Roasted Tea A Hit For Its Mild Flavor, Aroma

Roasted tea a hit for its mild flavor, aroma

By Miho Saeki / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterBeverages, sweets and other products flavored with hojicha, or Japanese roasted green tea, have become a common sight in stores these days.

Hojicha's mild flavor and aroma have brought new popularity to existing products. Increasing health consciousness among consumers has also fueled the trend.

Mild Winter Brings Cherry Blossoms To Izu 10 Days Early

Mild winter brings cherry blossoms to Izu 10 days earlyAn unseasonably warm January led to an even earlier-than-usual bloom for the famed Kawazu cherry trees here, to the delight of visitors pouring in for a flower viewing festival.
The trees, which always bloom earlier than other cherry species, are already reaching their peak along the Kawazugawa river, about 10 days earlier than usual.

Honda Preps Mild Refresh For Brio And Brio Amaze

Honda Preps Mild Refresh For Brio And Brio AmazeTweaked for the new model year, the Brio sedan and hatch are getting ready to arrive at dealerships across the Asian market.
Both models have received a slightly updated exterior design consisting of a new grille, revised projector headlights with LED position, new front fog lights, different bumpers, fresh alloy wheels and a new metallic color called Lunar Silver, offered alongside the White Taffeta and Crystal Black Pearl.

Suzuki Sx4 S-cross To Get A Mild Facelift

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross To Get A Mild FaceliftIt may seem like yesterday that Suzuki launched the new SX4 S-Cross, but it's actually been more than two years and now, the Japanese brand is readying a facelift for their compact crossover.
The camouflaged prototype we caught testing in Europe appears to feature a redesigned bumper, grille and headlamps at the front - possibly inspired by Suzuki's new Vitara, while at the back, the covers suggest only some minor changes to the tail lamp graphics.

Mazda Cx-5 Getting Mild Refresh

Mazda CX-5 getting mild refreshMazda has found both critical and commercial success with its CX-5 small crossover, and seems to be endeavoring to keep the momentum up with an upcoming refresh. As you can extrapolate from the obvious lack of the usual camouflage, the company isn't reinventing anything in the very near future of the CX-5, but it does seem as thought some tweaks are in the works.