Prince Hisahito Turns 14

Prince Hisahito turns 14

Japan's Prince Hisahito turns 14 on Sunday. He is the nephew of Emperor Naruhito and second in line to the throne after his father, Crown Prince Akishino.

Prince Hisahito became a second grader at a junior high school in Tokyo in April. While the school was closed due to the coronavirus until early June, he went to class on-line.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Turns Your Living Room Into A Race Course

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Turns Your Living Room Into A Race Course

Ever wondered what it might be like to race Mario Kart in real-life? While we don’t think it’s a good idea to actually drive a car around and fling stuff at people, Nintendo might have the solution in the next best thing – Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

This is a new game that the company has announced that was developed in partnership with Velan Studios. It basically relies on augmented reality and a physical Mario Kart toy racing car that you can setup pretty much anywhere you want, essentially turning any location, such as your living room, into a race course.

Sony Releases Tool That Turns Your Camera Into A Webcam

Sony Releases Tool That Turns Your Camera Into A Webcam

In the past few months, we’ve seen how various camera makes such as Fujifilm, Canon, and Olympus release software for computers that easily turns their cameras into webcams without the need for third-party software or capture cards. Sony was missing from that list, but not anymore.

Sony has since released the Imaging Edge Webcam software that will turn compatible Sony cameras into webcams quickly and easily. All you need to do is download the software from Sony’s website, connect it to your computers, and you’re good to go! For now, the software only supports Windows 10, and we’re not sure if there are plans to eventually support macOS as well, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the version of macOS were to arrive later.

Japan's Princess Kako Turns 25

Japan's Princess Kako turns 25

Japan's Princess Kako, the second daughter of Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino, turned 25 on Sunday.

Princess Kako graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo last spring. She took part in various activities over the past year, including ceremonies related to Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

Empress Masako Turns 56

Empress Masako turns 56

Japan's Empress Masako has expressed appreciation on her 56th birthday for the people's warmth in celebrating Emperor Naruhito's enthronement earlier this year.

The Imperial Household Agency released a written statement by the Empress on Monday.

Empress Emerita Michiko Turns 85

Empress Emerita Michiko turns 85

Empress Emerita Michiko turns 85 on Sunday.

It's her first birthday since she became Empress Emerita following the abdication of Emperor Emeritus Akihito at the end of April.

Tapah Turns To Depression, Rough Weather Remains

Tapah turns to depression, rough weather remains

Severe tropical storm Tapah, which battered Okinawa and some parts of southwestern Japan, has turned to a low pressure system. It is still bringing strong winds and heavy rain to wide areas of Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says Tapah became a depression over the Sea of Japan, off the coast of Ishikawa Prefecture at 9 a.m. on Monday.

Police: Truck Driver Struggled To Make Turns

Police: Truck driver struggled to make turns

Investigators say the driver of a truck involved in a deadly collision with a train in Yokohama struggled to make a right turn before it entered a rail crossing from a narrow road parallel to the tracks.

The truck driver died and 33 people were injured when the express train crashed into the truck near Kanagawa-shinmachi Station on the Keikyu Line on Thursday.

2020 Toyota Corolla Turns To The Dark Side With Nightshade Edition

2020 Toyota Corolla turns to the dark side with Nightshade Edition

The terminator — the line that separates night from day on Earth — has been creeping over Toyota's lineup in the form of Nightshade editions. The 4Runner, Camry, Highlander and Sienna already have their darker alter egos, and now the Corolla sedan and hatchback enter the darkness for the 2020 model year. Both Corolla Nightshade versions are based on the SE grade with the CVT and get black-out badging, grilles, mirror caps, window trim, rocker panels, door handles, spoilers, shark-fin antennas, diffuser inserts, and 18-inch wheels. The hatchback adds a black inner headlight frame in front and a black lower spoiler in back. Buyers are able to option the package on the sedan in Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, and Black Sand Pearl. On the hatchback, instead of Black Sand Pearl, the third color is Midnight Black Metallic. The Nightshade sedan lists for $22,750 before a $945 destination charge, for a total of $23,705 after destination, $700 more than the standard SE trim. The Nightshade hatch runs $23,245 after destination, which is $900 more than the hatchback SE. The five-door Corolla tweaks its equipment mix for next year, too. If the Nightshade doesn't do enough to get a buyer's Batman on, Toyota has put a black roof on the options menu. It can be ordered with four body colors, one of which overlaps with the black-out package: Blizzard Pearl, Blue Flame, Classic Silver Metallic, Oxide Bronze and Smoked Paprika. A new feature only for the SE hatchback expands cargo space by omitting the spare tire. A lower load floor frees up six more cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, taking cargo volume to just about 24 cubic feet. Compatible with the SE in either CVT or six-speed manual guise, a tire repair kit replaces the extra rubber. On the SE and XSE grades, the Sirius XM All Access trial goes from being a cost option to a standard feature, and the entire hatch lineup adds Android Auto compatibility as standard, joining the already available CarPlay.