Praying For Success

Praying for success

The Yomiuri ShimbunLocal residents make fukuzasa bamboo branches on Saturday ahead of the Toka Ebisu festival to pray for business prosperity that will be held at Horaisan Sankeiin temple in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture. About 5,000 fukuzasa in 10 varieties, decorated with such good luck ornaments as large coins and rice bales, will be sold for ¥1,000 to ¥30,000. The festival expects about 30,000 visitors over three days from Tuesday.

Nintendo Credits The Wii U's Failure For The Switch's Success

Nintendo Credits The Wii U's Failure For The Switch's Success

By all accounts the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a success and a win for the company. Just last month Nintendo announced that they have managed to sell a little under 8 million units of the Switch, and it seems that the company also expects that within a year, they should be able to surpass the Wii U's lifetime sales.

For those unfamiliar, the Wii U is the Switch's predecessor and we suppose you could call it a flop and despite it being on the market for only five years, it has since been discontinued, but the failure of the console was not for naught. In a report from CNN Tech, Nintendo has credited the Wii U's failure for the Switch's success, claiming that they have learnt a lot from that failure which they have since addressed with the Switch.

Toyota Australia Confident Of Brand's Future Success, "whichever Direction" Things Go

Toyota Australia confident of brand’s future success,

Those inside the local division of the world’s largest car manufacturer, Toyota, say while other brands might be focussing attention on a single future powertrain technology, they’re confident the Japanese marque’s broader approach will prove successful in the long run.

Speaking to CarAdvice at the 2017 Rally South Australia, Toyota Australia’s product public relations manager, Stephen Coughlan, said although current local infrastructure might be lagging behind that seen in other countries, long term, the brand should have enough alternatives to cover a wide array of future possibilities and outcomes.

Mazda's Australian Success Due To Consistency, Local Boss Says

Mazda's Australian success due to consistency, local boss says

Mazda Australia believes a core focus on private buyers and consistency in the Australian market are the key ingredients for its success down under, with the Australian market remaining the fourth largest for the Japanese brand globally.

Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mazda technology forum in Frankfurt this week, the recently appointed boss of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said there is no simple answer to why Mazda does so well locally, but it’s a mixture of multiple factors.

Boosting Reading Comprehension Ability Key To Ai's Future Success

Boosting reading comprehension ability key to AI's future successResearchers on an artificial intelligence (AI) system called "Torobo-kun," which is being developed with an ultimate goal of passing the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo, Japan's top university, gave up on the dream for now after studies led by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) hit a snag.

You Have No Idea How Successful Mitsubishi Really Is

You Have No Idea How Successful Mitsubishi Really IsMitsubishi isn’t a huge automaker in North America and the company’s struggles here have critics thinking that the three-diamond brand isn’t cut out for the big leagues, but the truth is far from that.
Mitsubishi Motors is actually a part of a huge company with varied interests and plenty of success. In fact, the whole Mitsubishi group is so successful, its profits make up 10 percent of Japan’s GDP! How is that possible? For starters, cars are just a small part of the picture — the group includes the Bank of Tokyo, Japan’s largest bank. There are plenty of companies in this business group, so here’s an important view at what’s behind that three-diamond logo.

Lexus Celebrates Success With Updated Is Sedan

Lexus Celebrates Success With Updated IS SedanLexus has celebrated one million global sales of its IS sports sedan by launching model upgrades in styling, safety and driving experience.
Many of the design features have been imported from the recently released Lexus RC sports coupe, effectively creating a four-door version of the highly acclaimed coupe.

Yamaha Riders Poised For Success At Isde 2016 In Spain

Yamaha Riders Poised For Success At ISDE 2016 In SpainEntering the 2016 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) with a strong line-up up of 15 World Trophy, Junior World Trophy and Women's World Trophy riders, Yamaha are looking for podium topping success come the end of the week-long event that starts tomorrow in Navarra, Spain. Among the riders to represent Yamaha at the 2016 ISDE are Miglio Yamaha Official Enduro 1 Team's Jamie McCanney, 2015 overall ISDE runner-up Daniel Milner and Australia's defending Women's World Trophy Team champions made up entirely of Yamaha riders.

Yamaha: Home Fires Fuel Guintoli's Determination For French Success

Yamaha: Home Fires Fuel Guintoli's Determination for French SuccessPata Yamaha Official WorldSBK rider Sylvain Guintoli is eagerly awaiting this weekend's return to one of his favourite tracks on the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship Calendar as round 11 heads to his home race in France and the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. Guintoli and teammate Alex Lowes both enjoy the passionate atmosphere of the Fassi French Round and are looking forward to strong showings on their YZF-R1s in the two races, come rain or shine.

Gold Athlete Rewarded With Golden Nissan Leaf For Rio Success

Gold Athlete Rewarded With Golden Nissan Leaf For Rio SuccessAs the official automotive sponsor and partner of the British Paralympic Association, Nissan will hand over the keys of a brand new Gold Leaf to Richard Whitehead.
The Paralympic 200m T42 Rio 2016 World Champion, who also happens to be one of the brand's ambassadors, is starring in a short film, called "Living with the Leaf", alongside his strength and condition coach Dave Jackson.

Lexus Is Becomes A Seven-figure Success As Global Sales Pass One Million

Lexus IS Becomes A Seven-Figure Success As Global Sales Pass One MillionLexus has a new millionaire with global sales of the IS range of sports saloons moving into seven figures at the end of July. It’s a big achievement for a car that was the first Lexus to be designed primarily for the European market, a region where its popularity remains strong today. In fact, one in five Lexus IS sold worldwide is sold in Europe.

Vernon Valley Karate Pal Benefit Tournament A Success

Vernon Valley Karate PAL benefit tournament a successThe Vernon Valley Karate Academy once again hosted this year’s annual "PAL Benefit Karate Tournament." On June 5 students from throughout the area met to demonstrate their martial arts skills.
Ranging in age between 4 and 13, participants competed in three different karate disciplines: Kata, the performance of prearranged karate techniques, Kumite, sparring between two students where points are awarded for effective and controlled punches and kicks, and Kobudo, arrangements of fighting moves using traditional Okinawan weapons.