Bank Of Japan Head Calls For Funds For Recovery

Bank of Japan head calls for funds for recovery

Japan's central bank is sizing up the damage to the economy caused by Typhoon Hagibis. It aims to make sure there is enough money available for rebuilding.

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has told the heads of regional branches to quickly gather information on the disaster's impact.

Typhoon Hagibis May Head For Japan Over Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis may head for Japan over weekend

Japanese weather officials warn that a typhoon may approach wide areas from western to northern Japan over the weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says the large and violent Typhoon Hagibis is heading northwest near the Mariana Islands as of Wednesday morning, Japan time.

Kono Meets Head Of Iranian Lawmakers' Group

Kono meets head of Iranian lawmakers' group

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and an Iranian lawmaker promoting ties with Japan have agreed that the two countries will cooperate to ease tensions in the Middle East.

Kono met with Asadollah Abbasi, head of the Iran-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group, in Tokyo on Monday. The meeting comes at a time of hostilities between Iran and the United States.

Ford And Lincoln Design Honcho Leaves To Head Nissan North America Design

Ford and Lincoln design honcho leaves to head Nissan North America design

Last Friday, David Woodhouse suddenly resigned from his dual positions as Ford's director of global strategic design and director of Lincoln design. In a post not long after leaving, he praised the efforts of his former team over the past six years he headed design at Lincoln. Among other products, that crew gave us the redesigned Navigator, the Continental concept and production sedan, and the Aviator concept and production crossover. Car Design News reports Woodhouse traded Michigan for California, taking the role of VP at Nissan Design America in San Diego. He officially assumes the position July 1, and will also serve on the Japanese automaker's Global Nissan Design Management Committee.

Woodhouse has spent more than 25 years in the design department, starting with BMW and work on the Mini and Range Rover brands, followed by a brief stint with Cadillac of Europe. For the past 20 years he's been with Ford, coming on board with the Ford's former luxury arm known as the Premier Automotive Group — Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Volvo and Lincoln.

Want An Official Pokemon-themed Wedding? Head To Japan

Want An Official Pokemon-Themed Wedding? Head To Japan

Sure, you can have a Pokemon-themed wedding anywhere you want, but if you want your union to be blessed by The Pokemon Company, you’ll have to take a trip to Japan. ESCRIT is a Japanese company which does wedding ceremonies and it has partnered up with The Pokemon Company to plan officially licensed Pokemon-themed weddings.

There’s going to be a difference in a wedding that’s planned by Pokemon fans and the work done by this company with the blessings of the company that owns the rights to these cute monsters. Anything and everything has to be approved by the licensing department of the company.

Japanese Police Head To Thailand To Probe Scam

Japanese police head to Thailand to probe scam

Japanese police investigators are traveling to Thailand to exchange information with local police about 15 Japanese men who are believed to have been involved in a fraud scheme that netted more than two million dollars.

Thai police arrested the men at a house in the resort city of Pattaya last month on suspicion of working illegally in the country.

Japanese Voters Head To The Polls

Japanese voters head to the polls

Japanese voters are electing new governors, mayors and local lawmakers across the country on Sunday. For national parties, it's an opportunity to build momentum as they prepare for Upper House elections this summer.

Polling stations opened at 7 AM. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito are hoping for big wins so they can continue pursuing their political agenda.

Voters Across Japan Head To The Polls

Voters across Japan head to the polls

People across Japan are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect governors, mayors and local lawmakers. For national parties, it's an opportunity to fortify their base in the lead up to Upper House elections this summer.

Polling stations began opening at 7 a.m. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito are hoping for big wins to ensure their political agenda maintains momentum. But opposition parties see Sunday's vote as an opportunity to chip away at the ruling bloc.

Mazda Cx-30 'just Right' Crossover Will Head From Geneva Into Production

Mazda CX-30 'just right' crossover will head from Geneva into production

As more and more customers move into the crossover segment, the less the segment is one-size-fits-all, or even three-sizes-fit-all. As such, Mazda has taken the opportunity at the Geneva Motor Show to offer a new, "just right" crossover to its lineup. The 2019 Mazda CX-30, as it's called, slots between the diminutive CX-3 and the compact CX-5 crossovers.

The CX-30 shares the "Kodo" (meaning "soul of motion") design language Mazda does so well, and the execution here is excellent, too. We love the long hood and simple but elegant curves, the way the light reflects off the sides in dramatic waves. Its no surprise that Mazda chose its Soul Red Crystal to show off the new model.

Joc Head Denies Corruption Allegations

JOC head denies corruption allegations

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee is denying any wrongdoing related to allegations he used bribes to help secure the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Tsunekazu Takeda is currently under formal investigation by French authorities.

Ex-nissan Head Ghosn Develops High Fever

Ex-Nissan head Ghosn develops high fever

Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has developed a high fever and is unable to meet investigators or his lawyers.

One of his lawyers said on Thursday that Ghosn developed a fever on Wednesday night and was told by doctors that he needs rest.

Urasenke Head Serves Year's First Tea In Kyoto

Urasenke head serves year's first tea in Kyoto

The head of a major school of the Japanese tea ceremony has served the first tea of 2019.

The grand master of the Urasenke school, Sen Soshitsu, hosted the New Year event at a tea house in the ancient capital of Kyoto on Monday.

Kenwood Unveils Three New Carplay & Android Auto Head Units

Kenwood Unveils Three New CarPlay & Android Auto Head Units

#CES2019 – If you were to buy a new car, there’s a good chance that you might be offered more modern alternatives to the car’s infotainment system, such as Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto. However if you’re not in the market for a new car, not to worry because it looks like Kenwood might have some aftermarket alternatives.

The company has recently announced a trio of CarPlay and Android Auto head units at CES 2019. The prices will range starting at $600 for the eXcelon DMX7706S, and $650 for the eXcelon DMX706S. Both devices will feature a 6.95-inch resistive touchscreens, 1.5A USB outputs, and two connections for cameras. Given the price difference is $50, we’re not sure what the real differences are just yet. There was also no mention of any wireless functionality.