Yoshiki To Provide English Lessons On His Blog

YOSHIKI to provide English lessons on his blog

YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) has opened an official blog on Ameba. 

For a limited time, YOSHIKI will be offering English lessons through his blog. In his first post, he wrote, "I hope this will be useful to foreigners who are troubled in Japan as well as Japanese nationals who are troubled overseas under the influence of the new coronavirus. Please use it as reference."

Snow Man's Iwamoto Hikaru To Temporarily Suspend His Activities After 'friday' Article

Snow Man's Iwamoto Hikaru to temporarily suspend his activities after 'FRIDAY' article

It's been reported that Snow Man member Iwamoto Hikaru (26) will temporarily suspend his activities. On the March 27th issue of weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY,' it was reported that Iwamoto consumed alcoholic beverages with a minor back when he was a Johnny's Jr. member in November 2017. 

A statement was released on Johnny & Associates' official website, stating, "We sincerely apologize to all of our fans and supporters for causing worries and troubles due to the article that was published the other day. We are truly sorry that such reports surfaced during these unstable times caused by the new coronavirus.

Doctor On Diamond Princess Describes His Work

Doctor on Diamond Princess describes his work

A Japanese doctor dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo has described his work on board.

Doctor Mineo Matsubara has been on the Diamond Princess since February 13 as a member of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, or DMAT.

Nishikido Ryo To Release His First Solo Tour On Dvd & Blu-ray

Nishikido Ryo to release his first solo tour on DVD & Blu-ray

Nishikido Ryo will release footage from his first solo tour 'Nishikido Ryo LIVE TOUR 2019: NOMAD' on April 15. 

The DVD and Blu-ray will feature the tour finale held on December 19 at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA. The Limited Edition will come with the Toyosu PIT concert as additional footage, while the Regular Edition will come with a CD containing behind-the-scenes footage. Finally, the WIZY Edition will include footage from his album release event and a 100-page photo book. 

Carlos Sainz Wins His Third Dakar Rally; American Motorcyclist Wins

Carlos Sainz wins his third Dakar Rally; American motorcyclist wins

Spaniard Carlos Sainz became a triple Dakar Rally champion with the Mini X-Raid team at the age of 57 on Friday, while American Ricky Brabec took the motorcycle crown for Honda and ended KTM's 18-year dominance. Brabec is the first American to win the Dakar on two wheels since the grueling endurance event started from Paris through the Sahara desert to the Senegalese capital in West Africa in 1979. Both were also the first winners in Saudi Arabia, a country making its debut as host of an event staged in South America for the past decade. Two times world rally champion Sainz, whose son and namesake races in Formula One for McLaren, ended the final timed stage with a 6 minutes and 21 seconds advantage over Qatar's defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah. Sainz also won Dakar in 2010 and 2018. His three victories have been with different car manufacturers, the first coming with Volkswagen and the second in a Peugeot. "We started winning this Dakar on day one, and we have gone flat out from the beginning," said Sainz, hailed by his son on Twitter as a legend. Brabec had started four previous Dakars, but Friday was only his second finish. "At the end, we put the pieces to the puzzle together," said the American after an event marred by the death of Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves in a fall last Sunday. "I woke up this morning just happy to ride the last day. And we're here. We won. We had to be smart and focused every day. There's no top guy on the team, we all work together, we're a family. We all won." Triple champion Al Attiyah won the final stage to finish as overall runner-up for Toyota with Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel, a 13 times winner on two and four wheels and Sainz's team mate, completing the top three in his 31st Dakar. "I'm coming back to win next year. I just needed a bit more luck," said the Qatari, who applauded and embraced Sainz at the finish. Two times Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, a Dakar rookie, was fourth in the final stage and finished 13th overall for Toyota. Australian Toby Price, the 2019 motorcycle winner and leading KTM rider, finished third overall behind Chilean Pablo Quintanilla. "It's not the result we came for, but I'm quite glad. Every time that I've lined up and I've made the finish line, I've been on a podium step," said Price. "This, for me, is a big achievement, especially after these two weeks being tough. We just regroup and get ready for the Dakar 2021 and we come back here to try and get that number one plate back." In the truck category, Russian Andrey Karginov took his second Dakar crown in a Kamaz one-two with compatriot and team mate Anton Shibalov. Chile's Ignacio Casale was the quad champion for a third time while American Casey Currie won the lightweight side-by-side (SSV) category introduced in 2017.

