Emperor Thanks People For Support

Emperor thanks people for support

Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, bringing the three-decade-long Heisei era to a close. A ceremony to mark the occasion was held at the Imperial Palace.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke on behalf of the people of Japan.

Abe Thanks Turkey For Help In Journalist's Release

Abe thanks Turkey for help in journalist's release

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his gratitude to the Turkish government for its efforts in the recent release of a Japanese journalist from a militant group in Syria.

Freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda spent more than 3 years in captivity before he was freed last month.

Newlyweds Express Thanks, Gratitude

Newlyweds express thanks, gratitude

Princess Ayako of Japan and her husband, Kei Moriya, spoke to reporters after their wedding ceremony at Meiji Jingu shrine on Monday.

The bride and groom said "thank you" in unison after the reporters offered their congratulations.

Kono Thanks Jordan For Yasuda's Release

Kono thanks Jordan for Yasuda's release

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has expressed his gratitude to the Jordanian government for its efforts to secure the release of Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was held by militants in Syria for more than 3 years.

Kono met Saturday with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, on the sidelines of an international conference in Bahrain.

Yasuda Offers Thanks In Statement

Yasuda offers thanks in statement

The wife of freed journalist Jumpei Yasuda has read out a statement penned by him upon his return to Japan. He was released from more than 3 years of captivity in Syria by rebel forces.

Yasuda's wife Myu held a news conference at Narita Airport near Tokyo on Thursday evening after he arrived there.

This Toyota C-hr Achieves Coolness Thanks To 600 Hp And A Manual

This Toyota C-HR achieves coolness thanks to 600 hp and a manual

The Toyota C-HR is a somewhat above average crossover with nifty styling, but nobody would ever call it exciting due to its sluggish 144-horsepower four-cylinder that can't be coupled with anything but a CVT. So, for the high-performance C-HR R-Tuned you see above, built by Dan Garder Spec (DG-Spec), they ditched the stock engine and transmission for something new, and added plenty of other upgrades to make a truly exhilarating machine.

Under the hood is a powertrain that's actually on the old side. It's a 2AZ-FE engine and Toyota E-Series 5-speed manual transmission, both of which have been used in multiple Toyotas and the original Scion tC. The 2.4-liter engine isn't stock, with forged internals, a titanium and Inconel valvetrain, and a Garrett turbocharger setup producing 23 psi. The transmission isn't quite stock either, as it features an OS Giken limited-slip differential. The end result is a little 600-horsepower monster, which is as much as the Nissan Juke-R 2.0, and more horsepower than the first version of the Juke-R. Toyota also claims this powertrain will rocket the little crossover to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.