Expenses For Tokyo Games About $2.5 Bil. So Far

Expenses for Tokyo Games about $2.5 bil. so far

The Japanese government says the amount it has spent directly related to running the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has so far reached 277.7 billion yen, or about 2.5 billion dollars.

The figure is for the period starting in fiscal 2013, when Tokyo was selected as the host city, until fiscal 2020 beginning in April.

Japan, S.korea Far Apart On Export Control Talks

Japan, S.Korea far apart on export control talks

Japan and South Korea have held their first meeting about a trade dispute under the framework of the World Trade Organization. The two sides failed to narrow their differences.

The about six-hour talks took place on Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. Last month, Seoul launched a WTO dispute settlement procedure over Tokyo's decision to tighten export controls on three high-tech materials.

420,000 People Attend Rugby World Cup So Far

420,000 people attend Rugby World Cup so far

The Rugby World Cup organizing committee says more than 426,000 people have attended the 12 matches played in the first week of the competition, which began in Japan on September 20.

The average number of spectators per game is about 35,000.

2020 Toyota Highlander | Everything We Know So Far

2020 Toyota Highlander | Everything we know so far

One of the original and most popular three-row family crossovers has been completely redesigned, and if you liked the previous version, chances are you'll like the incrementally improved 2020 Toyota Highlander. It's well-equipped with generous safety equipment and entertainment features, and is available with the best fuel economy by far thanks to its unique hybrid offering. That said, it is smaller than virtually all of its competitors, so if you plan to frequently use all three rows of seats and/or need lots of luggage space, it may not be for you.

We have yet to drive the 2020 Highlander, but will update this post when we do. In the meantime, you can find everything we know so far about it below.

What's new for 2020?

The Toyota Highlander is all new for 2020, riding on the same new platform that underpins other recently redesigned Toyotas. It's only a bit bigger than before, and largely represents evolutionary changes intended to bolster its refinement and sharpen its driving experience. The previous Highlander's V6 engine is now standard (the weakling four-cylinder has been dropped), while the Highlander Hybrid model is more powerful, more efficient and now available with front-wheel drive. The advanced torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system from the RAV4 Adventure is now an option on some V6 trim levels. Finally, styling inside and out is significantly different and infotainment features have been bolstered with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A jumbo 12.3-inch touchscreen is also now available.

Nissan Leaf Is Europe's Best-selling Ev So Far This Year

Nissan Leaf Is Europe's Best-Selling EV So Far This YearA year since going on sale in Europe, Nissan's all-new Leaf has become the region's best-selling electric vehicle in 2018.
Nissan says it has already delivered 26,000 units to European customers in the first eight months of this year. That means one Leaf is sold about every 10 minutes across the continent. More than 8,000 of the total have been delivered to corporate fleets, with the rest going to retail customers.

So Far Nearly 200 Dead In Japan's Record Rain

So far nearly 200 dead in Japan's record rain

Authorities say the death toll from the record rainfall that pounded western Japan has climbed to 193. Another 48 people are still missing. Authorities say 5 people are without vital signs.

Eighty-five of the deaths were in Hiroshima Prefecture and 59 in Okayama Prefecture.

Nissan Z Sports Car Is Far From Dead, Despite The Fact That There Are No Official Plans Yet To Replace The Ageing 370z

Nissan Z sports car is far from dead, despite the fact that there are no official plans yet to replace the ageing 370ZIt appears that Nissan's Z sports car is far from dead, despite the fact that there are no official plans yet to replace the ageing 370Z.Nissan’s chief planning officer Philippe Klein told Automotive News that the reports of the Z’s death are greatly exaggerated.When asked though if Nissan is developing a successor to the 370Z, which has been on the market since 2009, he avoided to give a clear answer. “We’re working on it and it’s very present, but I have no indication to give you,” Klein said.

Comparison Chart Shows How Far The Nissan Leaf Has Come

Comparison Chart Shows How Far The Nissan Leaf Has Come

While the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf hasn't entered the U.S. market yet, future buyers can look forward to purchasing a car that's significantly improved compared to its predecessor.

Even though it featured a familiar 5-door hatchback appearance, the design was of the fist-generation Leaf was quirky, to say the least - but that was probably intentional on Nissan's part in order to emphasize that this wasn't a conventional hatch but an all-electric model.

Van Der Mark Interview: Season So Far

Van der Mark Interview: Season So FarTalk us through the 2017 season so far?

As the WorldSBK paddock enjoys its summer break, yamaha-racing.com caught up with Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team's Michael van der Mark to get his assessment of the season so far, find out what his highlights have been and what is like to be bidding for a hat-trick of wins at the Suzuka 8 Hours with the Yamaha Factory Racing Team.

Finance Bureau Sells Property For School Far Below Appraised Value

Finance bureau sells property for school far below appraised valueA Finance Ministry local bureau here sold a state-owned parcel to a private school operator connected to the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a fraction of the price of an adjacent similar-sized state-owned lot.
Akie Abe will be the honorary principal of the school to be opened on the site in Osaka Prefecture in April.