Remember the time a year ago when the 2020 Toyota Supra was yet to be revealed but Toyota brought a racing version to the Geneva Motor Show? You can now live that moment again, as Toyota is bringing a new Supra racing version to the Geneva Motor Show.
The video and image pack Toyota has released of the new Supra GT4 concept show a neat and stylishly made racer, with different aero and livery compared to the racing car concept of a year ago; interestingly, the race car retains the Supra's dashboard screen. The concept previews the customer motorsports version of the fifth generation Supra, aimed for privateers in endurance racing. The Supra GT4 will be seen at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race this year, and in 2020, the GT500 class car will take part in the Super GT series. That particular racing version was shown in early January before the Supra's Detroit debut.
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has released video shot during a survey of what's believed to be fuel debris in its No. 2 reactor.
In the survey on Wednesday, a device for the first time made contact with the debris believed to be a mixture of molten nuclear fuel and structural parts.
Honda has announced that a prototype of the Urban EV's production version is coming to Geneva. Today, Honda released this teaser photo of the prototype's dashboard, showing a full-width display with screens for the mirror cameras on both ends.
As well as showing the dashboard and its wood trim, the image contains a car icon that shows how the exterior will look. Just as in the earlier spy shots, it's obvious the EV is now a five-door, with short rear doors crafted behind the longer front doors. Some of the original, retro-inspired concept's minimalistic cuteness has been lost in translation to a more production-viable form, and it looks like any "suicide" doors are now gone. The rear door doesn't show any place for a handle, so unless they have been dropped from the icon for looks' sake, the handles will have been fitted in the black triangle in the corner of the glass.
The PV for THE YELLOW MONKEY's new song "I don't know" has been uploaded onto YouTube.
"I don't know" is a rock tune with the theme "memory," and it was used as the theme song for TV Asahi's drama 'Keiji Zero.' It will be included in their upcoming album "9999" due out on April 17. Directed by Artem Sky, the PV portrays "instability" and a "sense of loss" that he felt in the song.
In NHK's latest opinion poll, Japanese voters' approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stood at 43 percent. That's up two percentage points from last month. The disapproval rate was 35 percent, down three points.
NHK conducted the survey over three days from last Saturday among 2,166 people. 1,206 people, or 56 percent, responded.
NHK has learned that a document shows the conditions under which Carlos Ghosn was to make payments to a Saudi businessman as compensation for dealing with the former Nissan Motor chairman's personal investment losses.
Ghosn was re-arrested last week on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust. He was initially arrested for underreporting his pay.