Japan Protests North Korean Launch

Japan protests North Korean launch

The Japanese government says North Korea's latest launch of ballistic missiles violates UN Security Council resolutions and is extremely regrettable.

Japan has lodged a protest against the North and condemned its actions.

Lekima Heading North Off Okinawa's Remote Islands

Lekima heading north off Okinawa's remote islands

Violent wind from Typhoon Lekima has been battering remote islands in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa. The Meteorological Agency continues to warn of very strong winds, high waves, and storm surges.

The agency says that as of 6 a.m. on Friday, Lekima was situated 190 kilometers north of Ishigaki Island.

Tropical Storm Nari At Tokai Region, Heading North

Tropical Storm Nari at Tokai region, heading north

Torrential rains continue to pummel parts of central Japan as Tropical Storm Nari heads north through the Tokai region. Rain clouds around the storm clashing with moist air from the south are bringing localized downpours to wide areas from the Kinki to the Kanto-Koshin regions.

Weather officials warn of the possibility of landslides.

Mitsubishi Motors To Relocate North America Hq To Tennessee

Mitsubishi Motors to relocate North America HQ to Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mitsubishi Motors announced on Tuesday that it is relocating its North America headquarters from California to Tennessee, a move that will bring the Japanese automaker closer to its sister company Nissan and strengthen Tennessee's growing reputation as an epicenter of the automotive sector.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe — who made the announcement with Mitsubishi Motors North America — say the headquarters move from Cypress, California, to Franklin, Tennessee, will result in an $18.25 million investment in the region and approximately 200 jobs.

Ford And Lincoln Design Honcho Leaves To Head Nissan North America Design

Ford and Lincoln design honcho leaves to head Nissan North America design

Last Friday, David Woodhouse suddenly resigned from his dual positions as Ford's director of global strategic design and director of Lincoln design. In a post not long after leaving, he praised the efforts of his former team over the past six years he headed design at Lincoln. Among other products, that crew gave us the redesigned Navigator, the Continental concept and production sedan, and the Aviator concept and production crossover. Car Design News reports Woodhouse traded Michigan for California, taking the role of VP at Nissan Design America in San Diego. He officially assumes the position July 1, and will also serve on the Japanese automaker's Global Nissan Design Management Committee.

Woodhouse has spent more than 25 years in the design department, starting with BMW and work on the Mini and Range Rover brands, followed by a brief stint with Cadillac of Europe. For the past 20 years he's been with Ford, coming on board with the Ford's former luxury arm known as the Premier Automotive Group — Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Volvo and Lincoln.

Abe, Trump Present Unity On North Korea

Abe, Trump present unity on North Korea

The leaders of Japan and the United States are trying to present a united front on North Korea as they attempt to pressure the country to give up its nuclear and missile programs.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says President Donald Trump offered his full cooperation on an issue important to Japan -- the abductions of Japanese nationals by the North decades ago.

Abe, Trump Show Unity On North Korea

Abe, Trump show unity on North Korea

The leaders of Japan and the United States are trying to present a united front on North Korea as they try to pressure the country to give up its nuclear and missile programs.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump wrapped up talks in Tokyo and reaffirmed their commitment to the alliance between their countries.

Honda Civic Hatchback Next-gen Production May Come To North America

Honda Civic hatchback next-gen production may come to North America

Honda just announced this week that it will be closing its Civic hatchback factory in Swindon in the U.K. Besides meaning the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, the plant closure left us wondering what the future is for the Honda Civic hatchback, particularly the Type R, both of which are produced there for global markets including our own. But Honda has provided us a statement that reveals the hatchback and Type R appear to be safe, where production may be moved to, and when we may be seeing a totally new Civic.

According to Honda, the company is looking at bringing hatchback production to North America. Part of the reason for this is that the hatch is quite popular. Honda says that almost 20 percent of North American Civic sales are of the hatchback, and that's more than the company expected. And it does seem logical to bring production closer to where the cars are being sold. The Type R in particular would make sense since its engine is already build in Ohio.

One Ok Rock To Tour North America In 2019

ONE OK ROCK to tour North America in 2019

ONE OK ROCK will hold a North American tour in early 2019. 


The tour is scheduled to kick off on February 19 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They will perform a total of 25 shows in the United States and Canada with the finale on March 30 in Honolulu, Hawaii. For a portion of the tour, Texan band Waterparks and Australian band Stand Atlantic will be joining ONE OK ROCK.

Abe, Pence Reaffirm Cooperation On North Korea

Abe, Pence reaffirm cooperation on North Korea

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged greater cooperation with the United States on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Abe met US Vice President Mike Pence in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Abe said, "Today, Vice President Pence and I had an in-depth discussion on North Korea. And we have agreed on the need for complete compliance with the UN Security Council's resolutions to achieve a complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula."

Details On Perfume's Asia & North American Tour Revealed

Details on Perfume's Asia & North American tour revealed

The details on Perfume's Asia and North American tour have been revealed. 

Titled 'Perfume WORLD TOUR 4th: FUTURE POP,' the girls will perform in Taiwan and China for the Asia segment of the tour, while they will make stops in New York, Toronto, Illinois, Texas, Washington, and California for the North American segment. Check out the tour dates below!