Lexus Is Back At Sema 2010

Lexus at SEMA 2010Lexus marks its return to the 2010 SEMA Show with another impressive selection of exciting custom build cars following its official debut at the 2007 show.

As the only luxury maker to offer five hybrid vehicles, Lexus is celebrating the launch of the all-new 2011 CT 200h.

Honda V4 Crosstourer Concept

Honda V4 Crosstourer Concept Honda has revealed the V4 Crosstourer Concept, the world’s first V4 Adventure Tourer motorcycle at EICMA 2010, an International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy.

Sharing the phenomenal V4 engine and the revolutionary Dual Clutch Transimission with the VFR1200F, the V4 Crosstourer Concept will deliver all the fun and excitement of a road sports bike; but with the comfortable upright riding position and manoeuvrability of an adventure machine.

Infiniti M37 2011

Infiniti M37 2011Redesigned for 2011Infiniti M37 sedan keeps the perfect balance between practicality and luxury , and it can function as a serious family car with its mix of comfort and space.

Infiniti M37 is an improvement over its former self with a more powerful engine that gets better gas mileage.

Hakuho Loses, Ending A Bad Year For Sumo

Hakuho loses, ending a bad year for sumoPerhaps befitting of the dismal year for the sumo world, the final bout of 2011 ended with a blemish on yokozuna Hakuho's record.

Estonian Baruto upset Hakuho on Nov. 27, giving the Mongolian a 14-1 record in the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho has already clinched his 21st title on Day 13 of the basho, but was striving to mark his first 15-0 record in 2011.

Kisenosato Stays On Course Ozeki Promotion

Kisenosato stays on course for ozeki promotionOzeki debutant Kotoshogiku put Goeido on his backside to make it two wins out of two, while Kisenosato took another step toward ozeki promotion with a convincing win at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday.

Sumo Struggles To Win Back Fans

Sumo struggles to win back fansThe sport of sumo has some way to go to win back the Japanese public’s trust and affection if the attendance at this week’s return tournament is any indication.

Back after a six-month hiatus due to a match-fixing scandal, Japan’s ancient sport is looking to restore its tarnished image but large swaths of empty seats at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament this week indicate the sport has much work to do.

Sumo Spring Tournament Canceled

Japan spring sumo tournament canceledThe crisis-torn Japan Sumo Association announced Sunday it will cancel the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament over a match-fixing scandal.

The 15-day tournament in Osaka was scheduled to begin on March 13, but the JSA reached its decision to axe the basho at an emergency board meeting as the national sport faces a public-relations nightmare.

Hanaregoma Pledges Swift Action

HanaregomaJapan Sumo Association Chairman Hanaregoma pledged on Wednesday to do his utmost in conducting an investigation into match-fixing in the national sport and promised to severely punish those involved, if the allegations are proven to be true.

Hanaregoma said he could not confirm the existence of alleged match fixing after questioning 12 people over cell phone text messages that appear to imply that bouts have been rigged.

Wakanohana I Passes Away

WakanohanaSumo's 45th Yokozuna, Wakanohana I, passed away today at the age of 82 in the Keio hospital in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward due to cancer in his kidneys.

The legendary Yokozuna's death sent shock waves through the sumo world.