Students from across the country are showing they can change the world, starting with their local community. Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the first round of the sixth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. Lexus will award a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships throughout this year’s program.
As Japan gears up for a general election one year and nine months after the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that triggered the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, voters in disaster-hit areas are scrutinizing candidates' campaign remarks and appearances in the hardest-hit areas.
But deciding whether or not the radical narrow-nosed racer would successfully negotiate its way around Road Atlanta at Petit Le Mans was nothing compared to the leap the pair made after the race.
The exhibition will feature original manuscripts of the "Mazinger Z" manga series--the forerunner of the "piloted robot" genre--along with other classics.
Instead, the Softbank Hawks swooped on their prey for a 2-1 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-three Pacific League Climax Series first stage playoffs, moving within either a win or a tie of booking a spot in the final stage of the PLCS against the pennant-winningNippon Ham Fighters.
Probably, there's nothing to worry about--unless you're one of the 10,000 or so local men engaged in pulling and milling around 21 huge "danjiri" wooden floats. People are pushed and shoved, and if they're not careful, crushed.
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo took pole position today for tomorrow's Grand Prix of Czech Republic with a stunning pace at the Brno circuit. The Championship leader had struggled to find form in the free practice sessions before reverting to the first ever set up used in the first 1000cc M1 test last year. The change bought immediate results, Lorenzo smashing the Brno lap record with a stunning 1'55.799 time.
Kaori Icho became the first Japanese female athlete to win three consecutive Olympic titles when she claimed the women's wrestling 63-kilogram gold at the London Games on Wednesday.
And Olympic debutante Hitomi Obara took home the gold in the women's 48-kg class.