Trading Firms Look To Video Streaming

Trading firms look to video streaming

Major Japanese trading firms are making inroads into the growing market for online video streaming.

Mitsui & Company is taking a 51-percent stake in the Japanese affiliate of Tastemade, a US video network that offers food- and travel-related programming to an online audience.

Japan, Indonesia Look To Boost Ties

Japan, Indonesia look to boost ties

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and President Joko Widodo have called for continued cooperation on matters including health, security and the economy.

After the summit meeting, the leaders held a news conference.

Kato: Japan To Look Into Minor Collision

Kato: Japan to look into minor collision

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu says the government will look into a minor collision between a Japanese patrol vessel and a Taiwanese fishing boat as necessary and deal with it in an appropriate way.

The Japan Coast Guard says the incident took place in Japan's territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Sunday afternoon. It says the Taiwanese boat was illegally operating in the waters.

With A New Nissan Z Coming Soon, We Look At The Sports Car's History

With a new Nissan Z coming soon, we look at the sports car's history

One of the longest running and most famous nameplates in Nissan's history is that of the Z car. It has been with us since 1969 nearly continuously, and with only occasional missteps. Only a couple Nissans can match it for history and notoriety, such as the Skyline sedans and coupes, and the Patrol SUVs. The Z is also getting a much needed successor in the near future, previewed by the Z Proto. As such, it seemed like a good time to take a look back at the different generations that got us to today.

The first Z arrived in 1969 as the Fairlady Z in Japan, and the 240Z in the U.S. The Japanese name picked up from the roadsters Nissan built in the 1960s under the Fairlady name, the later versions of which were sold in the U.S. as the Datsun Roadster. The American name came from the 2.4-liter single overhead cam inline-six under the hood. It made 148 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque and was mated to a manual transmission. It had fully independent suspension with struts at each end. Disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear would bring it to a stop. Over the years, Nissan increased the displacement of the U.S. cars to compensate for power-sapping emissions equipment, leading to the 260Z and 280Z with 2.6-liter and 2.8-liter versions of the straight-six. Larger bumpers appeared on these later models, too, to meet U.S. safety regulations. Nissan also added a lengthened 2+2 model later in this car's lifecycle.

Ces Starts 2020 With A Look Into The Future Of Technology

CES starts 2020 with a look into the future of technology

LAS VEGAS — It's January, and that means CES! Associate Editor Zac Palmer and Associate Producer Alexander Malburg attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and highlight some of the best automotive tech showcased this year. There are concept cars from Mercedes-Benz and Sony (yes, Sony), wet-track driving in a Nissan Leaf, and much more. 

Behind the Wheel is a video series that shows you a bit of what it's like to work at Autoblog. The editors and video producers will show you the cars we have in our fleet, and you'll get a behind the scenes look at some of the personalities who help make the site run. 

Gear the Video team used to make this: 

Panasonic GH5s:

Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm F2.8:

Rode VidMic Pro:

JOBY GorillaPod 3K Stand:

Tiffen 58mm Variable ND Filter:

GoPro Hero 7 Black:

Adobe Premiere:

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Take A Look At The Details Of Ohara Sakurako's New Single

Take a look at the details of Ohara Sakurako's new single

The details on Ohara Sakurako's new single that's scheduled for release on December 4 have been revealed. 

The title of Ohara's next single will be "Shine On Me." The title track was written by Ishiwatari Junji and Marutani Manabu and composed, arranged, and produced by Marutani. It's a dance tune, and Ohara dances in its PV, which will be revealed in the coming days. Additionally, it will include "Let Me Go" a collaboration song with Okajima Kanata and Ryosuke "Dr.R" Sakai.