Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has sent a vessel to China for the first time in more than seven years in a sign of improving relations between the two countries.
The destroyer Suzutsuki arrived in the port city of Qingdao in Shandong Province on Sunday ahead of an international naval review that will be held on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Navy.
The president of the International Olympic Committee has sent a message to Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee saying "wishing you all the best for your recovery." Ikee was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Thomas Bach on Wednesday tweeted from the official Olympic account, saying "Joining with all your millions of fans to send you all my best wishes. Now just concentrate on getting better."
Toyota won't be trying to contact any extraterrestrial entities with their latest trick, instead it will promote their (GT) 86 by burning enough rubber to create a shape visible from space.
For this unique challenge, they have turned to Fredric Aasbo, a Formula Drift World Champion, and his ride - the Icom Toyota Express Service 86-X, a competition version of the sports car that uses a 3.4-liter turbo'd straight-six engine, massaged to feed 1,150 horses to the wheels.