One Month Since Typhoon Hagibis Tore Through Japan

One month since Typhoon Hagibis tore through Japan

It's been one month since the powerful Typhoon Hagibis caused extensive damage in many parts of Japan. The storm, one of the strongest to hit the country in decades, left 91 people dead, while four remain missing.

Hagibis flooded or damaged more than 85,000 homes. Clean-up is still happening, such as this area of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture.

One Month Since Extensive Damage From Typhoon

One month since extensive damage from typhoon

One month has passed since record rain brought by a strong typhoon caused extensive damage in much of Japan.

More hectares were flooded than in the torrential rain that hit western Japan last year, and more landslides were triggered than by any previous storm.

Subaru And Honda Set All-time Single-month Sales Records In August

Subaru and Honda set all-time single-month sales records in August

While the U.S. and Japan continue to hash out the details for a new trade deal, American customers showed just how much they love Japanese automobiles. Both Honda America and Subaru of America exceeded expectations in August and set all-time sales records for units moved in a single month. The booming business was led, in part, by the Honda CR-V and Subaru Crosstrek, both of which posted their best sales months ever.  For Subaru, August 2019 marked the best sales month in company history and a claimed 93 straight months of yearly, month-over-month growth. Subaru sold 70,039 vehicles, which beats the December 2018 record of 64,541 vehicles. Top sellers were the Outback (17,110), the Forester (17,076), and the Crosstrek (15,860). The Ascent notably saw a 72.8 percent increase in sales compared to August 2018 with 7,319 sold.  Honda America, which includes Honda and Acura, sold 173,993 total vehicles, 158,804 of which were Hondas. That's up from 147,903 total sales in August 2018. Honda achieved these numbers with strong sales across its lineup, despite the less consumer interest in sedans in general. In August 2019, Honda sold 44,235 CR-Vs (the most ever in a single month) 14,381 Pilots, 10,190 Odysseys, 34,808 Civics, and 30,558 Accords. Acura's SUVs continue to be the company's best-sellers with 5,976 MDXs sold and 5,459 RDXs moved. 

Abe,trump To Aim To Sign Trade Deal Next Month

Abe,Trump to aim to sign trade deal next month

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have agreed to seek the conclusion and signing of a trade deal at a bilateral summit next month.

The two leaders met twice for talks in France on Sunday on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit. It is unusual for the two leaders to meet twice in such a short period of time.

Android Tv Devices Get Hulu With Live Tv Next Month

Android TV Devices Get Hulu With Live TV Next Month


Hulu has confirmed that it’s adding Android TV to the list of supported platforms for its Hulu with Live TV bundle. This means that those who own Android TV-powered devices will be able to access the streaming service’s TV plan through the app. The plan bundles Hulu’s content library with live programming from more than 60 channels.

Hulu with Live TV will be available for Android TV devices starting next month. Existing subscribers will be able to use it right away and those who want to try it out will be able to sign up for it. Hulu has priced its live TV bundle at $44.99 per month.

Japan Sets 6-month Whaling Quota At 227

Japan sets 6-month whaling quota at 227

Japan says it plans to catch 227 whales between July and December.

The fisheries ministry announced the six-month quota on Monday before ships left to resume commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years. The ministry says the ships will only operate in Japan's territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.

Dr. Mario World Will Launch On Ios And Android Devices Next Month

Dr. Mario World Will Launch On iOS And Android Devices Next Month

If you enjoy games like Bejeweled where you match gems of similar colors to “clear” a space, then you might have played games like Dr. Mario in the past. If you enjoyed the game, then you might be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced a new Dr. Mario game that will be coming onto iOS and Android devices next month.

Dubbed Dr. Mario World, this is a game that seems to be pretty similar in concept to the original. According to Nintendo’s description of the game, “Match capsules with viruses and watch them disappear! Simply match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them. Take your time, because each puzzling stage’s configuration of viruses must be cleared using a limited number of capsules.”

Mario Kart Tour Beta Release On Phones Confirmed For Next Month

Mario Kart Tour Beta Release On Phones Confirmed For Next Month


Nintendo fans have long been waiting for Mario Kart Tour, which is basically the mobile-friendly version of Mario Kart. Not a lot of details have been revealed about this title which has already been delayed once. It was due to be released in March 2019 but Nintendo confirmed in January that the launch was being pushed back to the summer. The company has now revealed that the Mario Kart Tour beta is going to be released for smartphones next month.

Mario Kart was the next Nintendo game to get the mobile treatment after Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Its arrival on smartphones was confirmed back in January last year so it has indeed been a long wait for fans. Even at that point in time, Nintendo hadn’t revealed much about the game other than its title and the vague release timeline.

1 Month Until Emperor's Abdication

1 month until Emperor's abdication

Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate in exactly one month, bringing the current Heisei era to a close. He is expected to carry out his duties as the symbol of the state until the day of his abdication on April 30.

On Monday, the Emperor is scheduled to sign and stamp a government ordinance for changing the era name after it is approved by the Cabinet.

Former Nmb48's Suto Ririka To Retire From Showbiz At The End Of The Month

Former NMB48's Suto Ririka to retire from showbiz at the end of the month

Former NMB48's Suto Ririka has announced that she will be retiring from showbiz at the end of the month. 

Suto had been continuing her entertainment activities while aiming to become a philosopher. According to a person affiliated with her agency, she had asked to retire last spring, and since then, there had been many discussions about her future path. Finally, it was decided that she would be retiring according to her will. Although there are programs scheduled to air in February that she's already done recording for, her activities will officially end this month. 

Hayabusa2 Probe To Attempt Landing Next Month

Hayabusa2 probe to attempt landing next month

Japan's space agency says its Hayabusa2 probe will try to land on its target, the asteroid Ryugu, next month.

Officials of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said on Tuesday that they will make the attempt during the week of February 18th.

Playstation 4 Outsold The Xbox One And Switch Last Month

PlayStation 4 Outsold The Xbox One And Switch Last Month


Sony’s PlayStation has had a great run ever since it was first launched back in 2013. The console still continues to outsell its competition and this was the case in the month of October 2018 as well. The latest data from NPD Group shows that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch in terms of dollar and units sold last month.

The overall spending on gaming hardware was up 26 percent in October 2018 compared to last year. The industry firm noted significant gains in spending on both PS4 and Xbox One. Hardware spending has surged 19 percent so far this year with the PS4, Xbox One, and devices like the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition being the solid growth drivers.