Japan's mobile carriers say their phone services remain limited in Chiba Prefecture and on an island off Tokyo. The disruption has been caused by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall on Monday.
NTT Docomo says that as of Friday, its mobile phone connectivity is poor in 36 municipalities of Chiba Prefecture. The island of Oshima is also experiencing connectivity problems.
Japan's mobile carriers say their phone services remain limited in Chiba Prefecture, as well as some other areas, mainly in the Kanto region. They cite antenna towers that have been left without power by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall early Monday.
NTT Docomo says that as of Wednesday afternoon, its mobile phone connectivity is poor in 43 municipalities of Chiba Prefecture, as well as five in Kanagawa and one in Shizuoka prefecture. The islands of Oshima and Niijima, which are part of Tokyo, are also experiencing connectivity problems.
This year's Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series walked in fields of gold with Flare Yellow paint outside, a splash of matching Alcantara inside, and white, semi-aniline leather seats. The 2020 version of the LC 500 Inspiration Series takes to emerald seas with exclusive Nori Green Pearl paint — nori being the edible seaweed that tries to make an honest living wrapping sushi or onigiri. This time the two-tone interior doesn't take its cue from the outside, opting for tan and amber contrasts. Lexus says the aesthetic game of dress-up "aims to evoke a more refined, mature coupe," even though we're certain two of the LC 500's most profound attributes are refinement and maturity. Semi-aniline 10-way adjustable seats are stitched up in Saddle Tan leather exclusive to this model, paired with slightly darker Alcantara trim on the door panels. The instrument panel, center console, steering wheel, and the rest of the doors are fitted with Black Amber leather. Brown cross-stitching not only cues the color of the seats, its visibility should earn appreciation for "highlighting the fanatical precision of each stitch." As with the 2019 model, the special 2020 LC 500 will be limited to 100 units in the U.S. A custom, laser-cut sill plate that evokes the geometric shapes found in the taillights will inform everyone crossing the threshold of the coupe's rarity. The package sits on two-tone, 21-inch wheels. The powertrain hasn't been touched, motivation provided by the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 with 471 horsepower shifting through a 10-speed automatic. Lexus says it will release price information closer to the on-sale date later this year. A standard LC 500 costs $92,950 before destination; the 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Series asked $106,210 before destination, so don't expect much change from $110,000 if you're interested.
British Racing Green makes nearly everything better in the automotive world, even a small, Japanese sports car. Despite being about 6,000 miles away from Great Britain, Japan is channeling the British spirit with the Toyota 86 British Green Limited special edition.
Be it a Toyota or a Scion, the 86/FR-S has never been offered with a green paint option. We think that should've changed a long time ago after laying eyes on this beauty for the first time. It's obviously no Bentley or Jaguar, but we're universally smitten with the exterior spec of this special edition 86. The paint is only part of the deal here, too. There are bronze wheels unique to this 86, which set the green paint off just right. Hiding inside those bronze wheels are red Brembo brake calipers that look equally as nice. The optional (in the U.S.) Sachs dampers are standard equipment on this model, and a black trunk spoiler with green winglets ties the look together in the rear.
Kingdom Hearts fans have had a very long wait for the latest title in the franchise and as they now rejoice, Sony is celebrating that achievement with a limited edition Series A Walkman. Those of you who have been around long enough know that the Walkman isn’t a new product. It’s actually one of Sony’s most iconic cassette players and was first released in 1979. This particular one doesn’t require cassettes, though, it can hold plenty of songs in its 16GB of internal storage.
The limited edition NW-A55 Series A Sony Walkman is a digital model with a unique Kingdom Hearts 3 design. The game’s main protagonist Sora is featured front and center in this design. Sony isn’t just coming out with a limited edition Walkman to celebrate the launch of Kingdom Hearts 3.
Back in August, Lexus crafted a vibrant yellow LC Inspiration Series concept car for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, complete with a lightly customized interior and carbon detailing. For the Chicago Auto Show this year, Lexus is bringing a limited edition production version with the same recipe.
The Flare Yellow cars are offered in a series of 100 units, with an inscription on the carbon fiber door sill covers marking each car as part of the limited run. The semi-aniline seats have yellow stitching, like on the concept car, and the interior also has similar yellow door inserts. However, the 21-inch wheels were dark cross-spokes on the concept, and the production Inspiration Series wears a different, split five-spoke design in the same size. But it has same carbon fiber roof and grille insert as the concept car.