Second Terminal Opens At Chubu Airport

Second terminal opens at Chubu airport

The Chubu international airport in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, has opened a new terminal for low-cost carriers.

Terminal Two began operations on Friday. The airport had been building it since last year to handle an increasing number of foreign tourists.

Fujifilm X-pro3 Might Be Announced In The Second Half Of October

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Might Be Announced In The Second Half Of October

If you’re looking for a rangefinder style camera that won’t break the bank like a Leica, then Fujifilm’s X-Pro series might be a series of cameras that you are familiar with. Now, the X-Pro2 has been out for a while now, which is why we have started to hear rumors that an X-Pro3 could be close to launching.

Rumors from earlier this year suggest that the camera could launch in 2019, and now a new report from Fuji Rumors claim that the camera might actually be launching in the second half of October. There are no specific dates mentioned yet so it’s really anyone’s guess, but if it’s true, then we only have about a month and a half before we get all the official details.

African Leaders To Meet For Second Day

African leaders to meet for second day

Dozens of African leaders are set to gather for a second day at a major development conference hosted by Japan.

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development is focused on boosting Japanese private investment on the continent, where countries such as China have been investing heavily.

Nissan Teases A Potentially Sleeker Second-generation Juke - Autoblog

Nissan teases a potentially sleeker second-generation Juke - Autoblog

Nissan is expected to keep sending the Kicks crossover our way, but the rest of the world continues to enjoy the delights of the Juke. After nine years on the market, Nissan teased the second-generation of the original funky sub-compact crossover with a QR code and a single image. To premier on September 3, the new Juke will introduce an evolved take on the current design. The split headlight arrangement carries over, the LED DRL giving up its boomerang shape for a curved single slash, the headlight beneath adopting a triangular pattern. The front fascia will wear a wider V-motion grille that descends to tie in with a chrome-look center section for the bumper and front skid plate. Chunky cladding adorns the wheel wells on the second-gen, as on today's Juke. Other automakers have followed the Juke's lead with their own tiny crossovers, so it's expected that Nissan has plenty in store to keep its own weapon sharp. The Juke's exterior design, variously called "eccentric and confident" and "completely Marmite," should retain its personality albeit with a more modern language. Spy shots reveal the trademark steeply raked windshield, sloping roof, and prominent haunches, and prototype camouflage could hide a contrasting, floating roof. The looks will enclose a more livable package, however, as the Juke moves to the CMF-B platform shared with the Renault Clio and recently revealed Renault Captur. That means a longer wheelbase, and more interior room for passengers and cargo. We'll see whether the current hauler's motorcycle-inspired interior treatment migrates, but we can expect better interior appointments and tech features aligned with the heavily digital Captur cockpit. Based on the Captur's engine choices, powertrain combinations could entertain a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gas engine, 1.3- and 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas engines with as much as 200 horsepower, and a 1.5-liter diesel turning the front wheels. A plug-in hybrid is in the rumor mix, with talk of the 1.6-liter engine combined with a 9.8-kWh battery combining to provide an all-EV range of as much as 30 kilometers (18.6 miles).

Hayabusa2 To Attempt Second Landing On Asteroid

Hayabusa2 to attempt second landing on asteroid

Japan's space agency says it will try to have the Hayabusa2 space probe make a second landing on the asteroid Ryugu next month.

Engineers at the Japan Space Exploration Agency, or JAXA, first landed Hayabusa2 on the asteroid in February.

Japan U22 Soccer Team Finishes In Second Place

Japan U22 soccer team finishes in second place

In soccer, Japan's national Under-22 squad finished in second place after being defeated by Brazil in the final of an international competition in France.

Japan advanced to the final of the Toulon Tournament for the first time after beating Mexico in penalty kick shootouts.

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Second Drive Review | Riding The Extended Range

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Second Drive Review | Riding the extended range

An electric vehicle has an appeal you can only understand once you've owned one. Sure, you might feel good about going green, analyzing every environmental consideration like our Alex Kierstein did recently. But there's a less noble, more immediately tangible reason to buy an EV — it really brings out one's inner cheapskate.

There is nothing sweeter than passing up the gas station where you used to throw away a $50 bill every week. Before purchasing a 2013 Nissan Leaf to serve my 35-mile daily commute, I had never imagined how satisfying it would be to whoosh past the pumps. Stuck in Seattle traffic, surrounded by gasoline-powered cars wastefully idling, my only energy loss was from the radio. There was political smugness: It felt kinda great to stick it to Big Oil. Don't have to stop, buy gas, fill up, change oil — don't have to do anything except remember to plug the car in at night.