Nakamura's Body Heads To His Hometown

Nakamura's body heads to his hometown

The plane carrying the body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan is heading to his hometown Fukuoka in southern Japan on Monday morning.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura died on Wednesday after being ambushed by a group of unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Education Minister To Hear From His Predecessors

Education minister to hear from his predecessors

Japan's education minister says his ministry will conduct hearings with his predecessors to examine what led to the idea of using private-sector English tests as part of a standardized test for university admission.

Koichi Hagiuda was responding to a question from an opposition party member at a Diet session on Thursday. He was asked about his ministry's abrupt decision last week to postpone the introduction of the English tests planned for next April.

Emperor Naruhito Proclaims His Accession To Throne

Emperor Naruhito proclaims his accession to throne

History in the making as Japan's Emperor ascends the throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The main ceremony to mark the accession has just taken place.

Emperor Naruhito took the throne in May, and on Tuesday dignitaries from Japan and other countries are celebrating his enthronement.

Chris Harris Shares His Thoughts On The New Toyota Supra And The Legacy Of Japanese Sports Cars

Chris Harris shares his thoughts on the new Toyota Supra and the legacy of Japanese Sports Cars

In this "Top Gear" clip, host Chris Harris and "TG" magazine deputy editor Jack Rix share their thoughts about the new Toyota Supra. Jack Rix puts Harris on the defensive right away by asking him to explain a line he wrote in a previous review of the car: "This is one of the strangest cars I've ever driven." Harris initially seems to admit that his perspective may be unique to someone who tests cars so frequently, then explains that what he meant is that he's very used to individual brands and expects certain things from them. "... When I get into an Audi, there's a smell to an Audi, there's a feeling to the seats, there's a feeling to the steering wheel." But when he got behind the wheel of a Supra, it just didn't feel like a Toyota. The two discuss the history of Japanese sports cars and what Harris thinks of the Supra's segment overall. To get the full scoop, you'll have to watch the clip above and don't forget that "Top Gear" airs on BBC America Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.

Arson Suspect May Believe His Novel Was Stolen

Arson suspect may believe his novel was stolen

Police are to look into a novel written by a person with the same name as the suspect in the deadly arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio.

The police suspect the man bore a grudge against the firm, believing that it had stolen the plot of his novel.

13-year Old Makes A Powerbank For His Brother Who Couldn't Afford One

13-Year Old Makes A Powerbank For His Brother Who Couldn't Afford One

Technology can be expensive, which is why companies such as Xiaomi are thriving where they are creating products for very affordable prices that would have otherwise cost a lot more. However, even then there are some situations in which there are people who can’t even afford certain things.

Such is the case over in Malaysia where a touching story was shared on Twitter in which the person wrote how his younger brother, a 13-year old student, made a DIY powerbank for him because he could not afford to buy one for himself. According to the translated tweet, “I said to my little brother, “I want to buy a powerbank but I haven’t gotten my pay yet.” Look what he made for me😭 A handmade powerbank 😭 I’m really gratedul to have a little brother like him 😭 Later I’ll buy you McD as promised 😭”

Abe Emphasizes Political Stability In His Address

Abe emphasizes political stability in his address

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is committed to promoting local economies across the nation, and reforming the country's social security systems. Abe says he is resolved to continue to steer the country during the new Reiwa era which started last month when the new Emperor acceded the throne.

Abe made the remarks in his address to the nation as the ordinary session of the Diet came to a close.

Police Attack Suspect May Be Tokyo Man In His 30s

Police attack suspect may be Tokyo man in his 30s

An investigative source has told NHK that a suspect who stabbed a police officer and stole a loaded firearm in Osaka Prefecture may be a Tokyo resident in his 30s.

The officer, Suzunosuke Kose, was found stabbed in the chest at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday near the police box in Suita City where he had been on duty. Kose remains unconscious.