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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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."