Suga: Efforts To Ease Middle East Tension Continue

Suga: Efforts to ease Middle East tension continue

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan will consider various factors before deciding how to respond to a US-led mission to ensure security in the Strait of Hormuz.

Suga told reporters on Tuesday that the government will examine what kind of actions are effective for safe navigation of vessels related to Japan in the region.

Abe, Erdogan To Work To Ease Middle East Tensions

Abe, Erdogan to work to ease Middle East tensions

The leaders of Japan and Turkey say they will work together to bring about stability in the Middle East, as tensions over Iran's nuclear program increase.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tokyo on Monday, after they attended the G20 summit in Osaka over the weekend.

Iwaya Hopes For Stability In Middle East

Iwaya hopes for stability in Middle East

Japan's defense minister says he hopes for a de-escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States.

Takeshi Iwaya spoke to reporters on Tuesday following Iran's announcement that it has quadrupled its capacity to produce low-enriched uranium.

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe Adds A Middle Brother To The Lineup

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe adds a middle brother to the lineup

Make that four engines in the standard Porsche Cayenne Coupe range. When we wrote about the rumored GT version of the Cayenne Coupe, perhaps called GT5, we mentioned the coming E-Hybrid powertrain as the third engine for the Cayenne Coupe. Porsche just unveiled a Cayenne S Coupe, using the same 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 in the standard Cayenne S. Power figures make the jump nearly unchanged to the rakish sibling, being 434 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque — one fewer pound-foot than in the Cayenne S.

Since the Cayenne S Coupe comes standard with the Sport Chrono package, the hump from zero to 60 miles per hour takes 4.7 seconds. That is 0.1 second slower than the Cayenne S with the Sport Chrono goodies. Apparently that one supplemental unit of torque comes in more handy than we thought. You need to add any of the three Lightweight Sport Packages to the Cayenne S Coupe to match the 4.6-second sprint time. Those Lightweight options add cosmetic upgrades in various materials and colors outside and in, a carbon fiber roof, and 22-inch forged aluminum GT Design wheels. Top speed is 164 miles per hour.

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport Drivers' Notes Review | Comfortably In The Middle

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport Drivers' Notes Review | Comfortably in the middle

There isn't a whole lot that's new for the Nissan Rogue Sport for the 2019 model year (a light refresh is coming for 2020). But Nissan's two-pronged Rogue strategy (the automaker bundles both the subcompact Rogue Sport and compact Rogue into the same sales figure each month) continues to be popular with consumers. In fact, the dual-headed Rogue ranks as the fourth-best-selling nameplate in America so far in 2019, sitting behind nothing but the Big Three's full-size pickup trucks.

Three trim levels are available — S, SV, and SL. All Rogue Sports are powered by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that sends 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque to either the front or optionally all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission.

Nearly $50 Mil. To Other Middle East Dealers

Nearly $50 mil. to other Middle East dealers

NHK has learned that former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn paid nearly 50 million dollars to two Nissan dealers in the Middle East from the automaker's CEO reserve, which Ghosn could use at his discretion.

Ghosn has been detained since November, when he was arrested on suspicion of understating his executive compensation in Nissan securities reports.

Free Rubella Vaccinations For Middle-aged Men

Free rubella vaccinations for middle-aged men

Japan's health ministry has decided to give vaccinations for rubella, or German measles, free of charge to middle-aged men.

Ministry officials say more than 2,400 people have been infected with rubella this year in Japan. The figure is the most since a large outbreak in 2013.

Abe Plannning To Visit Europe, Middle East In July

Abe plannning to visit Europe, Middle East in July

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Belgium, France and Middle Eastern countries next month, depending on the schedule of the ongoing Diet session.

In Belgium, Abe plans to attend a signing ceremony of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.

Lexus Lx 570 Special Edition Arriving In Middle East & China

Lexus LX 570 Special Edition Arriving in Middle East & China

The 2018 Lexus LX 570 Superior special edition was recently on display at the Chengdu Auto Show in China — from xCar:

The special edition is a standard LX equipped with the new TRD Japan body kit, and is currently confirmed for the Middle East, Russia, and China — here are some additional photos snapped by the infamous Instagrammer Hamad1two3 in the Middle East:

Russia & Middle East To Offer Lexus Lx 570 Trd Special Edition

Russia & Middle East to Offer Lexus LX 570 TRD Special Edition

According to Indians Auto Blog, Russia and the Middle East will be offering the Lexus LX 570 with the newly released body kit from TRD Japan as a special edition available in dealerships.

Russia will market the body-kitted SUV as the LX 570 Superior, while the Middle East will use LX 570S as their special edition moniker. No word yet on pricing.