Eyeing Foreign Guests, Japan Tourism Trade Turns To Credit Cards

Eyeing foreign guests, Japan tourism trade turns to credit cards

Local restaurants, souvenir shops and even some temples and shrines are hoping to cater to foreign guests with an international custom yet to be adopted in Japan: letting customers pay their bills with credit cards instead of cash.

As the country braces for a further tourism boom in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, major credit card companies are providing local businesses with portable devices so foreign customers can pay at the table -- a practice customary in their home countries.

Pink Lamborghini Aventador Turns Heads In Tokyo

Pink Lamborghini Aventador Turns Heads In Tokyo

We're not quite sure what to make of it, but there seems to be a proliferation of pink Aventadors lately, as we've seen quite a few of them in the past few months alone.

Now, here's another example painted in the same color: an LP720-4 50th Anniversary model, its output bridging the gap between the base LP700-4 and the LP750-4 SuperVeloce (or the revised LP740-4 S). It's also riding on a set of Forgiato's S202 wheels, with black rims and pink spokes and hubs to match the lipstick paintjob.

Honda S660 Bruno Leather Edition Turns Shifting Into A Game

Honda S660 Bruno Leather Edition Turns Shifting Into A Game

Honda certainly caught our attention when it revealed the S660 back in 2013, and put it into production in 2015. Unfortunately it has yet to offer the nimble little roadster in many markets outside of Japan, which is a shame, because it's only getting more tempting.

The latest sweetening of the proverbial plum comes in the form of the Bruno Leather Edition – which, as you can tell, comes in brown, and has leather.

Kyoto University Turns Medieval Painting Into A 'time Machine'

Kyoto university turns medieval painting into a 'time machine'

KYOTO--Tourists can stroll into medieval times with the help of a digital reproduction of a famed folding screen.

Kyoto Arts and Crafts University has installed a life-size digital reproduction of the "Ikeda version of the Rakuchu Rakugaizu (scenes in and around the capital) folding screen" in a ground-floor gallery on its Higashiyama campus, which opened in April.

Skyline Car Series Turns 60

Skyline car series turns 60

An event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the release of Nissan Motor Co.'s Skyline — the auto manufacturer's signature car — was held at Roppongi Hills in Minato Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday. All 13 models, including the current one, are on display through Monday.

The first model of the car was released on April 24, 1957, by Prince Motors Ltd., which merged with Nissan in 1966. The sports-car-based sedan series was especially attractive to young car buyers, with domestic sales topping 3 million cars.

Gamer Turns Old N64 Console Into A Dock For The Nintendo Switch

Gamer Turns Old N64 Console Into A Dock For The Nintendo Switch

So we have been hearing reports that the dock for the Nintendo Switch has truly been scratching the reassure's show as customers take it in and out. Without a doubt this is a bummer, despite the way that we assume that is the thing that screen shields are there for. Regardless in case you're after a possibly less scratchy technique for docking your solace, here's an idea for you.

In a post on Reddit, Redditor tettzan777 posted a photo in which he revamp his old N64 support to allow it to dock the Nintendo Switch. He also balanced it with the end goal that there is similarly reinforce for USB ports on the front, something that the N64 comfort obviously was not prepared to do.

Japans' Studie Turns Bmw M2 Into A Tiger-striped Track Warrior

Japans' Studie Turns BMW M2 Into A Tiger-Striped Track WarriorFrom the moment it was introduced at the end of 2015, the BMW M2 has been subjected to numerous tunes from all over the world.
This one was created by Studie Japan and was presented at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this month. It gets some flashy visual updates on the outside, including a tiger-stripped wrap combined with a matte black front endm 19-inch red BBS and large rear wing.

Toyota Corolla Turns The Tables On Hilux

Toyota Corolla Turns The Tables On HiluxToyota's Corolla has leapfrogged its stablemate HiLux to become Australia's best-selling car in 2016.
HiLux entered September at the top of the sales ladder with a narrow lead over Corolla, only to see the small-car champion reverse the pecking order by the end of the month.

Toyota Corolla Turns 50

Toyota Corolla Turns 50Toyota's Corolla will achieve a major milestone this month as the world's most popular car celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Introduced to Japan in October 1966 as the "people's car", cumulative global sales of Corolla have grown to more than 44 million.

Kodo Soloist Turns Wadaiko Dream Into Reality

Kodo soloist turns wadaiko dream into realityIn a serene forest on the island of Sado in Niigata Prefecture, members of the world-renowned Kodo group pursue their creativity at the so-called Kodo-mura, or Kodo Village.
This year, the wadaiko (Japanese drum) performing group is celebrating its 35th anniversary. One young soloist is Yuta Sumiyoshi, 24, a composer who suggests ideas for the group and discusses new projects with other members.

Human Skin Turns Into Display For Biological Information

Human Skin Turns Into Display for Biological InformationA wearable sensor that uses a human arm to display biological information has come much closer to realization.
A research group led by Takao Someya, professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, developed a flexible OLED light source as an ultra-thin sheet and succeeded in stably operating it in the atmosphere.

Physician Turns To Politics To Attract More Doctors To Local Areas

Physician turns to politics to attract more doctors to local areasTomonori Kiyoyama, 34, was once a promising, elite physician. A graduate of the prestigious University of Tokyo's medical school, he also studied in the United States. But he turned to politics five years ago and is now trying to attract more doctors to local areas in his hometown on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu.