Soccer fans flocked to public viewing events across Japan on Tuesday night to watch the national team take on Colombia in their first match of the World Cup finals.
About 320 people gathered in front of a big screen at an event in striker Yuya Osako's hometown of Minami-Satsuma in Kagoshima Prefecture.
TAKASHIMA, Shiga Prefecture--Fall went out in a blaze of glory here, where the sight of around 500 golden Metasequoia trees drew the season to a spectacular close for camera-wielding sightseers.
The yellow- and orange-colored trees lining an avenue have been attracting numerous spectators as they reach their peak autumn hues.
Tesla received an astonishing 276,000 pre-orders for the Model 3 within three days of its unveiling but that hasn't stopped Lexus International President Yoshihiro Sawa from saying “not many people will accept” electric vehicles with current battery technology.
Sawa reportedly made the surprising declaration while talking to The Detroit Bureau but stated the company is indeed working on electric vehicle technology. However, he mitigated that remark by saying “We’ll introduce that kind of vehicle at a suitable time.”
The Yomiuri ShimbunMaiko (apprentice geiko), dressed in formal black kimono, walk in Kyoto's entertainment district to pay courtesy calls on teahouses and their teachers of traditional arts on Tuesday. Known as hassaku, which originally referred to Aug. 1 on the lunar calendar, this has become a traditional summer practice in which geiko and maiko express thanks to people who have given them assistance.