Defense Ministry: 8 People Found Near Wreckage

Defense Ministry: 8 people found near wreckage

Japan's Defense Ministry says Air Self-Defense Force personnel have found 8 people near the parts of what may be the missing helicopter.

The condition of the 8 people remains unknown.

Jongdari Moving Slowly Near Southwestern Japan

Jongdari moving slowly near southwestern Japan

Tropical Storm Jongdari is lingering around Japan's southern island of Kyushu on Tuesday. Over the weekend it ripped through the main island of Honshu.

Weather officials are calling on people to watch out for further torrential rains in southern Kyushu as well as the neighboring Shikoku region.

Typhoon Jongdari Near Ogasawara Islands

Typhoon Jongdari near Ogasawara Islands

A strong typhoon is moving northward over waters east of Japan's Ogasawara Islands.

Typhoon Jongdari is expected to make landfall on western and central parts of Japan over the weekend.

Eyeglasses Switch Between Near, Distance Vision

Eyeglasses Switch Between Near, Distance Vision

Mitsui Chemicals Inc developed glasses that can switch between near and distance vision just by touching a sensor located near the hinge.

Various frames will be available for the glasses, "TouchFocus," to meet the tastes of users in their 40s and older.

Toyota Tj Cruiser Could Come To A Showroom Near You

Toyota TJ Cruiser Could Come To A Showroom Near You

Besides its already generous lineup of vehicles, Toyota could soon launch an entirely new product, based on the TJ Cruiser Concept that's displayed in Tokyo until November 5.

Said to combine the best of both worlds by mixing the style of an SUV with the practicality of a van, the study has a good chance of hitting the assembly lines if it gets positive feedback from consumers, Autocar reports.

Nissan's 2018 Frontier Pickup Goes On Sale Starting Near $19,000

Nissan's 2018 Frontier pickup goes on sale starting near $19,000

Nissan finally took the wraps off the 2018 Frontier midsize pickup, releasing photos and pricing for the truck that is now on sale at dealerships. It gets standard RearView Monitor and upgraded base-grade content, including Bluetooth phone system, a 5-inch color display audio system and Apple's Siri Eyes Free integration. An all-new Midnight Edition Frontier, with a gloss-black grille, aluminum-alloy wheels and other features, will be available later in a choice of Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White exterior colors.

Otherwise, the truck, which comes in a wide variety of King Cab and Crew Cab models and trim configurations, doesn't appear to break the mold much. Signature Nissan themes come standard, including angled strut grille, large bumpers, short front and rear overhangs, a tailgate spoiler and stamped, geometric fender flares. It also gets a tinted front window, rear privacy glass and a rear-bumper hitch ball provision. Upgrade to the SL trim and you get chrome on the front grille, outside mirrors and door handles, tubular step rails, front fog lights and a tilt and power sliding moonroof, also available on the Crew Cab SV.

Struggling Mclaren-honda F1 Partners Near 'fork In The Road'

Struggling McLaren-Honda F1 partners near 'fork in the road'WOKING, England - McLaren's partnership with Honda has not worked so far, and the team is now approaching a "fork in the road," executive director Zak Brown said on Wednesday. Speaking to Reuters in his office at the Formula One team's headquarters, Brown (pictured above) indicated clearly that a parting of the ways was a real option under consideration by management. The American said engine upgrades promised for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix were not ready, and the Japanese manufacturer could not say when they might be. And while McLaren still wanted to win championships with Honda, there were serious concerns as to whether that was achievable. "Honda's working very hard, but they seem a bit lost," said Brown, who replaced Ron Dennis at the helm late last year. "We were only told recently that we wouldn't have the upgrade coming (for Montreal) ... and we don't have a definitive timeline, which is concerning because the pain is great and we can't sit around forever. "We were eagerly awaiting this upgrade as were our drivers, and it's a big disappointment that it's not coming. It's not lack of effort, but they are struggling to get it to come together."

Rare Megamouth Shark Captured Near Tokyo

Rare megamouth shark captured near Tokyo

Japanese fishermen have found a rare megamouth shark caught alive in fishing nets in the Pacific near Tokyo.

The fishermen spotted the 5-meter shark on Monday about one kilometer off the coast of Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture.

Expect More Nissan Nismo Models In The Near Future

Expect More Nissan NISMO Models in the Near Future

Nissan is putting a bigger focus on its NISMO road car business.

The Japanese automaker has announced it has established a new unit called the NISMO Cars Business Unit, which is part of Autech Japan, Inc. Autech is a Nissan group company that makes converted vehicles and Nissan hopes with the combined talent along with Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. and other group companies, more appealing NISMO products can be developed in a shorter time.

Bus Tours Offer Tourists A Look At The Sights Near Narita Airport

Bus tours offer tourists a look at the sights near Narita Airport

NARITA, Chiba Prefecture--Rather than just being a place passengers see from high in the sky, officials of areas around Narita Airport want visitors to enjoy the view from up close.

To promote the traditional charms around the international airport such as temples and a historical townscape, regularly scheduled bus tours are now offered mainly for inbound tourists.

Aquarium To Open Near New Legoland Theme Park In Nagoya

Aquarium to open near new Legoland theme park in NagoyaFamilies are set to descend on the Kinjofuto district of this city’s Minato Ward in ever greater numbers, as a new aquarium near the new Legoland Japan is planned for a 2018 opening.
British-based visitor attraction company Merlin Entertainments Plc, which will open the Lego-themed outdoor park in April, announced it will also open Japan’s first Sea Life aquarium.

Russia Names Islands Near Northern Territories

Russia names islands near Northern TerritoriesRussia has named islands in and around a group of islands known as the Northern Territories in Japan after military and other leaders from the Soviet era.
Russia controls the islands. Japan claims them. The Japanese government maintains that the islands are an inherent part of Japan's territory. It says they were illegally occupied after World War Two.

Propilot Autonomous Nissan Leaf Coming In 'near Future,' But No Word On Longer Range

ProPilot autonomous Nissan Leaf coming in 'near future,' but no word on longer rangeLet's start with what we know for sure. At CES 2017 today, Nissan officially announced that a new Nissan Leaf will be coming, "in the near future." While most observers will take this to mean that the long-awaited 200+ mile EV will finally make an appearance, there are at least two reasons to be cautious. First, the press release confirming the new Leaf doesn't talk about an increased range at all. Second, a Nissan engineer we spoke with earlier today laid out the case for not adding all that much range to the world's best-selling EV. Instead, the focus is on autonomous tech.