Smap Breaks Up After Nearly 30 Years As Japanese Pop Idols

SMAP breaks up after nearly 30 years as Japanese pop idolsSMAP, one of Japan's most beloved bands, put an end Saturday to their nearly 30-year career as pop idols, as a last-ditch attempt by fans to avert the breakup failed.
The previous day, thousands of fans had taken the unprecedented action of placing an eight-page advertisement in The Asahi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper, to plead with the five-man band to not break up.

30 Acuras To Celebrate 30 Years Of Acura

30 Acuras to Celebrate 30 Years of AcuraAcura is celebrating a birthday today.
It’s the big 3-0; the dirty thirty. It was three decades ago on this day that Acura came to be as a manufacturer and it has been quite a ride since. The NSX, Integra and polarizing ZDX have all cemented their legacies in the automotive world for one reason or another.

Kiritani Mirei Wants Children Before She's 30 Years Old

Kiritani Mirei wants children before she's 30 years oldOn February 16, actress Kiritani Mirei (26) attended an event for women's wrist watch brand 'Angel Heart'.
Kiritani, who says she wears wrist watches often, seemed to be satisfied with the product, which has the concept, "the needle of love starts to move."

Honda Builds 30 Millionth Automobile In North America

Honda Builds 30 Millionth Automobile in North AmericaHonda marked a major milestone today as the company's eight auto plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico reached the 30 million mark in total automobile production. Honda started auto production in North America in Marysville, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 1982. Last year, more than 97 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America.

Families Of Jal Crash Victims Commemorate 30-year Anniversary

Families of JAL crash victims commemorate 30-year anniversaryBereaved families floated lanterns on a river here on Aug. 11 to honor those who died in a Japan Airlines (JAL) jumbo jet crash 30 years ago.
Bamboo lanterns with the writing "30 years" were lit on the banks of the Kanna River at the foot of Mount Osutaka, where the plane crashed on Aug. 12, 1985, killing 520 people.

Conversion Specialist Project Thirty Four Hails Toyota Hilux Pick-up

Conversion specialist Project Thirty Four hails Toyota Hilux pick-up4×4 conversion specialists Project Thirty Four favours the Toyota Hilux and says Toyota is ‘the only brand’ it would recommend.
The Toyota Hilux has a proven reputation as one of the toughest vehicles on earth, making it an ideal candidate for UK conversion specialist Project Thirty Four to turn it into something even stronger.

Mr.children Adds 30 New Dates To Their Upcoming Tour

Mr.Children adds 30 new dates to their upcoming tourMr.Children has revealed additional dates for their upcoming live tour, ‘Mr.Children [(an imitation) blood orange] Tour‘.

This tour will coincide the release of Mr.Children’s new album, “[(an imitation) blood orange", that's slated for release on November 28th. It will kick off on December 15th at Kyocera Dome in Osaka.

Proudly Making Hondas In America For 30 Years

Proudly Making Hondas in America for 30 YearsAs we celebrate Honda's 30th year of making cars in the U.S., I am reminded of a story I was told by a Honda associate - that's what we call all our employees - at our auto plant in Alabama.

Whenever a new project began at his previous employer, he said that everyone received explicit instructions on how to do their jobs: "Here's how to build a forging line, follow this blueprint!" This associate told me he was very surprised when he received a new assignment at Honda and his instruction was simply: "Go to the Honda engine plant in Ohio and see what they have done. Then make sure this new one is better."