Mitsubishi Outlander Phev Due In Late Summer, Early Fall

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV due in late summer, early fallAny day now, American plug-in vehicle shoppers will be able to actually buy a plug-in hybrid SUV. Europeans and Japanese buyers have had this option for many years, since the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV went on sale in those markets in 2013. There have been plenty of diversions in the route that is bringing the big PHEV to our shores, but it's looking like, "late summer, early fall," is when thing will for real happen.

Late Surge Puts Kitajima On Path To Rio

Late surge puts Kitajima on path to RioHisanori Kitajima did not run his first marathon until he was 30. At 31, he will likely be going to his first Olympics.
Kitajima all but assured himself a place on Japan’s team to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when he placed second in Sunday’s Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, the last of the three men’s domestic qualifiers.

Rugby : Panasonic Escapes Late For 3-peat

Rugby : Panasonic escapes late for 3-peatWhen Toshiba fullback Francois Steyn’s conversion went off the goal post in second-half injury time, Panasonic players pumped their fists in the air to celebrate a victory that had almost slipped away.

Soccer : Japan Moves On After 3 Late Strikes

Soccer : Japan moves on after 3 late strikesAfter substitute Yuta Toyokawa became the first to break the long stalemate and breech the Iranian defenses, Shoya Nakajima followed with two lethal strikes in succession. As a result, Japan’s under-23 team moved one win from a place in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Soccer : Late Red Card Gives 1st Leg To Hiroshima

Soccer : Late red card gives 1st leg to HiroshimaSanfrecce Hiroshima drew first blood in the J.League championship final on Wednesday by snatching a dramatic 3-2 win at Gamba Osaka in the first leg.
Defender Sho Sasaki and substitute Yoshifumi Kashiwa plundered stoppage-time goals as the visitors stunned last year’s Japanese treble winners on a chilly evening at Expo stadium.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle To Arrive In Late 2016

2015 Tokyo Motor Show : Honda Clarity Fuel Cell VehicleTwo years ago at the LA Auto Show, Honda showed off the first concept for what we now know is the Clarity fuel cell vehicle. At the time, Honda said it would arrive at some point in 2015. Since then, Honda has said simply that the Clarity would arrive some time after the March 2016 on-sale date in Japan and even gave itself an out in case the debut slipped to the first half of 2017. Yesterday, at a preview event at the Honda Advanced Design Studio in downtown LA, Honda narrowed that down a bit more to, "late 2016."

Sony Fes Watch To Be Released In Late November In Japan

Sony FES Watch to be released in late November in JapanRemember the e-paper FES Watch that was developed by Sony’s “First Flight” crowdfunding platform? Well it looks like Sony is finally ready to commercialise the product, with Sony Japan announcing that it expects to start retail sales of the “FES Watch” from 21 November 2015. Initially the watch will be on sale at select retailers, such as the MoMA Design Store. before widening distribution in December. Pre-orders for the watch are available at the above outlet from today.

Recently Found Ceramic Work Likely Created By Late Sculptor Taro Okamoto

Recently found ceramic work likely created by late sculptor Taro OkamotoA ceramic piece believed to have been created by contemporary artist Taro Okamato who is well-known for his "Tower of the Sun" masterpiece has been found in the Shigaraki district of Koka.
A ceramic museum in Shiga Prefecture is now displaying the work that was likely done by Okamoto (1911-96) during a period when he worked at a company involved in traditional Shigaraki ware.

Late Actor Ken Takakura's Treasured Swords Donated To Town

Late actor Ken Takakura's treasured swords donated to townEight Japanese swords and other blades once cherished by legendary actor Ken Takakura, who died in November last year, have been donated to this town in central Japan by his adopted daughter.
Taka Oda, 51, handed the swords, daggers and related documents over to the town office during a recent visit, and they will be displayed at a museum in Sakaki through Sept. 27.

Late Sub Doi Strikes Twice To Lift Antlers

Late sub Doi strikes twice to lift AntlersOut-of-favor forward Shoma Doi came on as a late substitute and scored twice in a five-minute span to give Antlers a 3-2 victory over Vegalta Sendai on Sunday night.
It was the fourth straight win, all since Masatada Ishii took over as manager in late July, as Antlers moved to the top of the J.League second-stage standings with 16 points through nine matches.

Late Strikes Help Young Nadeshiko Blossom, Avoid Last

Late strikes help young Nadeshiko blossom, avoid lastIn sport there is often a fine line between winning and losing, and the effect a victory can have on a struggling or inexperienced side should not be underestimated.
Nadeshiko Japan were just 2 minutes away from finishing without a win at the East Asian Cup, when Kumi Yokoyama was sent through on goal and calmly slotted beyond China goalkeeper Wang Fei to give Norio Sasaki’s side a dramatic last-minute win on Saturday night.