Mario Kart Tour Beta Images Have Made Their Way Online

Mario Kart Tour Beta Images Have Made Their Way Online

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Mario Kart Tour will be the next title that Nintendo will be releasing on mobile. The game is currently pegged for a release this summer and the beta of the game has already kicked off over in Japan. Thanks to users who are participating in the games beta, they have shared images and details of the game, giving us an idea of what to expect.

Do Cats Recognize Their Names?

Do cats recognize their names?

Cats are notorious for ignoring their owners, but a new study suggests they recognize the sound of their names.

A group led by Sophia University Associate Professor Atsuko Saito has reported the results of its experiment in the online version of the British journal, Scientific Reports.

Here's Why Xperia Cameras Have Never Lived Up To Their Potential

Here's why Xperia cameras have never lived up to their potential

It's a mystery that has perplexed Sony Xperia fans for many years – why does Sony, who has so much imaging prowess though their camera division, produce Xperia smartphones where the camera performance is sub-par versus the competition. Well, according to a TrustedReviews interview with Adam Marsh, Senior Manager of Global Marketing, the answer is likely one that we should have expected all along.

Keyakizaka46 Show Their Feminine Side In Pv For 'nobody'

Keyakizaka46 show their feminine side in PV for 'Nobody'

Keyakizaka46 have unveiled the PV for their new song "Nobody" via their official website. 

"Nobody" can be found in the TYPE-A version of the group's eighth single "Kuroi Hitsuji" to be released on February 27. Directed by Toshi Atsunori, the PV begins with the members dancing gracefully. They continue to show their feminine charm throughout the PV. You can check out the PV on their official website here. 

Hiragana Keyaki Change Their Name To 'hinatazaka46'

Hiragana Keyaki change their name to 'Hinatazaka46'

Hiragana Keyakizaka46 have officially changed their name to 'Hinatazaka46.' They will also release their debut single (currently untitled) on March 27. 

This announcement was made on February 11 during a special program on SHOWROOM starring Kakizaki Memi, Kato Shiho, Saito Kyoko, Sasaki Mirei, and Kosaka Nao. The group's debut single will be available in Limited Editions A~C and a Regular Edition. Besides different coupling tracks, the limited editions will come with a Blu-ray with different content. The title track has already received a tie-up with fashion rental service 'Mechakari.'

Cold-climate Creatures In Their Element In Sapporo

Cold-climate creatures in their element in Sapporo

Japan's northern island of Hokkaido is still in the grip of biting winter weather, but that's good news for some animals at a zoo in Sapporo.

The polar bears, Amur tigers, and snow leopards have been enjoying their time outdoors at the Maruyama Zoo, while giraffes and other animals from warm habitats are being kept indoors.

Arashi Talk About Their Hiatus At Press Conference

Arashi talk about their hiatus at press conference

On January 27, Arashi held a press conference regarding their hiatus.

At the beginning, leader Ohno Satoshi greeted, "We made this announcement to our fans earlier. It has been decided that Arashi will take a break after December 31, 2020." When asked by reporters, "What are the details that led to this decision?" Ohno explained with a serious face, "I asked the members to get together in the middle of June in 2017 and told them how I felt. I wanted to temporarily end my activities in Arashi. I told them that I wanted to be active independently, and after discussing it multiple times, we reached the decision to take a break." He continued, "After sharing my feelings, I met with the members individually and listened to their feelings. Then the five of us met many times to talk about it, and finally had people from the agency join in on the discussion. We explained this to the agency in February of 2018, then made the decision in June of 2018.

Nmb48 Go Back To Their Roots In Pv For 'tokonoma Seiza Musume'

NMB48 go back to their roots in PV for 'Tokonoma Seiza Musume'

The PV for NMB48's new song "Tokonoma Seiza Musume" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

"Tokonoma Seiza Musume" is the title track to the group's 20th single to drop on February 20. The PV starts with a scene that gives homage to their debut song "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shojo," and is packed with the message of "returning to one's roots." It was directed by Tada Takuya, and the dance was choreographed by CRE8BOY. 

Iz*one Show Off Their Legs In Pv For 'suki To Iwasetai'

IZ*ONE show off their legs in PV for 'Suki to Iwasetai'

IZ*ONE have revealed the PV for their Japanese debut single "Suki to Iwasetai." 

The PV was directed by Ikeda Kazuma, who has worked on Nogizaka46's PV for "Synchronicity" and Keyakizaka46's "Silent Majority." This was IZ*ONE's first time shooting a video in Japan, and it took place in Chiba in mid-December. 

Cats Find Their Purr-fect Home In Houses Made Of 'washi' Paper

Cats find their purr-fect home in houses made of 'washi' paper

GOTSU, Shimane Prefecture--Perfect for catnaps or just hanging out, houses and beds for felines, created by craftspersons of traditional Japanese "washi" paper here, are gaining in popularity among pet owners.

Makoto Sasaki, 60, and his wife, Satomi, 52, who operate the Sekishu Kachiji Banshi washi workshop, in the Sakuraecho district of Gotsu, Shimane Prefecture, developed the products.

Uverworld To Release 'touch Off' As Their Next Single

UVERworld to release 'Touch off' as their next single

UVERworld's new single "Touch off" is slated for release on February 27. 

The single will include "Touch off", which is the opening song for the TV anime 'Yakusoku no Neverland' as well as its instrumental version. Details on the coupling tracks will be revealed at a later date.

Keyakizaka46 To Release Their 8th Single

Keyakizaka46 to release their 8th single

Keyakizaka46's new single (currently untitled) will be released on February 27. 

The group's eighth single will be released in Limited Editions A ~ D and a Regular Edition. More details on the single will be revealed at a later date. 

Flumpool Resume Their Activities

flumpool resume their activities

flumpool have resumed their activities. 

flumpool had been on hiatus since December of 2017 due to vocalist Yamamura Ryuta's throat condition. On New Year's Eve, Yamamura appeared on a radio program for fan club members and said, "On the day the band formed, January 13, I want to hold a street live in our hometown of Osaka." After that, the members talked about it, and they held a surprise concert on January 13 at Tennoji Park in Osaka. 

Canon Has An 8k Capable Eos R Camera In Their Roadmap

Canon Has An 8K Capable EOS R Camera In Their Roadmap

4K video recording is something that we’re starting to see included in many smartphones and cameras, but for videographers who’d like to futureproof themselves or stay ahead of the curve, then Canon might be a brand to watch out for because the company already has plans for an 8K capable EOS R camera in their roadmap.

This is according to an interview that Imaging Resource (via Photo Rumors) did with Canon exec Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi where they discussed the future of the EOS R lineup. One part of the interview touched on the topic of video recording where it was asked how does video fit into the EOS R lineup.