Japan's nuclear regulators have turned down requests by power companies to extend the timeframes for installing anti-terror facilities at their nuclear power plants.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday decided to order, in principle, the suspension of operations at the plants if the deadlines for building standby control rooms are not met.
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marks his 59th birthday on Saturday. He will ascend to the throne on May 1st, one day after his father, Emperor Akihito, abdicates.
The Crown Prince held a news conference ahead of his birthday at his residence in central Tokyo. He said that he feels solemnity when thinking of the path he will soon be embarking upon, but said he will continue to improve himself with the deeds of previous Emperors in mind.
If you were to rank vehicles that do what they're told to do, the Toyota Hilux might be one of the top five greatest workhorses of all time. For 50 years, over eight generations, the Hilux has proved itself to be reliable, durable, yet modest about its achievements.
The Hilux was born in March 1968, as the replacement for two separate pickup model lines under Toyota's corporate umbrella. Beneath it was the Hino Briska, a sedan-derived delivery truck from the early 1960s, and the Hilux also replaced the older Toyota Stout model originally dating from the manufacturer's Toyopet days. Hino was bought out by Toyota right before the Hilux came to be, and from that point on it has only made trucks, including assembling Hiluxes.
As far as portable gaming consoles go, the Nintendo Switch is pretty decently sized. Sure, it isn't as portable compared to the 3DS, but if you're someone who carries a bag with them on the go, then it's not an issue. However it seems that not everyone thinks the Switch's size is perfect.
In fact YouTuber Vince of YouTube’s My Mate Vince decided that maybe the Switch's screen could be bigger, and has since cooked up a DIY mod in which he turns a 1080p TV screen into a display for the Switch, while at the same time maintaining its portable form factor. The end result is a monstrosity called the Nintendo Switch XL, which while we suppose "works", isn't really something many would want to carry around.
Honda released a video showcasing the head-to-head race between pro gamer Peter "the SLAPtrain" Jeankins and IndyCar driver Graham Rahal. Both racers used a 2018 Honda Civic Type R, but one car was real while the other existed only in the digital reality of Forza 7. The real Type R was equipped with a "mixed-reality" windshield that projected the "ghost" of the virtual Type R driven by The SLAP Train. For more coverage head over to Autoblog.com
Transcript: Pro gamer vs pro racer. Pro gamer Peter "the SLAPtrain" Jeankins goes head to head with pro IndyCar driver Graham Rahal. The 2018 Type R races a virtual Type R from Forza Motorsport 7. The real Type R is equipped with a "mixed-reality" windshield that projects the "ghost" of the virtual reality vehicle similar to a time trial race within Forza 7. Both vehicles raced on the 2.54 mile long Road Atlanta Raceway. The short race stayed neck-and-neck as both vehicles reach the finish line. See who won at Honda's YouTube page.
Shibata Technotex Co Ltd (Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture) exhibited a flat speaker woven with copper, stainless steel, etc at Semicon Japan 2017, which took place from Dec 13 to 15, 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Shibata Technotex is a fabric manufacturer founded in 1947 and developing smart textiles that interweave "conductive thread," which is made by winding copper, stainless steel, etc around polyester, as one of its new businesses. Conductive thread is entirely covered with copper, stainless steel, etc, and it can be soldered.
And so the year begins — Dino Dalle Carbonare at SpeedHunters has spotted one of the very first slammed Lexus LS F SPORT sedans at a car show in Tokyo:
Japanese tuners Lexon Exclusive fit a controller to override the stock air suspension and added 22-inch RAYS Volk Racing G25Edge forged wheels to complete the look.