for one, says that some of that testing is too dangerous to carry out on public streets, what with other motorists, pedestrians and such. So it’s building a special test facility just for the purpose.

Xperia Xa2 Dual Has Hybrid Sim Tray; Xa2 Ultra Dual Has Dedicated Sd Card Slot

Xperia XA2 Dual has hybrid SIM tray; XA2 Ultra Dual has dedicated SD card slot

Sony Mobile's upcoming Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra look like fantastic mid-range all-rounders. Sony has recently released the manuals for both devices, which confirms the status of the dual SIM versions of both devices. For those looking at the Xperia XA2 Dual, it will have a hybrid SIM tray which means you can only use either two Nano SIM cards, or one SIM card and the microSD memory card.

Canon's Full-frame Mirrorless Rumored To Use A Dedicated Sensor

Canon's Full-Frame Mirrorless Rumored To Use A Dedicated Sensor

It was initially thought that it was impossible to shrink down a full-frame sensor that could fit into a non-DSLR body, but that's exactly what Sony has done where they have launched not only full-frame mirrorless cameras, but full-frame compacts as well. This has ultimately spurred the competition to work on similar devices.

In fact Canon is one of them as we have been hearing rumors that the company had a full-frame mirrorless in the works. Now according to a new report from Canon Rumors, they have heard from their sources that the rumored Canon full-frame mirrorless might actually feature its own dedicated sensor, versus reusing a full-frame sensor found on other Canon cameras like the EOS 6D Mark II or the EOS 5D Mark IV.

Toyota New Gazoo Lineup To Include Dedicated Sports Car, U.s. To Get Them As Trds

Toyota’s New Gazoo Lineup To Include Dedicated Sports Car, U.S. To Get Them As TRDs

Toyota’s recently announced Gazoo Racing (GR) model series is set to include a dedicated sports car platform, apart from beefed-up versions of the regular models.

So far, the GR series is a Japan-only affair but Toyota will soon expand its availability to other regions as well, including Europe but not North America. The company’s executives decided that Gazoo-tuned models destined for North America will be offered under the already established TRD (Toyota Racing Development) brand, AutoNews reports.

Jagged Wooden Roof Frames Museum Dedicated To Japan's Jomon Period

Jagged wooden roof frames museum dedicated to Japan's Jomon periodArchitecture studio Furuichi and Associates has completed a museum dedicated to Japan's Jōmon period, featuring a multi-faceted roofscape designed to evoke the inside of a cave.
Located in Fukushima Prefecture, the Miyahata Jōmon Museum is built over the ruins of a structure from the prehistoric era, which roughly covers the period between 12,000 and 3,000 BC.

Magazine Dedicated To 'dark Tourism' Hits Bookstores

Magazine dedicated to 'dark tourism' hits bookstoresThe first issue of a travel magazine dedicated to sites associated with negative legacies like war and natural disasters hit bookstores this summer.
While most tourist sites in Japan tend to focus on the bright and admirable aspects of their history or circumstances, the new travel magazine, Dark Tourism Japan, published by Million Publishing, encourages readers to enrich themselves through visits to places with dark pasts.