Manhart Gives The Toyota Gr Supra A Power Boost

Manhart gives the Toyota GR Supra a power boost

Manhart Performance founder Christoph Erfurt holds a simple ethos for his company: "We turn good cars into very special cars." For 2020, Manhart launched a new program that attempts to do just that with the Toyota GR Supra. 

Manhart has upgraded the Supra to have more power, better handling, and some extra style points. The turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 under the hood originally makes 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, but with Manhart's MHtronik powerbox, electronic control unit (ECU) remapping, and a new exhaust system, the Supra is said to produce 440–450 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.  

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.

Shinoda Mariko Gives Birth To First Child

Shinoda Mariko gives birth to first child

On April 1, former AKB48 member and actress Shinoda Mariko (34) announced that she gave birth to her first child. 

Via her Instagram and Twitter accounts, Shinoda reported, "I apologize for making a personal announcement during this time, but I gave birth to a healthy baby girl the other day. Thankfully, both myself and baby are doing well.

Panel Gives Proposals On Voluntary Event Bans

Panel gives proposals on voluntary event bans

A Japanese government panel of experts has given proposals on nationwide voluntary cancelations and postponements of events to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

The panel compiled the proposals on Thursday. It was headed by the director-general of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Takaji Wakita.

Becky Gives Birth To First Child

Becky gives birth to first child

It's been reported that Becky (36) gave birth to her first child early this month. Her agency confirmed the reports after an interview with ORICON STYLE. The sex and birthdate of her baby have not been revealed. 

Becky married baseball coach Kataoka Yasuyuki (37) in January of last year. Her pregnancy was announced last November.

Yasuda Misako Gives Birth To Second Child

Yasuda Misako gives birth to second child

On March 10, talento Yasuda Misako (37) updated her Instagram account and announced that she had given birth to her second child on February 23. In addition, she revealed that she left her agency last year as her contract had expired. 

Govt. Gives Price Estimates Of Coronavirus Test

Govt. gives price estimates of coronavirus test

Japan's health ministry says it expects a medical test for the new coronavirus to cost 18,000 yen, or about 166 dollars, per person with public insurance.

Ministry officials gave the estimate at a briefing Friday for representatives of medical institutions, inspection companies and universities.

Former Akb48 Member Morikawa Ayaka Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Former AKB48 member Morikawa Ayaka gives birth to baby girl

Former AKB48 member Morikawa Ayaka has given birth to her first child.

Morikawa announced via Twiiter, "At this time, I have given birth to a baby girl without any problems. Both myself and my baby are healthy. I am relieved that she was born healthily. I am very happy." She added, "It would make me happy if you would watch over me warmly. Please continue to support me."

Japan Gives Questionnaires To Arrivals From China

Japan gives questionnaires to arrivals from China

All arrivals to Japan from China are now required to complete a questionnaire from the health ministry as part of an increased effort to stop the spread of the deadly new coronavirus.

The ministry started distributing the questionnaire on Saturday to everyone coming into the country, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.

Chemistry Winner Akira Yoshino Gives Nobel Lecture

Chemistry winner Akira Yoshino gives Nobel lecture

Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino delivered his Nobel lecture on Sunday in Sweden. Yoshino is one of the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The Nobel lecture is an opportunity for winners to speak about their work and the significance of their research.

Latest Version Of Opera For Android Gives Any Webpage A Dark Mode

Latest Version Of Opera For Android Gives Any Webpage A Dark Mode

These days, we’re seeing more smartphones and apps introducing dark mode. In case the name wasn’t already familiar, dark mode basically gives an app a dark appearance where it is supposed to be easier to use in low-light situations. It also has the added benefit of being better for battery life, especially with devices that use OLED displays.

However, the downside is that dark mode is generally implemented by the developers themselves. What this means is that if a developer chooses not to support dark mode, then that’s just to bad for the user. The good news is that if you use Opera’s browser for Android, it seems that the company’s browser will be more than happy to help.

Takajo Aki Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Takajo Aki gives birth to baby boy

Former AKB48 member Takajo Aki (28), who married professional soccer player Takahashi Yuji (26) in February, gave birth to their first child on November 7. 

Takajo announced on Instagram, "I have an announcement for everybody who always supports me. I have birth to my first baby, a son, on November 7 at 12:25 am." She continued, "Both myself and baby are healthy. I will do my best to build a family full of smiles and fun.