Kawasaki To Open Japan First One-way Bicycle Lanes

Kawasaki to open Japan first one-way bicycle lanesThe municipal government here is set to strip two lanes out of a four-lane road to make space for a test of Japan's first dedicated one-way bicycle lanes.

The new 2-meter-wide lanes are scheduled to open on Nov. 14 for a two-week trial, and traverse a rail underpass that has seen some serious accidents in recent years. A July survey of the 200-meter-long section that includes the underpass counted an average of 3,500 bicycles every weekday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. -- congestion made more dangerous as cyclists, many riding against the direction of traffic, pick up speed going downhill.

Subaru Hits One Million Facebook Fans

Subaru Hits One Million Facebook FansSubaru has surpassed one million Facebook fans on its official Facebook page.

"Subaru has some of the most passionate owners and now, more than a million Subaru fans are following us on Facebook," said Dean Evans, chief marketing officer for Subaru of America. "The Subaru Facebook page is all fan engagement so we are happy to see our page serving so many Subaru enthusiasts."

Honda Cumulative Global Sales Of Hybrid Vehicles Exceeds 1 Million

Honda Cumulative Global Sales of Hybrid Vehicles Exceeds 1 MillionHonda has announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles broke the 1 million mark at the end of September 2012. This milestone was reached almost 13 years after sales began of the first generation Honda Insight in Japan in November 1999. The first generation Insight achieved fuel economy of 35km/litre* which was the world's highest fuel economy among all mass-production gasoline-powered vehicles at the time.

Hawks Take Game 1 Of Plcs 1st Stage

Hawks take Game 1 of PLCS 1st stageSeibu Lions fans were waiting for a gut-wrenching roar that never came on Saturday afternoon.

Instead, the Softbank Hawks swooped on their prey for a 2-1 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-three Pacific League Climax Series first stage playoffs, moving within either a win or a tie of booking a spot in the final stage of the PLCS against the pennant-winningNippon Ham Fighters.

Toyota On Track For One Million Hybrids In 2012

Toyota On Track For One Million Hybrids In 2012Toyota is on track to sell one million hybrid vehicles in a calendar year worldwide for the first time - a clear sign that the advanced technology has entered mainstream motoring.

A record 630,048 Toyota and Lexus petrol-electric hybrids were purchased worldwide in the six months to June 30 - more than the total of 628,989 hybrids sold during the whole of last year.