Evacuees From Wuhan Expected To Go Home This Week

Evacuees from Wuhan expected to go home this week

Japanese people evacuated by a government-chartered plane from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, are expected to be released from quarantine isolation this week.

The government has sent a chartered plane to Wuhan on four occasions since January 29 to bring a total of 763 people back to Japan.

Fourth Airlift From Wuhan Later This Week

Fourth airlift from Wuhan later this week

Officials of Japan's foreign ministry say the next chartered flight to bring Japanese evacuees from China's Hubei Province is likely to be sent late this week.

The government has brought back 565 Japanese so far on three chartered flights from Wuhan, which is the center of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Miyavi To Release 2 Albums This Year

MIYAVI to release 2 albums this year

It's been revealed that MIYAVI will release two albums (currently untitled) this year. 

On January 29, MIYAVI wrapped up his eighth world tour at Blue Note HAWAII in Honolulu, Hawaii. During this concert, he announced that he would be releasing his first albums after transferring to LDH JAPAN.

He commented, "I've started working on the albums with the same flow and momentum of my latest album 'NO SLEEP TILL TOKYO.' Every time I release an album, I immediately want to start working on another one right away, but as soon as I start working on it, I feel the pain of labor. I have great respect for all mothers in the world. I am working on this album concurrently with my tours, acting, and fashion, but both my production teams in Los Angeles and Tokyo are working hard to push it forward. I'm finally done with the first half, now going into the second half. There are many songs that are filled with my personal feelings. I will do my best that it will reach a lot of people." Details on one of the two albums will be revealed on February 14. 

This 1971 Datsun 240z Is The Most Expensive Sold On Bring A Trailer

This 1971 Datsun 240Z is the most expensive sold on Bring a Trailer

A little over a week ago, we told you to check out this spectacular, 21,000-mile 1971 Datsun 240Z on Bring a Trailer. Your chance has come and gone, but the good news is you probably couldn't have afforded it anyways. This gorgeous green coupe now appears to have earned the title of the most expensive example of a first-generation Z ever sold on the premium auction site, fetching a winning bid of $310,000.  When we first laid eyes on this immaculate Z car, we said it would be hard to imagine it not setting a record price. It appears we were right. With the winning bid, this Z nearly tripled the sale price of the previous record holder, a 1970 model that sold in June of 2019 for $124,240. It should come as no surprise that prices for clean, first-generation Z cars have climbed in recent years, but the good news is that aside from this and a few other particularly noteworthy and clean examples, most sale prices have been hovering around the $20,000 mark. In fact, only three have fetched six figures; even a minty 1973 race car topped out at just over $77,000 in back in late 2017. This Z cleared the $30,000 mark in just the first day of bidding.  This rare Racing Green over brown was given to the son of an Indiana Datsun dealer as a dental-school graduation present. It was alternately stored at home and the dealership, and was rarely driven. A dealer mechanic maintained the car for the owner until their passing in 2019. Thanks to this arrangement, the Z still shows fewer than 22,000 miles on its odometer, and none of it in foul weather, so the listing claimed.  This unrestored, almost mint condition Z shows its originality well. While there are some signs here and there of its age, it's in remarkable overall shape. BaT commenters nerded out over details like the original (green) distributor, original radiator cap, and original hoses. The only obviously non-original parts appear to be the wheel covers; some of the interior parts are still covered in protective shipping plastic.  If you missed out on this one, fear not. There's a very reasonable 1971 with a 5-speed swap still for sale on the auction site, along with a 1973 rocking a full-on L28 from the hotter 280Z, and those are just the two available at the time of publication. Z cars are fairly common on BaT, so more will come along soon enough.  Note: At publication time, the 240Z's winning bid was listed as $310,000; due to issues with the Bring a Trailer web site, this figure may not be accurate. We will update this story if necessary.

This Toyota 86 Features An All-electric Powertrain From The Leaf

This Toyota 86 Features An All-Electric Powertrain From The Leaf

For years, people have been calling on Toyota to launch a more powerful version of the 86 complete with a turbocharged engine. A faster 86 isn't expected to arrive until the car's next generation so German enthusiast Philip Schuster has decided to build an amped-up (pun intended…) version of the 86 for himself. It's all-electric and unlike anything Toyota itself would ever dream of doing.

Grab This 1971 Datsun 240z With 21k Miles On Bring A Trailer

Grab this 1971 Datsun 240Z with 21k miles on Bring a Trailer

This jaw-dropping 1971 Datsun 240Z has just rolled onto the proverbial block at Bring a Trailer, and it's hard to imagine that it won't end up setting a record price for a first-generation Z. First of all, we have to take a moment to appreciate the rare Racing Green over brown color combo. And the factory rocker-panel stripe. Oh, man. The story is that an Indiana Datsun dealer gave this car to his son as a dental-school graduation present. The owner drove it sparingly, and the car was kept at the dealership and later at his home. A mechanic from the dealership continued to maintain the car for the owner until the owner passed away last year. The car has traveled less than 22,000 miles, none of which — it's claimed — were in inclement weather. This 240Z is said to be unrestored, and the condition certainly lends credence to the claim. Commenters are nerding out over details like the original (green) distributor, original radiator cap, and original hoses. Note also the factory AM radio, and the plastic still covering some of the interior bits. One knock against it: The wheel covers are from a later 240Z. Somehow, that seems unlikely to dampen the bidding, which at this writing is at $30k on the car's first day. One suspects it has a long way to go.

Fujifilm X-t4 Could Be Released This Coming Spring

Fujifilm X-T4 Could Be Released This Coming Spring

Back in 2018, Fujifilm announced the X-T3 mirrorless digital camera. In 2019, we started hearing rumors that a successor to the camera could be in the works and that it might be released towards the end of 2020. However, it seems that we might be seeing the camera a lot earlier than expected.

According to a report from Fuji Rumors, the publication cites a trusted source who tells them that the X-T4 (or whatever the successor will be called) could begin shipping out to customers this coming March or in the Spring of 2020. This is considerably earlier than the previous rumor, where if we had followed Fujifilm’s release timeline, the X-T4 would most likely arrive in September at the earliest.

This Lego Nikon F3 Slr Is All Kinds Of Awesome

This LEGO Nikon F3 SLR Is All Kinds Of Awesome

Image credit – Ethan Brossard

If you grew up playing with LEGO bricks, you know how fun it can be where you can mix and match parts to create all kinds of things. We’ve seen countless ideas on the internet, and you can add this to the list in the form of a LEGO Nikon F3 SLR camera. This was created by Ethan Brossard where it has been submitted to LEGO in a bid to make it a reality.