Dancer Miyako Yoshida Gives Final Performance

Dancer Miyako Yoshida gives final performance

Japanese ballet dancer Miyako Yoshida has wrapped up her career with a final performance in Tokyo.

Yoshida danced as a principal with Britain's Royal Ballet for 22 years. She was the first Japanese woman to reach the company's highest rank.

Nissan Gives The 2020 Gt-r Track Edition The 600-hp Nismo Engine - Autoblog

Nissan gives the 2020 GT-R Track Edition the 600-hp Nismo engine - Autoblog

For fans of the GT-R, Nissan still continues to offer the 2007-introduced model, itself a development of a concept car displayed way back in 2001. It could reasonably be said the idea of the R35 generation GT-R is nearing two decades, and enhancements will see the car enter another model year. The 2020 GT-R is available in four specifications, as the earlier sub-$100,000 "Pure" model is long gone. The available 2020 cars are GT-R Premium, listed at $115,235 with delivery included; the $123,735 50th Anniversary Edition that's based on the Premium but adds special color and trim combinations (blue, white and silver exterior paints; grey interior; and edition-specific detailing), the $147,235 Track Edition and the $212,435 Nismo. While the hardcore, 600-horsepower 2020 GT-R Nismo is now nearly $100K dearer than the base Premium, you don't need to go for the range-topping model to get the properly Godzilla-spec horsepower figure. For 2020, the Track Edition benefits from the same engine. In earlier years, it was based off the 565-horsepower "regular" GT-R models, but now it gets a healthy bump in power. Considering the price difference between the Nismo and the Track Edition, the latter seems to be the pick of the bunch if it's power you're looking for. The 2020 Track Edition is said to be stiffer and lighter than the Premium, and it gets Nismo-tuned suspension and special wheels and Recaro seats. The turbocharger design of the Nismo, and therefore the Track Edition, is said to be picked from the GT-R GT3 racing car, offering improved response. The 2020 GT-R, undoubtedly in its twilight years, could do with some improved sales. Here's hoping the Track Edition's added Nismo-ness will serve to do that: 2019 sales have seen a slump compared to recent years, which were already significantly down from the model's heyday. While 2017 and 2018 saw some mediocre sales months for the GT-R, the 18 cars Nissan sold in May 2019 present a new low for the model – especially as 74 GT-Rs were sold the previous May.

Tokyo Gives Diplomats Tour Of Olympic Venues

Tokyo gives diplomats tour of Olympic venues

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has given foreign diplomats in Japan a tour of venues for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games less than 500 days before they open.

More than 130 ambassadors and embassy staff members from 107 countries and territories took part in the tour on Thursday.

2020 Nissan Sylphy Gives Us A Look Of The New Sentra

2020 Nissan Sylphy gives us a look of the new Sentra

The new Nissan Sylphy has debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show. While the Sylphy name might not mean much to North American Nissan customers, it is highly likely the car will also serve as the new 2020 Nissan Sentra.

The latest iteration updates the Sylphy/Sentra to the current Nissan design language, complete with the C-pillar cut to achieve an illusion of a "floating" roof. The V-shaped, black-framed grille echoes the front end of the Leaf, for instance. Nissan says the new car's drag coefficient is 0.26, interestingly on par with the GT-R; the stance is now wider and the wheelbase longer, and it appears that the model takes a step away from the Versa's likeness towards the bigger Altima. Inside, there is a sporty-looking, driver-centric dash that is a clear improvement from the current car's cockpit, especially enhanced by the caramel-colored leatherette. The seats have a neat quilted pattern on them.

Ai Fukuhara Gives Birth To 2nd Baby

Ai Fukuhara gives birth to 2nd baby

Retired Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara gave birth to her second baby last Wednesday.

Her husband, Taiwanese table tennis player Chiang Hung-chieh, announced the news on Facebook on Monday. He reports that his wife and their baby boy are in good health.

2020 Nissan Juke: New Camo Drop Gives Us Our Best Look Yet

2020 Nissan Juke: New Camo Drop Gives Us Our Best Look Yet

Nissan has dropped the car cover-like camouflage from the all-new Juke and switched to neatly-applied foil to give us the most revealing photos yet of the second-generation B-segment crossover. The 2020 Juke was spotted in southern Europe where it undergoes hot weather testing. (Updated 3/26/2019)

Android Q Beta Released; Gives A Good Idea Of New Features To Come

Android Q Beta released; gives a good idea of new features to come

Google has released the Android Q Beta for early adopters and developers today. Google has made this first beta available for all Pixel smartphones (including the original 2016 devices). While the final release of Android Q is not expected to arrive until the third quarter of 2019, this preview gives everyone a good idea of what we can expect in this latest Android version.

Eye-level Gps Gives Japanese Biker Helmet A Cyberpunk Sense

Eye-level GPS gives Japanese biker helmet a cyberpunk sense

HIROSHIMA--A futuristic motorcycle helmet doubles as a GPS navigator, displaying data right before a rider's eyes.

Directions, distance to destinations, expected arrival times and more appear in the rider's view about 2 meters ahead of them on a 6-inch transparent heads-up display (HUD) installed in front of the wearer's right eye.

Mystery Donor Gives 100 Mil. Yen To Ehime Govt.

Mystery donor gives 100 mil. yen to Ehime govt.

An unknown donor has sent about 100 million yen, or about 910,000 dollars, to the government of Ehime Prefecture in western Japan.

A cardboard box containing bundles of 10,000 yen bills, addressed to Ehime Governor Tokihiro Nakamura, was delivered on January 29.