Teams Arrive In Tokyo For World Cosplay Summit

Teams arrive in Tokyo for World Cosplay Summit

Japanese anime and manga fans who love to dress up as their favorite characters are gathering in Tokyo for the World Cosplay Summit.

About 80 contestants from 40 countries and territories who have won local qualifiers will take part in the 17th event that opens on Saturday. The competition is being held in the Japanese capital for the first time.

Funky Kato Teams Up With Kato Mani In Pv For 'kibou No Wooh'

Funky Kato teams up with Kato Mani in PV for 'Kibou no Wooh'

The PV for Funky Kato's new song "Kibou no Wooh" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

"Kibou no Wooh" is the title track to Kato's new single to drop on September 26. The PV was directed by Kato Mani and shot in just one take. It starts with Kato singing by himself at a hall venue. At the end, he sings in front of about 200 fans with strings and piano backing him.

Rescue Teams Search For Survivors In Hokkaido

Rescue teams search for survivors in Hokkaido

Rescuers are continuing a round-the-clock search to find survivors following a deadly earthquake in Hokkaido.
12 people died and 22 others are still missing.

The search effort is focused near the epicenter in the town of Atsuma.

Line Teams Up With Chinese Bicycle Rental Giant Mobike

Line teams up with Chinese bicycle rental giant Mobike

Japanese free messaging app giant Line Corp. said it will start a bicycle-sharing service with Beijing Mobike Technology Co., the world's largest bike rental company.

Line said Dec. 20 it would provide up to 20 percent of the capital of the Japanese subsidiary of Mobike and dispatch one of its executives to the subsidiary in early January.

Honda Teams Up With Billion-dollar Chinese Startup Sensetime

Honda Teams Up With Billion-Dollar Chinese Startup SenseTime

Honda has announced a partnership with SenseTime, a Chinese startup valued at over $1 billion with expertise in artificial intelligence.

According to Tech Crunch, SenseTime is a leader in object recognition technology and will combine its AI and deep learning skills with Honda’s AI and autonomous technologies to ensure self-driving cars operate safely in urban areas.

Yamaha Teams Impress On First Day Of Combined Suzuka 8 Hours Test

Yamaha Teams Impress on First Day of Combined Suzuka 8 Hours TestThe Yamaha Factory Racing Team, YART Official EWC Team and the GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team were all on track together for the opening day of the second official Suzuka 8 Hours Test in Japan on Tuesday, ahead of the final round of the 2016/2017 FIM Endurance World Championship on the 28th-30th July. The Yamaha Factory Racing Team of Alex Lowes, Michael van der Mark and Katsuyuki Nakasuga ended the first day of action second on the overall timesheets, despite battling jet lag, with the YART and GMT94 teams also impressing as they battle it out for the title.

Double Win For Lexus Rc F Gt3 Teams

Double Win for Lexus Rc F Gt3 TeamsLexus RC F GT3 teams have won both races in the latest round of Europe's International GT Open series at Belgium's famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Lexus has now won the first four races in the seven-round, 14-race series.

Yamaha Teams Eager To Resume Battle In Oschersleben

Yamaha Teams Eager to Resume Battle in Oschersleben

The YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team are all set for round three of the 2016/2017 FIM Endurance World Championship at Oschersleben this weekend, a track that has proven to be a happy hunting ground for them both in the past. Fresh from their 1-2 at Le Mans, where the GMT94 squad emerged victorious by less than 20 seconds after an epic 24-hour duel, both teams will be looking to produce a similar performance at the 8-hour race in Germany to close the gap in the standings to the championship leaders.

Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team’s Xavier De Soultrait Wins Merzouga Rally 2017

Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team’s Xavier de Soultrait Wins Merzouga Rally 2017

Enjoying the best possible end to his week-long adventure in the dunes of Morocco, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider Xavier de Soultrait has won the final stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally to claim an emphatic overall victory at the 2017 edition of the event. Wrapping up the rally in third overall his teammate Franco Caimi became the second of three Yamaha mounted riders to earn a spot inside the event's top five.

With the sixth and final stage of the rally involving a massive motocross-styled start and 50km of dune riding, it didn't take long for Xavier de Soultrait to take the lead. Staying fast despite navigation becoming more difficult as the stage went on, the WR450F Rally mounted rider reached the finish first to ensure a winning end to his week in Morocco.

Nissan: "rogue Trip" Teams Arrive At New York

Nissan: "Rogue Trip" teams arrive at New YorkTen teams of national media made news of their own today, crossing the finish line in New York City as competitors in the first-ever Nissan "Rogue Trip" – a unique event with a $5,000 donation going to the winning team's favorite charity. The teams, which started last Sunday from five departure cities within an 800-mile radius of Manhattan, were judged on a variety of factors not involving typical race incentives such as speed or fuel efficiency.

2017 Super Gt Season Opens This Weekend With Six Lexus Lc Gt500 Teams

2017 Super GT Season Opens this Weekend with Six Lexus LC GT500 Teams

When the 2017 Super GT season starts this weekend at the Okayama circuit in Japan, it will mark the race debut of the new Lexus LC GT500 .

The LC GT500 replaces the outgoing RC F model, and has been dominating the pre-season testing, scoring the quickest runs in every official session and taking the top five positions in four of those six sessions.

Nissan "maverick Trip" Groups Set Sights On 2017 New York International Auto Show For Foundations Of Choice

Nissan "Rogue Trip" groups set sights on 2017 New York International Auto Show for philanthropies of decisionThere are street trips. And after that there are Rogue Trips. To pay tribute to record-setting offers of the 2017 Rogue hybrid – and the up and coming introduction of the fresh out of the plastic new Rogue Sport later this spring – Nissan is sending 10 groups of national media on an extraordinary two-day "Maverick Trip to the 2017 New York International Auto Show."