Earthquake Stops 2 Trains On Uetsu Main Line

Earthquake stops 2 trains on Uetsu Main Line

Railway officials say an express train and a local train on the Uetsu Main Line came to a halt following a massive earthquake on Tuesday night in northern Japan.

The East Japan Railway Company says the 53 passengers on the express train Inaho number 13 and a local train were temporarily evacuated to higher ground after a tsunami advisory was issued.

Kono: Japan Will Not Toe Us Line On Iran

Kono: Japan will not toe US line on Iran

Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan will not follow the United States in labeling Iran's elite military force a terrorist group.

US President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization.

2019 Lexus Is 300 F Sport Gets Black Line Treatment

2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport gets Black Line treatment

Lexus is making the Black Line Special Edition treatment available again, this time offering it on the F Sport version of the 2019 IS 300 sports sedan.

The package adds 18-inch, split-spoke wheels with the "black vapor chrome" finish that also appear on the flagship LS sedan, plus back side mirrors. Inside, you get black Nuluxe seats with red accents and contrasting red stitching, which also appears on the center console and armrests, plus red accent panels flanking the center stack. There's also a heated, black wood-trimmed steering wheel highlighted by what Lexus says is "distinctive shades of black that were created by a Japanese calligraphy shop dedicated to perfecting ink for more than 200 years." All Black Line versions are equipped with navigation and triple-beam LED headlights.

Toyota Supra Trd Performance Line Concept To Be Revealed In Japan

Toyota Supra TRD Performance Line Concept to be revealed in Japan

A Toyota Supra TRD Concept is on its way, and we only have to wait till February 9 to see it. Officially named the Toyota GR Supra Performance Line Concept TRD (that's the last time we'll say that, too) it looks like a racy Supra with a big ol' wing hanging out the back.

All we have to go on is the sketch of the car's silhouette, which looks pretty good. The folks over at TRD generally bring more to the party than just aesthetic updates, though. We'll be intrigued to see if any significant power is added to the equation, possibly enough to bring it in line with the BMW Z4's 382 horsepower? Maybe we're dreaming. Aero, brake and suspension enhancements are most likely a given. The sketch is definitely exaggerating how low to the ground it'll ultimately stand, but we're still excited to see how Toyota chooses to modify the Supra first.

2019 Lexus Nx F Sport Gets The Black Line Treatment

2019 Lexus NX F Sport gets the Black Line treatment

Lexus is debuting a limited-production NX F Sport Black Line edition at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Set to be sold for the 2019 model year only, the Black Line is essentially an appearance package with some added equipment as well — Lexus previously made a Black Line version of the RC coupe with similar results.

The package takes a normal NX 300 F Sport and jazzes it up a bit. The NX in this spec is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Forged 19-inch chrome wheels and a faux carbon bodyside graphic are the main exterior changes. Only three colors will be available for the Black Line, including black, silver and the white you see here. The interior gets colors to complement the exterior, with two-tone white and black seats. A black headliner is standard, as are unique Black Line floor mats, cargo mats and key fob gloves.

Over 1,000 Line Up For Ghosn Court Hearing

Over 1,000 line up for Ghosn court hearing

More than 1,000 people lined up at a Tokyo court on Tuesday morning in the hope of attending the hearing of former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

His arrival at the courthouse marked his first public appearance since his arrest in November.