Xi Ready To Make State Visit To Japan Next Spring

Xi ready to make state visit to Japan next spring

The leaders of Japan and China discussed an upcoming state visit Thursday, as the pair met in Osaka. President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Japan next year as a state guest.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "We'd like to welcome you to Japan as a state guest next year around the time cherry blossoms are in bloom and elevate Japan-china relations to a higher level."

Tokyo Prosecutors Ready To Rearrest Ghosn

Tokyo prosecutors ready to rearrest Ghosn

Tokyo prosecutors have asked former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn to accompany them voluntarily to their office. They suspect him of misappropriating company funds for personal use.

A vehicle believed to be carrying Ghosn entered the premises of the prosecutors' office around 7 a.m. on Thursday. They will question Ghosn and appear ready to rearrest him on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust.

Honda's E Prototype Is 95 Percent Production Ready

Honda's E Prototype is 95 percent production ready

Honda has just come out with new images of the E Prototype, which will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show. It looks extremely production ready, and it's likely to be one of the few concept cars that effectively show the final product as it stands. For a very close look on the e Prototype, watch this video by the "Fully Charged Show" with Jonny Smith.

I'll admit to being played by Honda: As the carmaker originally showed the Urban EV concept at Geneva and spy photos started popping up later, showing a more down-to-earth car with thicker pillars and more doors, I thought the inevitable had happened and Honda had ended up watering down the fascinating concept. But as is explained in this video, it's actually the other way around: The prototype seen here has always been the real thing, and it's been in development far longer. The Urban EV was in actuality a caricature of this, with some more show-y details added.

Suzuki Jimny Black Bison Is Real, Looks Ready To Stomp On Other Off-roaders

Suzuki Jimny Black Bison is real, looks ready to stomp on other off-roaders

The internet darling Suzuki Jimny strikes again, except this time it's considerably less cute in the Wald Black Bison getup. We drove the little SUV late last year and found it to be good, rollicking fun, but this modified version looks like the little ute's foil.

Mechanically, the Jimny Black Bison is similar to the normal Jimny. This means it has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that makes all of 99 horsepower and 95 pound-feet of torque. Yep, that probably wouldn't fly in the U.S. The G-Wagen appearance absolutely would, though. A lift and side-exit exhaust appear to be the most obvious modifications we can see from the photos. The exhaust looks like a page straight out of AMG's playbook for the G-Wagen.