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.

Books : Ryu Murakami Turns On Another Light In Tokyo’s Lurid Basement

Ryu Murakami turns on another light in Tokyo’s lurid basementThis collection of short stories arrived with a warning from the publisher: “Graphic sexual content.” Perhaps it was worried that reviewers would blush to the tips of their toes upon reading it. However, anyone who has encountered Murakami’s excruciating 1992 sadomasochistic film “Topazu” (“Tokyo Decadence”) — depicting the comings and goings of call girls and their depraved businessmen clients in suites of Tokyo’s Hotel New Otani — might fear for another yawn-inducing marathon of kinky sex.

Judo Competitor Turns Heads

Judo competitor turns headsAt 5 feet 3 inches tall and 127 pounds soaking wet, 13-year-old Nyssa eighth-grader Noelle Acosta may not look intimidating, but at a moment’s notice, she can take you down without batting an eyelash.

Prince Mikasa, Uncle Of Emperor Akihito, Turns 100

Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, turns 100Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, turned 100 years old on Wednesday.
The prince is the oldest member of the imperial family, living through the reign of three different emperors in the Taisho, Showa and Heisei eras. He is the only living royal family member to have served in the military during the Sino-Japanese war from 1937 and the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Princess Aiko Turns 14

Princess Aiko turns 14Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 14 years old on Tuesday.
With this year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the princess, who is now in the second year at Gakushuin Girls' Junior High School in Tokyo, studied the war through an exhibition, books and the media, the Imperial Household Agency said.