Abe To Keep Nikai, Kishida In Reshuffle

Abe to keep Nikai, Kishida in reshuffle

NHK has learned that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to retain Toshihiro Nikai and Fumio Kishida in their current posts in a planned reshuffle of executives in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Abe, who is also president of the LDP, is preparing to revamp his Cabinet and governing party executives next Wednesday, after returning from a trip to Russia.

Abe: S.korea Should Keep Its Promises

Abe: S.Korea should keep its promises

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on South Korea to keep its promises, including a post-World War Two bilateral agreement.

Abe made the comment on Friday, following South Korea's announcement of its decision to terminate an intelligence-sharing pact between the two countries.

Suga: Japan Seeks To Keep Intel Pact With S.korea

Suga: Japan seeks to keep intel pact with S.Korea

Japan's top government spokesperson has reiterated that the country will seek to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea.

The General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA, is automatically renewed every year since it was signed in 2016, but either nation can pull out by giving notice by this Saturday.

Suga: Japan, S.korea Should Keep Sharing Intel

Suga: Japan, S.Korea should keep sharing intel

Japan's top government spokesperson has indicated that the country and South Korea should maintain their intelligence-sharing pact, despite strained ties.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Monday, ahead of the August 24 deadline for applying to terminate the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA.

Sony's Wearable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool During The Summer

Sony's Wearable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool During The Summer

The summer heat can sometimes get so unbearable where even a fan does little to nothing to cool us down, only ending up circulating the hot air in the process. However, if you’re in need of something a little stronger, Sony just might have the device for you in the form of the Reon Pocket, a wearable air conditioner that fits right in your pocket.

Now, the Reon Pocket will need a specially designed shirt in order to be clipped onto, and it can be activated or deactivated by using your smartphone and an accompanying app. It will sit on your neck where it will help to keep you cool during those hot summer days. That being said, the entire setup doesn’t exactly come cheap.

Ruling Bloc On Track To Keep Upper House Majority

Ruling bloc on track to keep Upper House majority

Vote counting is underway, and NHK's decision desk says the ruling coalition will comfortably maintain control of the Upper House. We are projecting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, Komeito, will take more than half of the seats that are up for grabs this election.

The traditional celebrations are already underway for some LDP members.

2019 Honda Civic Sport Sedan Review | Keep Up The Fun

2019 Honda Civic Sport Sedan Review | Keep up the fun

If the ninth-generation 2012 Civic was considered a sizeable step back, the tenth-generation 2016 Civic represented two giant steps forward for the nameplate and the entire lineup. The mildly facelifted 2019 Civic expands on that progress by introducing a Sport trim for the sedan that offers a six-speed manual transmission. But don't think of the long, lean four-door as a trunked version of the more expensive Sport hatchback with its more powerful turbocharged engine. The sedan, which Honda describes as "entry-level performance," aims at the hearts of budget-conscious and first-time buyers seeking sedan sobriety leavened by a touch of old-fashioned Honda fun.

Cosmetic changes across the lineup for 2019 introduce a gloss black grille, a wider, more sculpted lower bumper, and repositioned Honda Sensing gear to add symmetry to the lower front intakes. The Sport trim goes without the chrome accents around the front fog lights found on the other four trims — LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. And unlike those other variants, the Sport sedan slots a trapezoidal exhaust finisher into a four-fin, diffuser-like insert. Inside, the instrument binnacle glows with red lighting, the pedals are made of aluminum, it has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and it features the nicer infotainment system with a 7-inch screen (and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration).

Sony Will Keep Making Smartphones But Only For Four Markets

Sony Will Keep Making Smartphones But Only For Four Markets


Sony’s Xperia smartphone business has been losing money for quite some time now. Despite rumors that the company was looking to give up on the business altogether, Sony has reiterated its commitment to making smartphones, but will only be selling them in four markets going forward. It’s exiting all of the other markets for a more sustainable approach to the business.

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that the Xperia smartphone business is a pivotal part of Sony’s identity which is entertainment focused. “We see smartphones as hardware for entertainment and a component necessary to make our hardware brand sustainable,” pointing out that younger generations no longer watch TV, “their first touch point is smartphone.”

Abductees' Kin Ask Us To Keep Pressure On N.korea

Abductees' kin ask US to keep pressure on N.Korea

Relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea have asked the United States to keep pressure on Pyongyang until all the abductees have returned home.

They made the appeal in a meeting in Washington on Friday with Matthew Pottinger, senior director for Asian affairs at the White House National Security Council.

Japan Tightens Quarantine To Keep Out Swine Fever

Japan tightens quarantine to keep out swine fever

Japan has stepped up quarantine measures on Chinese-made pork products at its major airports in an effort to prevent the risk of African swine fever spreading from China.

Multiple outbreaks and the rapid spread of the disease have been reported in China.

Suga: Japan To Keep Eye On S.korea

Suga: Japan to keep eye on S.Korea

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan will be watching how the government of South Korea responds to its Supreme Court's ruling last week on wartime compensation.

South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday hit back at Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono's criticism of the ruling.