Ex-residents Return From Russian-held Islands

Ex-residents return from Russian-held islands

Former Japanese residents of four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan have returned to Hokkaido after visiting their ancestors' graves on the islands.

The flights are part of an agreement reached at a Japan-Russia summit in April 2017 to help ease the travel burden for the elderly visitors.

Most Transport Services Return To Normal Operation

Most transport services return to normal operation

Public transportation services are mostly back to normal following Tuesday's quake, but services are suspended on some local railway lines.

East Japan Railway Company says the Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train lines are operating normally on Wednesday.

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Could Return As A Mazda2 Clone

2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback could return as a Mazda2 clone

Less than a week ago we got the news that Toyota killed the 2019 Yaris Liftback in the U.S., instead choosing to sell the remaining inventory from 2018. There should be plenty of stock left, too: Car and Driver reports that Toyota sold 1,940 of the tiny hatches last year. The automaker said it would have an announcement about the Yaris at this year's New York Auto Show in April, telling Automobile, "We're working on something new for MY2020." C/D thinks it already knows what's coming, writing, "We assume ... that the new Yaris hatchback ... will be a rebadged Mazda2, like the current Yaris sedan that Mazda builds for Toyota in Mexico."

Toyota and Mazda formed a development- and technology-sharing partnership in 2015. As part of the collaboration, we got the Scion iA in 2016, based on the Mazda2 sedan. That four-door became the Toyota Yaris iA when the Scion brand got put in the ground, and then became just the Yaris for 2019. In spite of Americans' well-publicized aversion to sedans, the trunked Yaris sold 25,269 units last year. Meanwhile, the Yaris hatch, built at a Toyota factory in France, has carried on basically untouched since 2013 — with a four-speed automatic, even — helping to explain its slow take-rate.

'ossan's Love' To Return With A Second Season This Year

'Ossan's Love' to return with a second season this year

TV Asahi has revealed that they have officially started working on a second season for popular drama 'Ossan's Love' to air this year. 

'Ossan's Love' aired in spring of last year as TV Asahi's Saturday night drama. It topped Twitter's trending words ranking worldwide and was nominated for the '2018 U-Can Shingo Ryukogo Taisho.' 

Former Residents Express Hope For Islands' Return

Former residents express hope for islands' return

Former Japanese residents of four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan have expressed their hope for the return of the islands.

They spoke to NHK ahead of the summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday evening.

Four Men Found In Shimane To Return To N.korea

Four men found in Shimane to return to N.Korea

Police in Shimane Prefecture, western Japan, on Sunday transferred to immigration officials four men found in a wooden boat that drifted ashore. The men are expected to go through procedures to return to North Korea.

The boat was spotted on January 8th on the shore of the town of Okinoshima on an island in the Sea of Japan. Police took into protective custody the four crewmembers who appear to be in their teens through 30s.

New Hot Hatch Tipped To Pave Subaru's Wrc Return

New Hot Hatch Tipped To Pave Subaru's WRC ReturnIt’s pretty remarkable, when you think about it, how Subaru has held on to its rally-conquering image ten years after having withdrawn from the WRC, and over twenty years since it last won the title. But the latest rumors coming from Japan suggest that it’s preparing to return, and develop a new road-going hot hatch to pave the way.

Un Envoy: Halt Children's Return To Fukushima

UN envoy: Halt children's return to Fukushima

A UN envoy has urged Japan to halt the return of children and young women to nuclear accident-hit Fukushima, calling the government's radiation exposure limit too lax. But the Japanese side is refuting the advice.

Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak on Thursday was speaking to a committee of the UN General Assembly.

Abductee's Mother Appeals For Daughter's Return

Abductee's mother appeals for daughter's return

The mother of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea 41 years ago has made a fresh appeal for her daughter's return.

On Friday, Sakie Yokota attended a photo exhibition held by the family's supporters in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on her daughter's 54th birthday.

Families Appeal For Abductees' Return

Families appeal for abductees' return

The families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea have urged the Japanese government to make the utmost efforts to bring their loved ones home.

A group of the families held a rally in Tokyo on Sunday.

Scorching Temperatures Return To Eastern Japan

Scorching temperatures return to eastern Japan

Tropical storm Jongdari is bringing extreme heat to areas along the Sea of Japan.

The daytime high on Sunday reached 39.5 degrees Celsius in Sanjo and Joetsu in Niigata Prefecture. These are the highest temperatures for the 2 cities since record-taking began in 1978.