2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift

2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara FaceliftSuzuki has unveiled a refreshed Escudo in Japan.  The Escudo is also known as the Grand Vitara in the U.S.

The facelifted Grand Vitara features a new grille, new front bumper and tinted headlights.  At the rear, the reserve tire, which used to be located at the tailgate, has been moved to the bottom of the car. 

Infiniti 2012 Canadian Grand Prix: Interesting Until The Very Last Lap

Infiniti 2012 Canadian Grand Prix: Interesting Until the Very Last LapCar 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: POLE
"It was a difficult race today. We found ourselves in third place, quite far away from Lewis. He decided to box again, but Fernando and I took the decision to stay out. I felt pretty comfortable on the tires and obviously we were hoping to get the place back, but as it turned out it was the right thing to go for the second stop.

Infiniti 2012 Monaco Grand Prix Preview

Infiniti 2012 Monaco Grand Prix PreviewSebastian Vettel
"It's something special to race in Monaco. It's tight and there's no room for error. It's rough and, as it's a street circuit, the road surface is uneven so you get shaken in the car and there is no room for mistakes. You have to push yourself and the car to the limit to be fast.

Roman Manga Historie Wins Grand Prize

Roman manga Historie wins grand prizeHitoshi Iwaaki's "Historie" won the Manga Grand Prix at the 16th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize on April 23.

Sponsored by The Asahi Shimbun, the prize honors the late Osamu Tezuka, the creator of "Astro Boy," who left an indelible mark on the nation's manga culture.

The Originality Prize, given for fresh talent and novel mode of expression, went to Yu Ito's "Shutoheru," while the Short Story Prize was given to "Sake no Hosomichi" (The Narrow Road to Sake) and other stories by Roswell Hosoki.

Honda Finish One-three In Difficult Spanish Grand Prix

Honda finish one-three in difficult Spanish Grand Prix Repsol Honda riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa finished first and third, respectively, in the tensely fought Spanish Grand Prix on the partially wet and treacherous Jerez Circuit in southern Spain.

For Stoner, the win was his first at the Andalucian circuit and well-deserved. After a hectic first few laps that saw serial maneuvers, not always gentlemanly, Stoner made his way to the front on a track littered with patches of wet tarmac. Once there, he was joined by Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo, the winner of the past two races in Jerez, who was eager to make it three in a row.

Roland V-drums Planet X Grand Opening At Torrance, Ca

Roland V-Drums Planet X Grand Opening at Torrance, CAJoin Roland For The Launch Of The First V-Drums Planet X in Torrance, CA on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 4:00pm until 9:00pm .

• Play the latest products and get hands-on demos
• Giveaways with valuable prizes*
• Special grand opening pricing for product purchases
• Free admission—fun for all ages!

Swimming: Kitajima Wins Double In U.s. Grand Prix Meet

Swimming: Kitajima wins double in U.S. Grand prix meetKosuke Kitajima completed a double with a victory in the men's 200-meter breaststroke in a U.S. swimming Grand Prix series meet Saturday.

The Japanese two-time double Olympic champion touched the wall in 2 minutes, 10.35 seconds, adding to his win in the 100 the previous day in the meet, which is part of his warm-up for the Olympic qualifying national championships in Tokyo next month.

Momoiro Clover Z Wins Grand Prize In Cd Shop Awards

Momoiro Clover Z wins grand prize in CD Shop AwardsThe presentation ceremony for the 4th annual CD Shop Awards were held in Shibuya on Monday. The awards are selected every year by an association of CD shop employees across the country, and this year, the grand prize went to idol group Momoiro Clover Z for their album “Battle and Romance.”

Ichimai No Hagaki Takes Grand Prize Mainichi Awards

Ichimai no Hagaki takes grand prize Mainichi AwardsThe winners of the 66th Mainichi Film Awards were announced on Tuesday. “Ichimai no Hagaki,” the final film to be directed by 99-year-old filmmaker Shindo Kaneto, earned the Grand Prize, and Moriyama Mirai (27) and Koizumi Kyoko (45) received the honors of Best Actor and Best Actress.

Nishikori Lifts Japan's Grand Slam Hopes

Nishikori lifts Japan's Grand Slam hopesKei Nishikori became an instant celebrity in Japan when he finally broke through last year to top Shuzo Matsuoka's career-high ranking of No. 46 -- the highest ever achieved by a Japanese man.   Nishikori had been nicknamed "Project 45" in honor of his quest to beat the ranking.