Japanese Footballer Kubo To Join Real Madrid

Japanese footballer Kubo to join Real Madrid

Japanese soccer player Takefusa Kubo has departed from Narita airport near Tokyo for Madrid, Spain, to join Real Madrid.

The 18-year-old Kubo, who became the second-youngest player to make a debut with Japan's national team, signed a contract with the Spanish soccer giant last month.

Real Madrid Signs 'japanese Messi' Kubo

Real Madrid signs 'Japanese Messi' Kubo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid has announced that it has officially signed Japanese teenage sensation Takefusa Kubo.

He'll play for its Castilla reserve team next season in the third division of the country's league.

Toyota La Coupe Prototype Is Real And Really Weird (official Update)

Toyota La Coupe Prototype Is Real And Really Weird (Official Update)

We reached out to Toyota and spoke to Senior Manager Nancy Hubbell about the La Coupe. She said that it’s an internal study from the carmaker’s Japanese division with no plans for getting it on the road. “It was just a concept study and they had to get some patents on it to show it in public,” Hubbell told Carscoops. “It was designed for Japan audiences and there's no talk of putting it into production.” (Update 4/18/2019)

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.

Real Wages Up In 2018 For 1st Time In 2 Years

Real wages up in 2018 for 1st time in 2 years

Average monthly wages in Japan adjusted for inflation rose in 2018 for the first time in two years. But critics say the results are skewed.

The release of the preliminary figures by the labor ministry on Friday follows the recent revelation that improper methods were used to conduct the survey.