Whale Meat From Commercial Hunt Goes On Sale

Whale meat from commercial hunt goes on sale

The first whale meat to be caught since the resumption of commercial whaling has gone on sale in the northern Japanese port city of Kushiro.

Japan resumed commercial whaling on Monday after 31 years. A fleet of small boats set sail from Kushiro and returned with two minke whales.

Online Sale Of Tickets For 2020 Olympics To Start

Online sale of tickets for 2020 Olympics to start

Online ticket sales for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will start on Thursday.

Starting at 10 a.m., applications for ticket purchases will be accepted through a lottery at an official website set up by the organizing committee.

Super-rare Mazda Mx-5 Miata Coupe Pops Up For Sale

Super-rare Mazda MX-5 Miata coupe pops up for sale

It's somehow fascinating that one of the most interesting developments of Mazda's MX-5 Miata roadster is the one that isn't a roadster at all. Unlike the NC and ND generations with retractable power hardtops, the second-generation NB Miata got a special coupe version with a fixed roof, done in the style of the first-generation coupe concept. We're talking very limited production numbers: just 179 of these NB coupes were made, and they were all Japanese-market models, so it's not often that one comes up for sale. Except now.

Itself even more of a limited-edition car, this sportier Type S version residing in Hong Kong and advertised on Pistonheads is one of just 63 made. It's right-hand-drive, as both its Japanese market origins and Hong Kong regulations dictate, and out of the available engine variations it comes with the 1840cc unit and a six-speed manual gearbox. What's more, despite its low 30,000 miles, the 2004 fixed-roof Miata is said to be fully overhauled and restored to as-new condition. We can't imagine those coupe-specific parts such as glass and trim are easy to source, so with these extremely rare cars it's probably best to go with the best condition example you can find, if you can find one to begin with. Rust hits all old Miatas at some point. With that backdrop, the £30,000 ($38,700) asking price doesn't seem all that unreasonable. With the Miata's enormous enthusiast base, there are now aftermarket solutions that imitate the flowing lines of the rare factory coupe, but they do lack the strengthening that Mazda's specialty skunkworks shop put in these — and the body-stiffening roof adds a mere 22 pounds to the car's dainty overall weight. For some lucky Miata hobbyist, this particular red coupe might be the crown jewel of their roadster collection.

Japan Approves Sale Of Liquid Baby Formula

Japan approves sale of liquid baby formula

Japanese authorities have laid down requirements for the production and sale of liquid baby formula, opening the door to the Japanese market.

This type of formula is easy to use because it doesn't require dissolving powder in hot water. It can also be stored at room temperature. It is widely available overseas but not in Japan, which lacks relevant safety regulations.