TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Friday that Osamu Masuko will step down as its chief executive on June 21 and be replaced by Takao Kato, who is president of its operations in Indonesia.
Masuko will retain his role as chairman of the board, Mitsubishi Motors said in a statement, adding that Masuko and Kato will hold a press conference on May 20 to discuss the changes.
The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda has informed his associates that he will step down, in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics. Informed sources told NHK that Takeda has already communicated his intention to retire.
Takeda has been in hot water since allegations surfaced he was involved in bribery in connection with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games. An investigating judge in France has been looking into whether to bring Takeda to trial since December last year.
Russia's Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov says the leaders of Russia and Japan have agreed to step up the pace of talks based on the 1956 Joint Declaration.
Peskov briefed reporters on the outcome of the summit talks between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Singapore on Wednesday.
The head of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application at Kyoto University has called the clinical trials using iPS cells to treat Parkinson's disease a major milestone.
Shinya Yamanaka, who won a Nobel Prize for discovering iPS cells, explained on Monday that researchers are aiming for the cost of such treatment to be covered by insurance, effectively making it more common. He called the achievement a major leap forward.
The last of EXILE's project 'EXILE FRIDAY' has been revealed. 'EXILE FRIDAY' is a project in which the group releases a new song every first Friday for six consecutive months.
The sixth and final song will be titled "STEP UP," which is a dance song featuring new jack swing that is produced by The Stereotypes. EXILE SHOKICHI and JAY'ED also took part in creating the track.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is the first step toward resolving various issues concerning the North.
Abe told reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday that he wants to express his deep respect for Trump's leadership and efforts to make the summit happen.
One of the greatest design challenges in the modern automotive industry is an infotainment system that provides loads of capabilities, but is also easy-to-use and not overly distracting. Touch screens have been leading the way as the favored option, but Acura is trying a new design that relies on a touch pad with some unique tweaks to separate it from similar systems, such as those seen in competing Lexus models. And we got to try it out in the first production application, the 2019 Acura RDX compact crossover.
The key feature of the touch pad is its one-to-one position functionality. What that means is that, if you have a grid of function buttons on the screen, tapping on, say, the upper left corner of the pad will highlight the button in the same area on the screen. And if you were to take your finger off the pad and tap in the opposite corner, that section of the screen would immediately be highlighted. You don't have to slide your finger across the pad to reach selections if you don't want to, and you don't have to slide back from the last function you highlighted. It basically does away with the need to move a cursor around like you would on a laptop with its mouse pad.