Near-new 1990 Nissan 300zx To Cross The Block At Amelia Island

Near-new 1990 Nissan 300ZX to cross the block at Amelia Island

The current Nissan 370Z has been on life support for a while now, but interest in classic Z cars remains strong. Witness the mind-bending price recently achieved for a pristine 1971 240Z that sold last month on Bring a Trailer. After the first-generation cars, arguably the next-most-appreciated Z car is the Z32 generation that debuted with the 1990 model year. This example of a first-year Z32, which crosses the block at RM Sotheby's Amelia Island sale next month, could set a new benchmark for values of this model.

Besides being a first-year example, this 300ZX is also the desirable two-seat body style and is powered by the twin-turbo version of Nissan's DOHC 3.0-liter VG30 V6, making 300 horsepower. A five-speed stick and four-wheel steering complete the mechanical picture.

Japan To Hold Meeting With Island Defense Chiefs

Japan to hold meeting with island defense chiefs

Japan's defense minister has decided to hold a meeting with defense chiefs from Pacific island nations in connection with China's growing maritime presence in the region.

The ministry is to invite officials, including the defense ministers of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Tonga, to the conference in Tokyo in April. Invitations are expected to extend to representatives of the United States, Australia, and France.

Deal Reached To Buy Island For Us Aircraft Drills

Deal reached to buy island for US aircraft drills

Japan's Defense Ministry says it has reached an agreement to purchase an island in the country's southwest to use as a new staging ground for US carrier aircraft drills.

The ministry plans to relocate the landing exercises to Mageshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture, from the Pacific island of Ioto, also known as Iwojima, of the Ogasawara island chain.

Record Downpour Hits Tsushima Island

Record downpour hits Tsushima Island

Weather officials say the heaviest rainfall in half a century has hit Tsushima City, Nagasaki Prefecture, as severe tropical storm Tapah moves through the region.

Hourly rainfall of 80 millimeters was recorded on Sunday evening in the city, which is an island on the Sea of Japan.

Fm Kono Visits South Pacific Island Nations

FM Kono visits South Pacific island nations

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono is aiming to boost maritime security cooperation during a tour of four South Pacific island nations.

Kono is the first Japanese foreign minister to visit the region in 32 years. He will travel to the Marshall Islands on Thursday.

Typhoon Approaching Japanese Island Of Kyushu

Typhoon approaching Japanese island of Kyushu

Weather officials in Japan say a strong typhoon is expected to make landfall in the southern Kyushu region early on Tuesday. It's bringing violent winds to Miyazaki Prefecture and some parts of neighboring Kagoshima Prefecture.

As of 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Meteorological Agency officials say Typhoon Francisco was over waters about 70 kilometers east-southeast of Miyazaki City. It was moving west-northwest at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour.

Russian Pm May Visit Japan-claimed Island

Russian PM may visit Japan-claimed island

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev may visit one of the four Russian-controlled islands that Japan claims as early as Friday.

The prime minister arrived on Thursday at Sakhalin's capital, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and conferred with the acting governor of the region.

Tropical Storm Nari Nears Japan's Main Island

Tropical storm Nari nears Japan's main island

Weather officials in Japan say a tropical storm is approaching the Pacific coast of the main island of Honshu, and may bring heavy rain from Saturday through Sunday.

They urge people to be on alert for possible landslides, floods, swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and lightning.

Medvedev May Visit Japan-claimed Island

Medvedev may visit Japan-claimed island

Sources say Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit one of the four Russian-controlled islands that Japan claims.

Officials in Etorofu Island say Medvedev is making arrangements to visit the island via Sakhalin as early as August, and that local officials are making preparations.

Heavy Rain Hits Yakushima Island

Heavy rain hits Yakushima Island

Warm, humid air blowing from the east is causing heavy rains in Japan's southern Kyushu.

Evacuation orders have been issued to more than 12,400 people in all parts of Yakushima Town in Kagoshima Prefecture. Residents have been told to evacuate immediately.

Record Rains On Yonaguni Island

Record rains on Yonaguni Island

Japan's Meteorological Agency says Yonaguni-jima Island in Okinawa Prefecture has received rains at a level seen only once every 50 years.

The agency says warm, humid air destabilized the atmosphere, causing rainclouds to develop over the island from Monday morning.

Takizawa Hideaki Appointed President Of 'johnny's Island'

Takizawa Hideaki appointed president of 'Johnny's Island'

Takizawa Hideaki, who retired from showbiz last year, has been appointed as the president of new company 'Johnny's Island.' This is an affiliated company of Johnny's & Associates, and its chairman is Johnny Kitagawa. 

First, there will be a reorganization to popular Johnny's Jr. unit Snow Man, comprised of Iwamoto Hikaru, Fukasawa Tatsuya, Watanabe Shota, Abe Ryohei, Miyadate Ryota, and Sakuma Daisuke. Three members will be added to the unit, who are Kansai Johnny's Jr.'s Mukai Koji, Uchuu Six's Meguro Ren (concurrent), and Johnny's Jr.'s Murakami Makoto Raul. Snow Man is scheduled to perform in 'Takizawa Kabuki ZERO' (April/May) that's directed by Takizawa.