Lexus Lq Expected To Top The Brand's Crossover Offerings By 2022

Lexus LQ expected to top the brand's crossover offerings by 2022

When Lexus debuted the LF-1 Limitless crossover concept at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, Lexus' U.S. general manager waited roughly six minutes to tell the world, as a way of hinting to HQ in Japan, "We have to build this vehicle." Car and Driver says the GM and his dealers will get their wish when the Lexus LQ crossover takes the top spot in the automaker's range in 2022.

Underneath the "molten katana" design language that looks like an RX sent back from the future to kill an RX named Sarah Connor, we'll find the inner workings of the LS sedan, possibly including the luxury-specific TNGA-L rear- and all-wheel-drive platform. Engines could be ported straight from the LS stable for standard LQ models, meaning — for now — a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.5-liter V6 helped by two electric motors to produce a combined 354 hp. An LQ F or F Sport model could bolt up the impending twin-turbo V8 and cross the 600-hp mark.

Stormy Weather Expected Across Japan

Stormy weather expected across Japan

Japanese weather officials say stormy conditions are expected through Tuesday in most parts of the country. They advise caution for strong winds and heavy rain.

The Meteorological Agency says a low-pressure system and unstable atmospheric conditions are bringing strong winds and rain to many parts of western and eastern Japan.

Snow Expected In Central Tokyo

Snow expected in central Tokyo

A low pressure system and a cold air mass is likely to bring snow to Tokyo and its surrounding areas on Sunday.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says snow is expected to fall in wide areas of the Kanto region, including Tokyo, from the early hours on Sunday until noon.

Evacuees From Wuhan Expected To Go Home This Week

Evacuees from Wuhan expected to go home this week

Japanese people evacuated by a government-chartered plane from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, are expected to be released from quarantine isolation this week.

The government has sent a chartered plane to Wuhan on four occasions since January 29 to bring a total of 763 people back to Japan.

Snow Expected Overnight In Tokyo Area

Snow expected overnight in Tokyo area

Weather forecasters say central Tokyo may be blanketed with snow from Monday evening through Tuesday. They are warning of traffic disruption and icy roads.

Meteorological Agency officials say a low-pressure system and a high-altitude cold air mass are expected to bring snowfall to wide areas around the Tokyo Metropolitan area.

New Govt. Bond Issuance Expected To Rise In Fy2021

New govt. bond issuance expected to rise in FY2021

Japan's Finance Ministry has indicated new government bond issues in fiscal 2021 may increase for the first time in 11 years. The announcement comes amid rising social security costs such as medical care and pensions.

The ministry has worked out an estimate which indicates that if the economy continues to grow by 1.5 percent in nominal terms, social security costs in fiscal 2023 will increase to 38.5 trillion yen, or about 352 billion dollars. That is up 2.6 trillion yen, or nearly 24 billion dollars, from the budget plan for fiscal 2020.

Ghosn Expected To Lose Bail

Ghosn expected to lose bail

The Tokyo District Court is expected to revoke the bail of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn if it confirms he left Japan without permission. Ghosn had posted a bond of 1.5 billion yen, or about 13.8 million dollars.

The court allowed Ghosn to be released on bail in April 2019, but imposed conditions such as a ban on travel overseas.

Northern Japan Expected To Have Stormy Weather

Northern Japan expected to have stormy weather

Weather officials warn that very strong storms are expected on the Sea of Japan side of northern Japan for a couple of days from Tuesday, New Year's Eve.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says a front extending from a low pressure system will cross northern Japan, making the atmosphere extremely unstable in some places. It says conditions could bring lightning, gusts of wind including tornadoes, and hail.

Stormy New Year Expected In Northern Japan

Stormy New Year expected in northern Japan

Weather officials are warning that very stormy weather is expected on the Japan Sea side of northern Japan from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says a front extending from a low pressure system will cross northern Japan, making the atmosphere extremely unstable. It says conditions could bring lightning, gusting winds, including tornadoes, and hailstones.

Fujifilm X100v Expected To Launch In February 2020

Fujifilm X100V Expected To Launch In February 2020

While there is no doubt an appeal for cameras with interchangeable lenses, as it allows photographers to take a wider variety of photos, not everyone is so eager to invest in such an ecosystem or want to lug around several lenses. Some photographers just want to snap photos and move on.

This is where compact cameras come in handy, and Fujifilm’s X100 series is probably one of the more popular options out there today. The lineup as spawned four different models to date and we have heard that a fifth model, the X100V, is in the works, and a report from Fuji Rumors is claiming that the camera could be launching in February 2020.

Shuri Castle Investigation Expected To Take Days

Shuri Castle investigation expected to take days

Police say it will take several days at the minimum to complete their investigation into the cause of the fire at Shuri Castle in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan.

The blaze engulfed the World Heritage-listed site in Naha City as it raged for 11 hours on Thursday. The main structures of the castle, including the wooden 3-story main hall, were destroyed.

Heavy Rains Expected In Eastern And Northern Japan

Heavy rains expected in eastern and northern Japan

Weather officials in Japan are forecasting localized torrential rainfalls in eastern and northern Japan and are warning of flooding in areas hard-hit by Typhoon Hagibis about two weeks ago.

The Meteorological Agency says warm and humid air is flowing into a low-pressure system south of Japan's main island, and that rain clouds formed over eastern Japan on Friday.

Heavy Rain Expected Across Japan

Heavy rain expected across Japan

Weather officials in Japan are predicting heavy rain for many parts of the country, including areas that were hit by Typhoon Hagibis earlier this month.

In Muroto City in Kochi Prefecture, western Japan, 33 millimeters of rain fell in the hour before noon on Thursday.