High Hopes: Yokohama's Skywalk Set To Reopen This Year

High hopes: Yokohama's Skywalk set to reopen this year

YOKOHAMA--The Skywalk footpath beneath the Yokohama Bay Bridge will open as early as March for the first time in nine years in anticipation of increased visitors eager to watch cruise ships.

The city government intends to promote the observation deck as a sightseeing spot where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Yokohama Port and passenger vessels up close.

Nissan Imq Ev Crossover Concept Set To Debut Next Week In Geneva

Nissan IMQ EV crossover concept set to debut next week in Geneva

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show kicks off next week. Along with the usual slew of supercars and a whole array of forbidden fruit like the new Peugeot 208 and the Volkswagen T-Roc R, we'll see the usual batch of concepts. At last month's Detroit Auto Show, Nissan revealed the IMS EV, a sleek all-electric sport sedan. It was a bit odd to see an automaker reveal a sedan in the midst of crossover fever, but it seems the Japanese automaker has another card up its sleeve. Look for the Nissan IMQ crossover concept to debut next week.

We don't have any details on the new model, but the single sketch shows it will look a hell of a lot like the IMS concept. The biggest differences we can see are the longer roof and the taller ride height, but it's so hard to glean details from concept art. We'll have to wait for the full debut next week.

Japan Urges S.korea Not To Set Up Wartime Statue

Japan urges S.Korea not to set up wartime statue

Japan is urging South Korea to take appropriate steps to prevent a symbolic statue from being set up outside the Japanese Consulate General in Busan.

The statue represents Koreans who a South Korean labor union group says were forced to work in Japan during World War Two.

Hyde's Pv For 'zipang' Set At Toji Temple In Kyoto

HYDE's PV for 'ZIPANG' set at Toji Temple in Kyoto

The PV for HYDE's new song "ZIPANG" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

This is the title track to HYDE's latest single released on February 6. It's a ballad song in which YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) participates on piano. The PV was shot at Kyoto's Toji Temple, which is registered as a World Heritage Site. The Limited Edition B DVD will contain this PV as well as a documentary footage.

Abe Set On Constitutional Reform In Coming Year

Abe set on constitutional reform in coming year

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his resolve to seek constitution amendments in the coming year.

Abe spoke on Saturday at a New Year party organized by his supporters in his electoral home district of the city of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Officials Set Up Hp For Snow Information

Officials set up HP for snow information

Japan's current severe weather conditions have led the government to provide English-language guidance.

The URL for the Japan National Tourism Organization website is www.japan.travel/en/ . Users should scroll down to the link "Snow forecast in Japan."

Martial Arts/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez Set For Japan Debuts

MARTIAL ARTS/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez set for Japan debuts

LOS ANGELES--Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts at the mixed martial arts promotion's first show in Japan on March 31.

One Championship on Wednesday revealed several bout matchups to The Associated Press for its landmark event in Tokyo.

Plan Set For Imperial Succession Ritual Buildings

Plan set for Imperial succession ritual buildings

A committee at Japan's Imperial Household Agency has decided on a plan to scale down buildings where one of the rituals related to the Imperial succession will be held next year.

The committee on Wednesday discussed buildings for the main ceremony of the Daijosai ritual. It will be held at the Imperial Palace in November following the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito in May.

Makihara Noriyuki To Set Out On A Nationwide Tour Next Spring

Makihara Noriyuki to set out on a nationwide tour next spring

Makihara Noriyuki will set out on a nationwide tour next spring. 

The tour will held to coincide the release of the singer's new album (currently untitled). It will kick off on March 2 at Kawaguchi Sogo Bunka Center Lilia in Saitama with the finale on July 28 at NHK Hall in Tokyo for a total of 42 shows. 

Lawmakers Set To Debate Foreign Workers Bill

Lawmakers set to debate foreign workers bill

Japan's ruling and opposition lawmakers are set for a fierce debate in the Diet session starting this week over a bill aimed at allowing more foreign workers into the country.

The legislation would herald a major shift from Japan's present policy on foreign workers.

Imaizumi Yui's Graduation Date From Keyakizaka46 Set

Imaizumi Yui's graduation date from Keyakizaka46 set

It's been announced that Imaizumi Yui will graduate from Keyakizaka46 after her solo handshake event on November 4 at Kyoto Pulse Plaza. 

Imaizumi announced her graduation from Keyakizaka46 back in August. On October 3, she released her first solo photo book 'Dare mo Shiranai Watashi,' and in an interview for the book, she commented on her graduation, "When I thought hard about my future, I honestly didn't know what I could do by graduating this year when I turn 20 years old, but made the decision as I wanted to challenge myself to new things.