Suga To Announce New Era Name, Abe To Comment

Suga to announce new era name, Abe to comment

The Japanese government plans to have its top spokesperson announce the name for the era of the nation's new emperor next Monday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is to make the announcement after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet endorses the new era name. This will be followed by comments from Abe.

Selection Of New Era Name In Final Stage

Selection of new era name in final stage

Japan's government has revealed that on March 14 it officially selected multiple experts to consider a new name for the era of the nation's next emperor. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga's announcement on Sunday suggests that the selection process is now in the final stage.

The government will decide the new era name on April 1 by holding a meeting of experts. Emperor Akihito will abdicate the throne on April 30, and Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne the following day, May 1.

Candidates For New Era Name Narrowed Down

Candidates for new era name narrowed down

NHK has learned that about a dozen names remain on the list of possibilities for the country's new era, or Gengo.

The new name will be announced on April 1st. It will take effect on May 1st when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne. Emperor Akihito will abdicate a day earlier.

Hiragana Keyaki Change Their Name To 'hinatazaka46'

Hiragana Keyaki change their name to 'Hinatazaka46'

Hiragana Keyakizaka46 have officially changed their name to 'Hinatazaka46.' They will also release their debut single (currently untitled) on March 27. 

This announcement was made on February 11 during a special program on SHOWROOM starring Kakizaki Memi, Kato Shiho, Saito Kyoko, Sasaki Mirei, and Kosaka Nao. The group's debut single will be available in Limited Editions A~C and a Regular Edition. Besides different coupling tracks, the limited editions will come with a Blu-ray with different content. The title track has already received a tie-up with fashion rental service 'Mechakari.'

Kabuki Actor Ebizo To Assume The Name Of Danjuro

Kabuki actor Ebizo to assume the name of Danjuro

Kabuki star Ichikawa Ebizo says he will assume his family's prestigious stage name of Danjuro next year.

Ebizo told reporters at the Kabukiza theater in Tokyo on Monday that he will become the 13th actor to use the name Ichikawa Danjuro, beginning with a performance in May next year.

Abe: Japan's New Era Name To Be Announced April 1

Abe: Japan's new era name to be announced April 1

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will announce the name of the country's new era on April 1st. He said the name will take effect on May 1st when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne.

Abe held a New Year's press conference on Friday after visiting Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture.

Seismic Damper Maker To Name Affected Buildings

Seismic damper maker to name affected buildings

A Japanese seismic damper maker says it will disclose on Friday some of the buildings where potentially faulty products have been installed.

Tokyo-based KYB and its subsidiary have admitted that they falsified pre-sale test results of their quake shock absorbers that were sold between March 2000 and September this year.

Android P Name Possibly Leaked By Huawei Support

Android P Name Possibly Leaked By Huawei Support


Google hasn’t confirmed as yet what the Android P name is going to be. It announced the next iteration of Android at its I/O 2018 conference in May and has since been releasing beta builds of the update. Android P is due to be released in a couple of months and we may only get to know what the Android P name is going to be. It appears that a Huawei support rep may have let the name of Google’s next major Android update slip.

It was initially reported by Bloomberg in February this year that Android P would be called Android Pistachio Ice Cream. We haven’t heard much about the topic since then and Google didn’t bring it up during the I/O 2018 announcement of Android P.

Shibasaki Kou Starts Activities With New Artist Name

Shibasaki Kou starts activities with new artist name

Under the new artist name 'MuseK,' Shibasaki Kou has released an all-English song called "Blessing" on Spotify and Apple Music. 

This is the singer's first time releasing music since her two best-of albums last year. From now on, she will release English songs as MuseK and Japanese songs as Shibasaki Kou. "Blessing" will also be released in Japanese with lyrics by Shibasaki and produced by Nozaki Ryota (Jazztronik). 

Japan Supports New Name 'us Indo-pacific Command'

Japan supports new name 'US Indo-Pacific Command'

Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera says it is a positive move by the US military to have renamed the Pacific Command the US Indo-Pacific Command.

Onodera attended a ceremony on Wednesday to mark a change of commander of the Pacific Command at the US base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Subaru Moves To Trademark The Name ... Evoltis

Subaru moves to trademark the name ... Evoltis

Subaru's advancing to the electrified frontier, and it's reportedly picking a name for its plug-in hybrid. That name is said to be "Evoltis."

While Evoltis sounds about as engaging as "Avensis" (Toyota) or "Magentis" (Kia), at least it's not as clunky as "Levorg" (an Aussie Subaru nameplate). Then again, when naming a child you should always try to picture how their name will be used in playground taunts, so we'll leave your to your imaginations on this one.

2019 Toyota Yaris Gets New Name, Grille, 3 Trim Levels

2019 Toyota Yaris gets new name, grille, 3 trim levels

Toyota is dropping the iA moniker from the Yaris for 2019, giving its dominating front grille a honeycomb insert, adding some piano black accents and chrome trim, and making its entry-level sedan available in three trim levels for the first time.

Formerly known as the Scion iA and then the Yaris iA and derived from Mazda, the 2019 Yaris will come in three grades when it goes on sale this fall: the L, LE and premium XLE. The Yaris iA previously came with a single spec with the only choice being between a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.