Toyota To Cut North American Output By Nearly A Third Through October

Toyota to cut North American output by nearly a third through October

TOKYO — Toyota plans to slash production in North America by nearly a third through October due to the coronavirus crisis and expects it will take some time for output to return to normal, a person familiar with the matter said.

Toyota will build about 800,000 vehicles, including its RAV4 SUV crossovers and Camry sedans, at plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico from April through to the end of October, the person told Reuters.

Farmers Sell Vegetables At Drive-through Market

Farmers sell vegetables at drive-through market

Farmers in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, have sold vegetables at a drive-through market as many stores remain closed due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Fourteen farmers gathered at a parking lot of the municipal office building in Chuo City on Sunday. Shoppers were waiting for the makeshift market to open at 10 a.m. They bought tomatoes, turnips and other vegetables.

Android Security Flaw Allows Apps To Spy On Users Through Their Camera And Microphones

Android Security Flaw Allows Apps To Spy On Users Through Their Camera And Microphones

Recently, iOS users with Facebook installed had a bit of a privacy and security scare when it was discovered that due to a bug in the app, it would launch the phone’s camera in the background while the app was being used. The issue has since been patched, but now it looks like it’s Android’s turn to suffer from a similar vulnerability.

However, in this instance it has nothing to do with Facebook, but rather it is an issue with Android in which according to security firm Checkmarx, they have discovered a security flaw that allows apps to potentially use the user’s camera and microphone to secretly make recordings without the user’s knowledge.

One Month Since Typhoon Hagibis Tore Through Japan

One month since Typhoon Hagibis tore through Japan

It's been one month since the powerful Typhoon Hagibis caused extensive damage in many parts of Japan. The storm, one of the strongest to hit the country in decades, left 91 people dead, while four remain missing.

Hagibis flooded or damaged more than 85,000 homes. Clean-up is still happening, such as this area of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture.

Imperial Couple Parades Through Central Tokyo

Imperial couple parades through central Tokyo

Japan's Emperor and Empress made a procession through the heart of Tokyo in an open-top limousine on Sunday as crowds celebrated Emperor Naruhito's enthronement.

People began gathering around the Imperial Palace in the morning so they could get a close look at the Imperial couple.

Emperor, Empress To Parade Through Tokyo Soon

Emperor, Empress to parade through Tokyo soon

The sunny streets of Tokyo are already filling up with excited crowds ahead of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement procession. The Emperor and Empress will parade through the heart of the city in an open-top limousine on Sunday afternoon.

People have been gathering around the Imperial Palace since the morning so they can get a good look at the Imperial couple.

Hagibis Blows Through Japan

Hagibis blows through Japan

Typhoon Hagibis has been downgraded to a Severe Tropical Storm, but caused widespread flooding and landslides as it blew through central and eastern Japan.

A heavy rain emergency warning remains in effect for Iwate Prefecture. Meteorological Agency officials are calling on people to be proactive in order to save lives.

Tapah Low To Cut Through Northern Japan

Tapah low to cut through northern Japan

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a low-pressure system resulting from severe tropical storm Tapah is over the Sea of Japan on Monday evening, and will cut across northern Japan while maintaining its strength.

The agency is warning of strong winds, high waves and heavy rain.

Storm Krosa Barrels Through Western Japan

Storm Krosa barrels through western Japan

Tropical storm Krosa has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead, 49 injured and one other missing . Officials have issued warnings in many areas for landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

The Meteorological Agency says the storm is moving north after bringing torrential rain to Hiroshima and Shimane prefectures.

Gion Festival Floats Parade Through Kyoto

Gion Festival floats parade through Kyoto

Ornately decorated floats paraded through Japan's ancient capital Kyoto on Wednesday at the climax of the annual Gion Festival.

The grand procession began in the morning when a child in traditional costume on the lead float used a sword to cut a sacred rope stretched across one of the city's main streets.

Extreme Rain In Kyushu Likely Through Thursday

Extreme rain in Kyushu likely through Thursday

Weather officials say extremely heavy rain will continue to batter the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan through Thursday. Some regions are already facing the risk of mudslides. The officials may issue emergency warnings if downpours continue for several hours in the same places.

They are also warning people in the region to stay on the alert for rain-triggered disasters and to evacuate ahead of time without waiting for emergency advisories to ensure their own safety.