Suga: Esper Made General Comment

Suga: Esper made general comment

Japan's top government spokesperson has sought to play down a remark by the new US defense secretary that US allies must contribute more equitably to ensure global security.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday he believes Mark Esper was speaking in general about role-sharing. He declined to comment further.

Abe To Attend Un General Assembly

Abe to attend UN General Assembly

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting New York to attend the UN General Assembly next week. He will also have a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump during his stay.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that Abe will visit the United States from Sunday to Thursday.

Matsui Jurina Wins Akb48's 10th General Election

Matsui Jurina wins AKB48's 10th General Election

On June 16, AKB48's "General Election", which will decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's 53rd single, was held at Nagoya Dome. 

A total of 339 girls ran for candidacy in the group's 10th event. This year, SKE48's Matsui Jurina came out on top. She started her speech by saying, "I won't cry today, because I'm only grateful." She continued, "I've always thought that becoming first in the General Election was the goal. I am number one right now. Which is why... I won't graduate!"

Preliminary Results Of Akb48's 10th General Election Revealed

Preliminary results of AKB48's 10th General Election revealed

On May 30, the preliminary results of AKB48's "General Election", which will decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's 53rd single, were revealed at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo.

Below is the list of the Top 80 girls. The final result will be announced on June 16 at Nagoya Dome. Who do you think will be No.1 this year? 

Jkt48 Will Not Participate In Akb48 World General Election

JKT48 will not participate in AKB48 World General Election

JKT48 have announced that they will not participate in the upcoming 'AKB48 World General Election' to be held on June 16. 

This year's 'AKB48 General Election' allows overseas sister groups to enter to be in the running for senbatsu for the group's 53rd single. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, the members of JKT48 had originally planned on running for candidacy. However, the event day will be within the Lebaran Day of Ramadan (June 13 - 19) and will not be fair to all members. As such, it was decided that the entire group will not participate in this year's event. 

Preliminary Results Of Akb48's 9th General Election Revealed

Preliminary results of AKB48's 9th general election revealed

On May 31, the preliminary results of AKB48's "General Election", which will decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's upcoming 49th single, were revealed at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo.

Below is the list of the Top 80 girls. The final result will be announced on June 17 at Toyosaki Chura SUN Beach. Who do you think will be No.1 this year? 

Muto Tomu Drops Her Candidacy For Upcoming General Election

Muto Tomu drops her candidacy for upcoming general election

On April 12, AKB48 member Muto Tomu (22) announced that she has decided to drop her candidacy for this year's general election.

According to the announcement made on her Twitter, she wrote, "I previously announced my candidacy for AKB48 49th Single Senbatsu General Election, but I decided to drop it. I have thought a lot. I once made up my mind to stand for it, so I feel sorry. I would like to make this year as the year to brush up my skill. I will work hard to be able to contribute to AKB48 more in the future, so please continue to support me."

Self-driving Bus Offers Test Rides To General Passengers At Chiba Park

Self-driving bus offers test rides to general passengers at Chiba parkA trial run of a self-driving microbus began at a park here on Aug. 1, offering rides to general members of the public through next week.
The 12-seat bus developed by a French manufacturer can run at a speed of about 10 kilometers per hour, making a round trip along an approximately 250-meter course in about five minutes. The park where the test run is underway is adjacent to major shopping complex Aeon Mall Makuhari Shintoshin.

Fhi Redesigns The Subaru Ex Series General-purpose Engines

FHI Redesigns the Subaru EX Series General-Purpose Engines Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) today announced that its Industrial Products Company has redesigned the flagship Subaru EX Series general-purpose engines. The new models will be showcased at World of Concrete, the world’s largest annual event dedicated to the concrete industries, which begins on February 2, 2016, in Las Vegas.

Nissan Holds 116th Ordinary General Meeting Of Shareholders

Nissan holds 116th Ordinary General Meeting of ShareholdersNissan Motor Co., Ltd. shareholders today approved all management proposals confirming support for the company's strategy during the 116th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn and CCO Hiroto Saikawa reviewed the company's performance during the past fiscal year and provided the outlook for the year ahead.