Music Station's Year-end Special To Be 11 Hours Long

MUSIC STATION's year-end special to be 11 hours long

MUSIC STATION's year-end special 'MUSIC STATION ULTRA SUPER LIVE 2019' will air on December 27 from 12:00 noon. 

This is the 28th year for 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE' to air on TV Asahi. This year's program will commemorate 60 years since the opening of the station and will be fused with the music special 'ULTRA FES', which airs every fall. It will be an 11-hour broadcast live from TV Asahi and Makuhari Messe. 

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review And Buying Guide | Long In The Tooth

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review and Buying Guide | Long in the tooth

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport subcompact crossover may seem like the right type of car for the times, but it falls short in its execution. Brand new tiny crossovers have been popping up left and right from other manufacturers, but the Outlander Sport feels like it's stuck in the past.

If we're looking at it with the glass of water half full, the exterior styling sets itself apart from the rest of the homogeneous little ones out there. It's taut, angular, a little muscular and has some great looking wheel options. Unfortunately, that expressive exterior styling isn't carried over inside. Even in its most expensive form, the entire interior is a black plastic paradise. Powertrain options are a mixed bag with a lot more choices than most other subcompacts provide.

What's new for 2019?

Not much is new for the 2019 model year. SE trim models now have more standard safety equipment, including blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning. The highest-priced GT trim adds forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and automatic brights. This Outlander Sport belongs to the first-generation model, which debuted for the 2011 model year.

2019 Lexus Lx 570 Drivers' Notes Review | Long In The Tooth

2019 Lexus LX 570 Drivers' Notes Review | Long in the tooth

Body-on-frame SUVs like the 2019 Lexus LX 570 might have ruled the market a couple decades ago, but the old-school form factor has given way to smaller, more efficient car-based crossovers. That said, there's still a big market for models like this. Just take a look at the success of the Toyota 4Runner or other luxury SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade or the Ford F-150-based Lincoln Navigator. Crossovers may be more popular, but nothing beats an old-school SUV's chops when it comes to going off-road or towing big cargo.

The Lexus LX is available in two flavors: a five-passenger two-row model and a seven-passenger three-row model. We had a chance to drive both, the first in Michigan and the latter in Oregon. There's a $5,000 difference between the base price on the two models. Both models had the $1,190 Luxury Package (upgraded leather, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second row and LX puddle lights). The three-row came with quite a few more options, including a heads-up display, a cool box in the console, a Mark Levinson audio system and a dual-screen rear entertainment system. All in, our two-row tester came out to $88,195 while the three-row would set you back $99,710.

Japan To Develop Mid-long-range Cruise Missiles

Japan to develop mid-long-range cruise missiles

Japan is planning to develop medium and long-range cruise missiles. They would be used to strengthen its defense capabilities in remote southwestern islands and nearby areas of the Pacific.

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya disclosed the plan at a news conference on Tuesday.

Kis-my-ft2's Pv For 'kimi Wo Daisuki Da' Will Be 11-minutes Long

Kis-My-Ft2's PV for 'Kimi wo Daisuki da' will be 11-minutes long

Kis-My-Ft2 have revealed the short PV for their new song "Kimi wo Daisuki da."

"Kimi wo Daisuki da" is the title track to the group's new single to be released on February 6. Written by Fujii Fumiya and arranged by Kameda Seiji, it will be used as the theme song for member Kitayama Hiromitsu's starring film 'Tora-san ~Boku ga Neko ni Natta Wake~' to open in theaters on February 15. 

Inspections Reveal Illegally Long Work Hours

Inspections reveal illegally long work hours

Japan's labor ministry says that employees at nearly half of the businesses inspected by its staff have been required to work illegally long hours.

The ministry conducted on-site inspections at 25,676 business establishments across the country for one year through March. They included entities where deaths from overwork have been reported.