Suga Calls For End To Mutual Distrust With N.korea

Suga calls for end to mutual distrust with N.Korea

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has called for an end to the mutual distrust between Japan and North Korea, and urged the countries to start afresh.

Suga was speaking at a symposium hosted by the Japanese government in New York to boost international awareness about the abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korea.

Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition Marks End Of Japanese Availability

Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition marks end of Japanese availability

Thirteen years ago, Mitsubishi discontinued the full-size Montero SUV in the U.S., and now the same thing is happening in its home country of Japan where it's called the Pajero. The company is marking the end of availability there with a Pajero Final Edition. Only 700 examples will be built.

There isn't a whole lot that separates the Pajero Final Edition from normal ones. It has serial number badging inside, and special stickers on the outside commemorating the SUV's introduction in 1982. One cool feature is a Citizen watch with Final Edition branding that's only available to buyers of this Pajero. For a little extra, customers can opt for an exterior package that adds a rear spoiler, chrome spare tire cover and mud flaps with aluminum plates that spell out Pajero. It comes standard with either a black or tan leather interior, a sunroof, roof rails, cold-weather package, and under the hood a 3.2-liter diesel I4 coupled to a selectable four-wheel-drive system and five-speed automatic transmission. The price for it is 4,530,600 yen, or $40,602 at current exchange rates.

Cheaper Nintendo Switch Could Launch By End Of June

Cheaper Nintendo Switch Could Launch By End Of June

According to the rumors, Nintendo could be working on a cheaper version of the Nintendo Switch in the fall of 2019. These rumors have since been “confirmed” by a report from Bloomberg who claims that this cheaper version of the Switch could actually be launched by the end of June 2019.

Coincidentally enough, E3 2019 is taking place in June, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo were to make some kind of announcement at their own presentation where the console would then launch a couple of weeks later. As to the differences between the models, last we heard, the cheaper Switch will focus on portability.

Sony Playstation Vita Production Has Officially Come To An End

Sony PlayStation Vita Production Has Officially Come To An End

In the console space, there is Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, each of whom have their own home console device. However when it comes to handhelds, that space was pretty much a fight between Nintendo and Sony, although it seems that now Sony could finally be conceding that market to Nintendo entirely.

This is because Sony has officially ended the production of its PlayStation Vita console. We had previously heard that Sony would be winding down production, and it looks like it has finally come to an end. The PS Vita was launched back in 2011 which means that it has been around for about 8 years or so, although in the past few years, Sony hasn’t really done much with it.

Superfly To Hold Arena Tour At The End Of The Year

Superfly to hold arena tour at the end of the year

Superfly will hold a nationwide arena tour from September to December.

The tour will kick off on September 21 at World Memorial Hall (Hyogo) and wrap up on December 8 at Marine Messe Fukuoka for a total of 15 shows. Members of her official fan club 'Superconnection' will be able to pre-reserve tickets from April 8 to 22. 

Former Nmb48's Suto Ririka To Retire From Showbiz At The End Of The Month

Former NMB48's Suto Ririka to retire from showbiz at the end of the month

Former NMB48's Suto Ririka has announced that she will be retiring from showbiz at the end of the month. 

Suto had been continuing her entertainment activities while aiming to become a philosopher. According to a person affiliated with her agency, she had asked to retire last spring, and since then, there had been many discussions about her future path. Finally, it was decided that she would be retiring according to her will. Although there are programs scheduled to air in February that she's already done recording for, her activities will officially end this month. 

Defense Ministry To End Talks On Radar Incident

Defense Ministry to end talks on radar incident

Japan's Defense Ministry plans to end discussions with South Korea over a radar incident due to apparent concern that bilateral relations could worsen further if this issue drags on.

On Monday, the ministry issued its final statement on the December 20th incident, along with an audio file it says was recorded when a South Korean naval vessel directed its fire-control radar at a Japanese patrol plane. Seoul denies the claim.

Court Rejects Request To End Ghosn's Detention

Court rejects request to end Ghosn's detention

A Japanese court has rejected a request by lawyers of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn to end his detention.

The lawyers plan to file a quasi-appeal against the decision made on Wednesday by the Tokyo District Court.