Motegi Wants Swift Steps On Wartime Labor Issue

Motegi wants swift steps on wartime labor issue

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi says it is important that South Korea quickly correct a breach of international law over the wartime labor issue.

Motegi was speaking to reporters after his first meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in New York on Thursday.

Fujifilm Unveils The Taylor Swift-designed Instax Square Sq6

Fujifilm Unveils The Taylor Swift-Designed Instax Square SQ6

If you’re looking for a new instant camera, chances are Fujifilm is a brand that you might have researched. The company is known for their Instax instant-print cameras and it looks like they have unveiled their latest offering which comes in the form of a Taylor Swift-designed Instax Square SQ6 (Fujifilm had previously teamed up with Michael Kors for a similar concept).

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport: Pricing And Specs

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport: Pricing and specs

The third-generation Suzuki Swift Sport has arrived in Australia, priced at $25,490 before on-road costs — $2200 cheaper than the VW Polo GTI and $3500 less than the Renault Clio RS 200.

The new Japanese pocket rocket picks up a new turbocharged engine shared in large part with the Vitara SUV. The 1.4 ‘Boosterjet' unit makes 103kW of power and a much meatier 230Nm of torque between 2500 and 3000rpm. Fuel use is 6.1L/100km.

A Fairly Swift New Year's Dish Of Simmered Chicken Wings

A fairly swift New Year's dish of simmered chicken wings

The passing of Christmas Day usually marks the end of the year's business for Masahiro Kasahara, proprietor of the Japanese cuisine restaurant Sanpi-Ryoron in Tokyo's Ebisu district. But his work in the kitchen does not stop there.

Over five days, he makes about 120 "osechi-ryori," sets of traditional Japanese New Year's dishes that keep well. He presents them to people to convey his gratitude.

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport In Australia From First Quarter

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport in Australia from first quarter

The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport has been confirmed for the Australian market, with the company’s local arm expecting its new hot hatch in the first quarter of 2018.

Sitting above the current GLX Turbo flagship, the Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre ‘Boosterjet’ turbocharged petrol engine, developing 103kW of power and 250Nm of torque – a 70Nm leap over its predecessor.

New Suzuki Swift Sport To Be Lighter And Torquier

New Suzuki Swift Sport to be lighter and torquier

The Suzuki Swift Sport has been one of the most interesting hot hatches of the last decade, well at least outside the United States. Its first iteration was released in 2005, leaving behind its crummy Geo Metro guise in favor of something more in line dynamically with the segment best. Though it may have been an underdog from day one, the Swift Sport proved itself to be both fun and reliable

The new car promises to up the ante with a stiffer structure and a footprint increased courtesy a 20 mm-longer wheelbase and a stance that's 40 mm wider and 15 mm lower. Power comes from a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder Suzuki cheekily calls the Boosterjet, ditching the old 1.6-liter naturally aspirated inline-4. The downsized, intercooled 138-horsepower turbo engine gives the Swift Sport only four more horsepower than the old unit, but there is a lot more torque available and at lower revs. Another major improvement is a weight loss of nearly 180 pounds -- definitely a big deal in a small car like this -- as the new model tips the scales at less than 2,140 lbs.

Suzuki Reveals More Of The New Swift Sport Ahead Of Frankfurt

Suzuki Reveals More Of The New Swift Sport Ahead Of Frankfurt

More photos that is, as the Japanese company is inviting potential customers from the Japanese market to express their interest ahead of the official debut of the all-new Suzuki Swift Sport at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new photos are giving us a better look at the new Japanese hot hatch, revealing details like the twin exhaust pipes that are incorporated with what looks like a rear diffuser and lots of interior features.