47% Of Infants Left In Kumamoto 'baby Hatch' Were Born Without Medical Care

47% of infants left in Kumamoto 'baby hatch' were born without medical care

KUMAMOTO -- A little under half of the mothers who have left infants at the "baby hatch" at Jikei Hospital here over the last 10 years had "isolated births" at home or in cars without medical care, according to a report submitted to the mayor on Sept. 23.

A total of 130 infants have been placed anonymously in the "baby hatch" -- formally known as the "konotori no yurikago" (cradle of the stork) -- in Kumamoto's Nishi Ward between May 2007, when the hospital started the service, and March 2017. In the report submitted to Kumamoto Mayor Kazufumi Onishi by a municipal committee tasked with verifying the operation of the hatch, it was revealed that 62 of the mothers, or 47 percent, had not given birth in a medical facility.

Abe Using Lower House Dissolution As Escape Hatch From Favoritism Scandals: Maehara

Abe using lower house dissolution as escape hatch from favoritism scandals: Maehara

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's move to dissolve the House of Representatives and call a snap election is an act of self-defense, designed to allow him to hide disturbing details of the Moritomo Gakuen and Kake Educational Institution favoritism scandals and escape probing questions in the Diet.

So said Seiji Maehara, the newly minted leader of the largest opposition Democratic Party (DP), during a Sept. 19 interview with the Mainichi Shimbun. Maehara added that, in his 24 years as a lawmaker, he has never seen a dissolution timed like this -- right at the start of the autumn extraordinary Diet session -- and called the move heretical. Dissolving the lower house, he says, should come only after dignified Diet debate on the issues of the day.

Honda Civic Hatch, Why No Magic Seats?

Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?

The all-new Honda Civic hatch may be one of the most practical cars in its segment, but it lacks a crucial item that used to be standard: Magic Seats.

The Honda Magic Seats system in the previous-generation Civic hatch would allow the seat bases to be folded up to allow a large storage area, and the seat backs could also be folded down flat for extra convenience. To see just how clever they are, check out our video on the ninth-gen Civic hatch.

2017 Honda Civic Hatch Pricing And Specs

2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale almost a year to the day after its sedan sibling, and while a bit of time may have passed between the launches of the two, there are plenty of similarities in terms of their pricing and specs.

Honda Australia this week said that the new five-door model will likely more than double its sales, with private buyers the main target for the company. Small hatchbacks are a favourite among those consumers.

Toyota Adds Bi-tone Edition To Auris Hatch & Touring Range

Toyota Adds Bi-Tone Edition To Auris Hatch & Touring Range

Scheduled to go on sale in Europe next month, the new Bi-tone edition Auris 5-door and Touring Sport models will be available in Pearl White, Tokyo Red or Granite Grey with black highlights.

The idea behind the new Bi-tone edition was to offer customers a more distinctive look, as Toyota is hoping to further refine a model that's already proven popular in the European C-segment.

This 1000-torque Corolla Im Float Auto Is An Indisputable Hot Hatch

This 1000-pull Corolla iM float auto is an entire hot deliver

The Toyota Corolla iM, some time earlier the Scion iM, is an extraordinarily elegant little hatchback, regardless it doesn't have the verve and life of our most venerated economy hatches. Papadakis Racing dealt with those issues when building Fredric Aasbo's most recent Rockstar Energy-maintained float auto. It's a Corolla iM with a marvelous 1,000 torque and back wheel drive.

in the event that you hadn't speculated from that line alone, there isn't a gigantic measure of Corolla iM left under the float auto's expanded body. Nonetheless, it does in any case have a Toyota four-barrel in the engine. It's a 2AR motor whose less intense cousins are found under the hoods of the RAV4 and Camry, among others. It makes the already said 1,000 drive and 850 pound-feet of torque in light of both a turbocharger pumping in 33 psi of lift and nitrous oxide imbuement. The power experiences a four-speed canine box transmission to the back wheels, and the auto highlights broad monitor flares at all four corners.

Toyota Yaris Grmn Hot Hatch Will Be Supercharged

Toyota Yaris GRMN Hot Hatch Will Be SuperchargedTo keep the hoards of Toyota performance fans satisfied until the Supra gets here, the Japanese automaker has shared some more information about its upcoming hot hatch.
The Toyota Yaris GRMN will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March with a supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine outputting 210 hp. GRMN apparently stands for Gazoo Racing Masters of the Nurburgring, which is a cute name for what is sure to be a ridiculously fun little car. We’re not sure yet if you pronounce GRMN like Garmin, but we’re going to suggest calling it the GRMLN instead.

Toyota: Advanced Safety For Corolla Hatch

Toyota: Advanced Safety For Corolla HatchToyota has further boosted the safety technology for its Corolla hatch with three new leading-edge technologies available across the range.
The package - pre-collision safety system with forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, lane departure alert and automatic high beam - is now standard equipment on the top-of-the range $30,0201 ZR hatch.

Honda Civic Sedan Selling Up A Storm, Hatch And Type R Waiting In The Wings

Honda Civic sedan selling up a storm, hatch and Type R waiting in the wingsThe new Honda Civic sedan has achieved the company’s aim of reasserting it among the top small car brands since the launch in July, while the imminent hatch and Type R are expected to build on this return to form into 2017.
Over the second half of this year, Honda claims the three-box Civic has achieved a running average of almost 23 per cent private small sedan market share against rivals such as the Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.

2017 Honda Civic Hatch Unveiled In European Trim

2017 Honda Civic hatch unveiled in European trimThe new Honda Civic hatchback has been revealed in EU trim ahead of its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, press previews for which begin at the end of this month.
This is not the first time we’ve seen the tenth-generation Civic hatch in production form, with the company having already revealed the US market variant last month.

New 2017 Honda Civic Hatch Nabbed Out In The Open

New 2017 Honda Civic Hatch Nabbed Out In The OpenWe’ll see the European-spec 2017 Honda Civic hatch in the flesh at this month’s Paris auto show before the North American model debuts in LA this November, but in the meantime, ‘R1Concepts’ has shared these pictures on the CivicX forums (plus one of the boot from the 9thcivic forums).

2017 Honda Civic Hatch Spied

2017 Honda Civic Hatch SpiedIf you liked what you saw at this year’s Geneva and New York auto shows with Honda’s Civic Hatch Prototype, you’ll be happy to know that the production model is almost identical – even more so in the Si / Type-S trims. No Subaru concept to production-style disappointments here…