Japan Pm Prepares To Shift Some Key Ministers

Japan PM prepares to shift some key ministers

Japan's prime minister is set to reshuffle his cabinet and executives of his Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday. Sources say Shinzo Abe will retain some key members of both lineups, while bringing in a number of fresh faces.

Abe will reshuffle the party leadership Wednesday morning and his cabinet in the afternoon.

Honda Recalls Over 50,000 Odysseys Because The Transmission May Unexpectedly Shift To Park

Honda recalls over 50,000 Odysseys because the transmission may unexpectedly shift to Park

Certain 2018 and 2019 Honda Odyssey minivans are being recalled for a transmission that could unexpectedly shift to park while driving. If that sounds like an unpleasant experience, then we're right there with you.

Honda uses its nine-speed automatic in the redesigned Odyssey, which is the only generation being recalled. According to the recall, loose battery terminal connections or a degraded battery may cause the transmission control unit to unexpectedly reboot. When the unit reboots, Honda says it may automatically shift the transmission to the park position. If the vehicle happens to be in motion at that time, this action could damage the parking rod.

Honda Slowing Production Of Accords As Buyers Continue Shift To Suvs

Honda slowing production of Accords as buyers continue shift to SUVs

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Honda is slowing production of Accord sedans as car buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker says it will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant. The shift is expected to resume production in several years. Honda says the line being shut down produces about 55,000 vehicles a year, most of which are Accords. A company spokeswoman says that there will be no layoffs, but that Honda will offer voluntary buyouts to some employees. Honda says the reduction also will affect production at its engine and transmission plants in Ohio. Sales of the Accord this year are up 4.6% through March but fell nearly 10% last year. The Accord is a perennial favorite of consumers and automotive journalists alike, and the new generation that debuted in the 2018 model year has drawn particular acclaim. Trucks and SUVs have made up 70% of U.S. new vehicle sales this year.

Osaka Fugitive Knew Guards' Shift Schedule

Osaka fugitive knew guards' shift schedule

A suspect who has been on the run for more than 2 weeks in Osaka Prefecture is found to have kept a memo of which police officers were on guard duty and when.

30-year-old Junya Hida escaped from Tondabayashi police station on August 12th. He had been charged for theft and assault, and was served a fresh arrest warrant for attempted sexual assault.

Canon To Shift More Focus To Mirrorless Cameras

Canon To Shift More Focus To Mirrorless Cameras

Without a doubt Canon is one of the biggest names (alongside Nikon) when it comes to DSLRs and professional photography equipment. Take a look at any sporting event and you will find photographers equipped with either a Canon or Nikon DSLR. However that's just one segment of the market.

As some of you might know, mirrorless cameras are becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst consumers who don't want to lug around a big and heavy DSLR. Now according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, Canon is apparently finally going to start to shift more of their focus onto the mirrorless camera market.

Canon Launches A Trio Of Tilt-shift Lenses: 50mm, 90mm And 135mm

Canon launches a trio of tilt-shift lenses: 50mm, 90mm and 135mm

In addition to a new portrait prime, Canon has introduced three new tilt-shift lenses: the TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm F2.8L Macro and 135mm F4L Macro. Each lens is capable of 1:2 magnification so may not be considered 'true macro,' though the 50mm can go to 1:1 via an optional close-up ring.

Canon says that all three offer improved image quality compared to previous TS-E lenses, with enhancements such as molded aspherical glass and UD lenses. SubWaveLength Structure Coating (SWC) is used in the TS-E 50mm F2.8L and 135mm F4L to reduce ghosting and flare, and a new anti-reflective Air-Sphere Coating (ASC) is used in the TS-E 50mm F2.8L and TS-E 90mm F2.8L. Each lens comes with usability improvements including a larger tilt range, shift-and-lock knobs and a mechanism to lock the lens at its zero-tilt position.

Canon Launches Realis Wux500st, Wux500st D Pro Av Lcos Short Throw Projectors

Canon launches REALiS WUX500ST and WUX500ST D Pro AV LCOS Short Throw Projectors with Outstanding Optical Lens ShiftAppealing to a wide range of markets and applications including higher education, museums and galleries, corporate, simulation and training, digital signage, and medical education and training, Canon today announced two new LCOS Projector models to its REALiS lineup – the REALiS WUX500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector and the REALiS WUX500ST D Pro AV LCOS Projector. These short throw projectors feature a 0.56:1 throw ratio which helps enable 100-inch diagonal projection from less than 4 feet away from the projection surface, which offers an alternative option to the brightness loss experienced with lenses used on some long throw projectors.

Sony's Kaz Hirai Says No Plans To Quit Smartphones; Looks To The "next Paradigm Shift Of Communication"

Sony's Kaz Hirai says no plans to quit smartphones; looks to the

Sony’s CEO and President Kazuo Hirai recently spoke to AFR revealing some interesting points about the company’s positioning in smartphones. Kaz Hirai confirmed that it expected to remain in the smartphone business going forward, as well as being commercially viable. Hirai’s says that Sony needs to stay in the smartphone game, to ensure it can be involved in the next “paradigm shift of communication”.

Nikon Announces Ultra-wide Pc Nikkor 19mm F/4e Ed Tilt-shift Lens

Nikon announces ultra-wide PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lensNikon today announced the release of the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED, an ultra-wide-angle PC lens compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. The shortest among PC NIKKOR series lenses– 19 mm focal length in FX/35mm format, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED provides an angle of view equivalent to that generally used when shooting architecture and interiors with large- and medium-format cameras. The PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED with its high maneuverability will be appreciated bymany professional photographers of architecture and interiors, in particular.