Red Bull Hopes To Take Over Honda's F1 Engine Program

Red Bull hopes to take over Honda's F1 engine program

Red Bull's preferred option would be to take over Honda's engine after the Japanese manufacturer pulls out of Formula One at the end of 2021, but the rules would have to be frozen to make it affordable, team boss Christian Horner said on Saturday.

"The more we look, there really only is one option that works," he told Sky Sports television at the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Govt. Wants More Men To Take Paternity Leave

Govt. wants more men to take paternity leave

Japan's labor and welfare ministry has started studying ways to encourage more men to take paternity leave.

A ministry survey last year showed that 7.48 percent of eligible men took paternity leave compared to 83 percent of women.

Off-road-prepped 2021 Infiniti Qx80 To Take On Rebelle Rally

Off-road-prepped 2021 Infiniti QX80 to take on Rebelle Rally

Infiniti just revealed an off-road prepped QX80 that will take on the Rebelle Rally this week. Beginning today, the Rebelle Rally is an all-female rally where racers navigate off-road terrain from Lake Tahoe to the Imperial Sand Dunes by the U.S.-Mexico border. It's 1,200 miles of rough terrain, so the luxurious QX80 needed a little help to get ready for it.

The big bruiser of an SUV was handed off to Calmini Products Inc. in California for the prep work. It got a three-inch lift, heavy-duty control arms, off-road performance shocks, high clearance front and rear bumpers and thicker skid plates. The new Off-Road Monster 18-inch wheels are wrapped with chunky Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires. We wouldn't normally say this about an Infiniti, but this QX80 looks badass.

Department Stores Ready To Take 'osechi' Orders

Department stores ready to take 'osechi' orders

Major department stores in Japan are already set to start taking orders for New Year's delicacies known as osechi.

This year, amid the coronavirus pandemic, they are planning to offer food items in individual servings, rather than arranged for sharing. This will reduce the risk of infection.

Japan's Pension Investments Take Record Loss

Japan's pension investments take record loss

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund says it posted a record loss for the January-March quarter as share prices plummeted worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic. The loss for the quarter was 17.7 trillion yen, or about 165 billion dollars.

Other quarters of the year posted profits. The overall loss for the fiscal year through March was about 77 billion dollars. It is the first time since fiscal 2015 for the pension fund to record a loss for the full year, and the second largest annual loss since the global financial crisis in 2008.

The Music Video For Go!go!vanillas' New Song 'amazing Race' Was Shot In One Take

The music video for go!go!vanillas' new song 'Amazing Race' was shot in one take

The music video for go!go!vanillas' new song "Amazing Race" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

"Amazing Race" marks the comeback of Hasegawa "Pretty" Keisuke, who was injured in December when he was struck by a large vehicle while walking in Tokyo. This video was shot in early-March at one of the live houses that the band was scheduled to perform at, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The performance scene was shot in just one take. 

Rakuten: Over 700 Hotels Can Take Patients

Rakuten: Over 700 hotels can take patients

E-commerce giant Rakuten says more than 700 hotels on its travel website can accommodate patients with mild symptoms of coronavirus.

Rakuten officials say they want to help free up space at overburdened hospitals. They say they are approaching 36,000 accommodations, and that so far, 744 say they are available. Rakuten says this would open up about 91,000 rooms.

Boj To Take Emergency Easing Measures

BOJ to take emergency easing measures

Policymakers at the Bank of Japan have announced measures to ease the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

The BOJ met on Monday, two days ahead of schedule. The central bank will increase its purchases of exchange-traded funds from the current 6 trillion yen to 12 trillion yen a year, and it will double its acquisition of real estate investment funds to 180 billion yen per year.

Abductees' Relatives Request Govt. To Take Action

Abductees' relatives request govt. to take action

Relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea have strongly urged the Japanese government to take measures to repatriate their loved ones as soon as possible.

The relatives, including Shigeo Iizuka and Akihiro Arimoto, met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Friday.

Sandaime J Soul Brothers Take On Various Professions In Pv For 'rat-tat-tat'

Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS take on various professions in PV for 'Rat-tat-tat'

Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS from EXILE TRIBE have unveiled the PV for their song "Rat-tat-tat." 

This song was originally released in digital form last September, and its "Rattattat dance" received more than 200 million views on the video sharing app TikTok. In the PV, the seven members do the "Rattattat dance" while dressed in different professions, such as a kindergarten teacher, host, and bodybuilder.

Minister Koizumi Will Take Paternity Leave

Minister Koizumi will take paternity leave

Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi will take childcare leave after the upcoming birth of his first baby.

When he assumed the post last September, Koizumi said he didn't want to leave everything up to his wife. He said he wanted to do more in the household.