Honda Minivan Driver Runs Red Light, Instantly Regrets Decision

Honda Minivan Driver Runs Red Light, Instantly Regrets Decision

When a driver runs a red light, it’s usually because they’re in a hurry or oblivious as to what they’re doing. In this particular case, the person driving the white Honda Odyssey was stationary prior to the crash, and for some reason entered the intersection before the light turned green.

Empress Attends Red Cross Event As First Solo Duty

Empress attends Red Cross event as first solo duty

Empress Masako has attended an annual meeting of the Japanese Red Cross Society in her capacity as its Honorary President.

It was her first solo official engagement since her husband ascended the throne on May 1.

Former Red Sox Pitcher Uehara Retires

Former Red Sox pitcher Uehara retires

Koji Uehara, the oldest pitcher in Japanese pro baseball and a former Major Leaguer, says he has retired from the sport.

The 44-year old made the announcement at a news conference at a hotel in Tokyo on Monday.

Red Bull Unveils Its First Honda-powered F1 Car

Red Bull unveils its first Honda-powered F1 car

LONDON — Red Bull unveiled its first Honda-powered Formula One car on Wednesday with Max Verstappen driving the initial laps at Silverstone. The team published images of the RB15 online with what it said was a temporary livery for filming before testing starts in Spain on Monday. The former champions finished third overall last season, winning four races and well ahead of fourth-placed rivals Renault. Red Bull parted company with engine partners Renault at the end of 2018, switching instead to Honda, which also provides power units for sister team Toro Rosso. Verstappen, who shared the victories with Australian Daniel Ricciardo last season, has a new teammate for 2019 in Frenchman Pierre Gasly. "What I'm most looking forward to is starting the season and seeing how the whole team is operating together with Honda and how the engine is performing together with the chassis," said Verstappen ahead of the initial limited mileage filming day. "Up until Australia, you can't really set goals, it's a bit blind," added the 21-year-old, whose season starts in Melbourne on March 17. Honda ended a difficult partnership with former great McLaren at the end of 2017, with hopes of rekindling former glories ending in recriminations over a lack of performance and reliability. Toro Rosso finished ninth of 10 teams last year with the Honda engine but Red Bull has sounded optimistic about the progress made by the Japanese manufacturer.

Tokyo Tower Lighted Red For Lunar New Year

Tokyo Tower lighted red for Lunar New Year

Tokyo Tower, an iconic landmark in the capital, has been illuminated in red as part of the efforts to welcome Chinese visitors to Japan during the Lunar New Year holiday.

An event to light up Tokyo Tower on the Lunar New Year's eve on Monday was organized by groups of Chinese residents and others in Japan. The red color is considered auspicious in China.