Japan To Send Avigan To 38 Nations For Free

Japan to send Avigan to 38 nations for free

Japan will soon provide 38 countries with the anti-flu drug Avigan, which is seen as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu says the countries, which includes the Netherlands, the Philippines and Malaysia, will receive the anti-flu drug developed by a Japanese company.

Kabuki Performances Shown Free On Internet

Kabuki performances shown free on internet

A Japanese theater is providing traditional kabuki plays for free on the internet. The plays, which were scheduled to be performed in March, were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kabukiza Theatre, located in Tokyo, made the rare decision to post the plays online. The dramas were performed without an audience.

Nissan Releases Free Coloring Book To Quell Coronavirus Blues

Nissan releases free coloring book to quell coronavirus blues

Coloring books are a great way to pass the time in quarantine these days. Audi released a good one, and Ian Callum put forth some coloring pages, too. Now that you've likely exhausted those avenues, it's Nissan's turn. Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's senior vice president for global design, and Nissan designers across the world put together these 23 pages of coloring. All of them are available to download for free. Here's the link. You can also just snag individual pages from our gallery above if you don't want the whole book.

We're particularly fond of the GT-R heritage and Figaro pages. Though the 240Z and two-door 510 make for some splendid competition in our hearts. Even Patrol fans will have fun with this, as Nissan has dedicated an entire page to the past and future of the off-roader.

Mazda Gives Free Oil Changes To Medical Workers Fighting Coronavirus

Mazda gives free oil changes to medical workers fighting coronavirus

During the hard times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, automakers are helping any way they can, big or small. Mazda is one of those offering support specifically for the nation's healthcare workers who are risking their own lives in order to save others. Mazda calls it the Essential Car Care Program (ECCP), and it offers free upkeep to any healthcare workers with a car, not just a Mazda.

Through the ECCP,  Mazda is offering healthcare workers free oil changes and "enhanced cleaning services." The program begins April 16, 2020, and will run through select participating dealerships. To repeat, this is not only for people who drive Mazdas, it's for anybody working in healthcare. Mazda says it is "available for most makes and models from other manufacturers," excluding exotics, classic cars, off-road vehicles, and vehicles that take more than eight quarts of oil. The offer is available for service on one car per program period.

Toyota Is Offering Free Limited-edition Supra Posters Right Now

Toyota is offering free limited-edition Supra posters right now

Regardless of how well it sells, the second-generation Supra is a future classic, and Toyota knows it. Thanks to its storied history, its unusual development genes, and its tuner-friendly nature, it's one of the most interesting consumer vehicles on sale today, and it has all the credibility it needs to become collector fodder. To proudly celebrate its creation, Toyota announced it is giving away limited-edition posters, as well as a few other free goodies. Despite having other ultimate driving machines such as the Avalon TRD and Camry TRD, Toyota chose the GR Supra to immortalize on the all-important free poster. Typically, these types of giveaways are seen at auto shows, but this freebie will be delivered right to the front door. Toyota posted the announcement to Twitter on Monday, January 20, 2020, saying, "Get your FREE limited edition 2020 GR Supra poster – a soon-to-be collector's item – to mark the rebirth of an iconic sport car." The sign-up is still open today, and we hope Toyota will keep it open while you get your orders in. After inputting full name, email, and address, the prompt alerts users the poster will be shipped in six to eight weeks.   The design, which is shown in the tweet below, uses a blueprint layout. Over a grid, front, rear, and side views display the car's dimensions, and a full-color image pops in Renaissance Red 2.0. The GR Supra logo is seen in the lower left corner, and a spec sheet fills out the rest of the space. The Supra on the poster is a Launch Edition, which has 19-inch matte black wheels, Brembo brakes, and gloss-red mirror caps.  There is no mention of how many copies of these things are available, but for those who don't get one, the image is available for download, as are ringtones and wallpapers on 2020grsupra.com/poster.

Get your FREE limited edition 2020 GR Supra poster – a soon-to-be collector's item – to mark the rebirth of an iconic sport car. https://t.co/LCridKSeBU pic.twitter.com/T3RNISFi23 — Toyota USA (@Toyota) January 20, 2020

Superfly To Hold A Free Live To Commemorate The Release Of '0'

Superfly to hold a free live to commemorate the release of '0'

It's been revealed that Superfly will hold a free live on January 15 at a live house in Tokyo. 

This live and talk event will be held to commemorate the release of her new album "0" (January 15 release). A ticket will be required to attend the free live. More details on how to obtain the ticket as well as the venue will be announced at a later date. 

Nintendo Russia Surprises Frozen 2 Audiences With Free Switch Bundles

Nintendo Russia Surprises Frozen 2 Audiences With Free Switch Bundles

When you go to a movie, chances are you aren’t really expecting much. You expect to be able to enjoy your movie, maybe some snacks, and then go home. However, it seems that over in Russia, Nintendo Russia surprised Frozen 2 audiences when they made an appearance in the cinema and started giving away free Nintendo Switch bundles.

We’re not sure what Nintendo and Disney might be working on or how the Switch bundles tie-in with the movie, but hey, free is free, right? We’re not sure how this particular group of audiences were selected, but it’s still great PR for the company. Nintendo Russia made headlines earlier this year when its CEO seemingly lost his temper during an official livestream, so it could be that the company might be trying to get back in the good graces of its customers.

Ad-supported Free Amazon Music Now Available For Ios, Android Devices

Ad-Supported Free Amazon Music Now Available For iOS, Android Devices

There are many music streaming services available today, and as such, customers might be torn trying to decide which to signup for. If you’re still unsure about whether or not music streaming is right for you, then you might want to check out Amazon Music because Amazon has made it free and available for iOS and Android devices.

For those unfamiliar, Amazon Music is a free and ad-supported music streaming services that was launched earlier this year for Amazon’s Echo speakers and Alexa devices. However, it seems that Amazon has since made it more widely-available for non-Amazon speakers and devices.

Shibuya Mayor Aims For Trouble-free Halloween

Shibuya Mayor aims for trouble-free Halloween

The mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has vowed to prevent trouble in his district during Halloween starting this weekend.

Mayor Ken Hasebe told a news conference on Thursday that Shibuya will welcome everyone who comes to enjoy themselves, while maintaining decent behavior. But he warned against ill-mannered or disorderly conduct.