Typhoon Prapiroon is approaching Japan's southern region of Kyushu. Weather officials are cautioning against heavy rain and possible landslides.
The Meteorological Agency says that, as of 8 PM Japan time, the typhoon was 180 kilometers west-northwest of the island of Amami Oshima and moving at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.
A strong typhoon approaching Japan's southern Kyushu region has caused flight cancelations and raised evacuation alerts. Weather officials are warning of heavy downpours and possible landslides.
The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Prapiroon was 280 kilometers southwest of Makurazaki City, Kagoshima Prefecture, as of 11 PM on Monday.
Southern All Stars, who celebrated their 40th anniversary on June 25, have announced the release of a new best-of album, a CM tie-up with 'Mitsuya Cider,' and a tour next spring.
Twenty years have passed since the group released their best-of album "Umi no Yeah!!" on June 25, 1998. The upcoming album will include their hit singles, such as "TSUNAMI" and "Tokyo VICTORY" as well as their latest single "Tatakau Senshi (Mono) Tachi e Ai wo Komete." It will be a 2-disc set containing a total of 29 previously released songs and three brand new ones.
The theme song for movie 'Soratobu Taiya' (out on June 15) has been determined to be Southern All Stars' new song "Tatakau Monotachi e Ai wo Komete."
The movie is based on a novel by Ikeido Jun, which has sold over 1.7 million copies. It stars Nagase Tomoya (TOKIO), Dean Fujioka, Takahashi Issei, Fukada Kyoko, Kishibe Ittoku, and Sasano Takashi.
The Toyota RAV4 compact crossover is expected to get a brand-new look pretty soon, possibly as a 2019 model. This won't be a simple refresh; the next generation of the compact CUV is likely to be based on the automaker's latest TGNA platform. This modular architecture underpins the latest Toyota Camry and Prius and will serve as the base for most of Toyota's passenger cars moving forward.
Although it's difficult to see much underneath the thick black plastic camouflage, it appears the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will eschew the car-like look of the current model, replacing it with something decidedly more rugged and truck-like in appearance. We expect the RAV4 to get styling cues based on the FT-AC Concept that debuted at the 2017 LA Auto Show.
AMAMI-OSHIMA, Kagoshima Prefecture--Humpback whales were spotted off Amami-Oshima island on Jan. 18, part of their migratory pattern that has created a tourism hotspot southwest of the main Kyushu island.
Every year, humpback whales travel down from northern waters to the Amami and Okinawa islands to breed and nurture their calves.
Automotive News has detailed spy shots of the upcoming three-row Lexus RX, including some photos of the interior:
To accommodate that third row, the RX-L has a longer rear overhang and a boxier angle to the roof — this looks to be the extent of the changes, though it’s possible the new model may bring a mid-cycle refresh along with the extra room.