NHK has learned that Nissan Motor used to pay to its executives nearly 9 million dollars less than the amount approved at its annual shareholders' meeting. Tokyo prosecutors suspect part of the amount may have gone to Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Ghosn was arrested on Monday on suspicion of underreporting his income by about 44 million dollars over the 5-year period up until March 2015. Another Nissan executive, Greg Kelly, was also arrested.
The Japanese co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize for medicine reportedly plans to donate the prize money to his university to support young researchers.
Tasuku Honjo, a distinguished professor at Kyoto University, was named the co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. He was recognized for his work on using the immune system to fight cancer.
You’ve probably unlocked a ton of PlayStation Network trophies if you play games regularly on your Sony console. It seems that Sony now wants to pay you for unlocking the trophies. Don’t get too excited, though. It will only give players a very small amount of money for unlocking the PSN trophies.
Kotaku spotted a new section on Sony’s Rewards Passes page for PlayStation which reveals a new program that lets players trade in their new PSN trophies for actual money in their PSN account. The language on the page doesn’t confirm if players will be able to win these rewards more than once.
The current Mazda6 has been around since the 2014 model year, but Mazda continues to update it and make it more enticing. For this midyear update that's earned the "2017.5" model year stamp, Mazda has added more standard features to both the base model Sport and midlevel Touring models. The Sport model now comes with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard features. The Touring model picks up navigation and heated seats as standard equipment. You can also opt for 8-way power leather seats on the Touring as well.
If the extra features weren't enough, Mazda doesn't charge anything extra for the trim levels. All the base prices remain the same. The cheapest Sport model, which comes with a manual transmission, still starts at $22,820. The cheapest Touring model, again with a manual transmission, keeps its starting price of $25,070.
The iconic rotary engine is still under development by a small team of engineers at Mazda, despite the company’s continuing focus on increasing its global footprint at the cost of investing heavily in the drivetrain.
Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mazda technology forum in Frankfurt last week, the Japanese company's director and senior managing executive officer of research and development, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, admitted that while work continues on the rotary engine, Mazda needs to invest its limited R&D budget into other technologies, for the time being.