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.

Abe: Deputy Minister Should Explain His Comments

Abe: Deputy minister should explain his comments

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a deputy land minister under fire for his comments over a road project involving Abe's constituency should fully explain himself. Abe said his comments were problematic but that he should continue performing his duties.

The remark in question was made earlier this week by Ichiro Tsukada, State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Joc Chief Conveys His Decision To Step Down

JOC chief conveys his decision to step down

The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda has informed his associates that he will step down, in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics. Informed sources told NHK that Takeda has already communicated his intention to retire.

Takeda has been in hot water since allegations surfaced he was involved in bribery in connection with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games. An investigating judge in France has been looking into whether to bring Takeda to trial since December last year.

Kawamura Ryuichi To Resume His Activities With Church Tour

Kawamura Ryuichi to resume his activities with church tour

It's been announced that Kawamura Ryuichi will hold a nationwide tour called 'Ryuichi Kawamura Presents No Mic, One Speaker Concert at Church Tour 2019 ~anastasis~ #001' from February to April. 

As previously reported, Kawamura received surgery for lung cancer on January 11. The upcoming tour is an annual tour that he has been holding, performing at churches across the country. He and guitarist Fukuda Shinichiro will visit ten churches for this tour. 

Elephant Kashimashi's Miyamoto Hiroji To Start His Solo Activities

Elephant Kashimashi's Miyamoto Hiroji to start his solo activities

Miyamoto Hiroji's (Elephant Kashimashi) song "Fuyu no Hana" has been picked up as the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'Gosaigyo' to premiere on January 22. 

'Gosaigyo' tells the story of Takeuchi Sayoko, a woman who targets elderly men and marries them to receive their inheritances. Kimura Yoshino plays the protagonist, and is supported by Takahashi Katsunori, Kimura Tae, Hamada Mari, and Izumiya Shigeru. 

Miura Shohei Talks About His Newlywed Life With Kiritani Mirei

Miura Shohei talks about his newlywed life with Kiritani Mirei

On January 17, actor Miura Shohei attended an event commemorating the opening of the first stores for tiramisu specialty shop 'HERO'S.' 

Miura also talked about things he want to challenge this year which include appearing in musicals and getting involved in voice acting. "I want to voice a Disney character. I want to become a voice actor! I've loved Disney since I was little," he said.