Nissan Posts $6.2 Billion Annual Loss And Unveils Plan To Cut Costs

Nissan posts $6.2 billion annual loss and unveils plan to cut costs

TOKYO — Nissan outlined a new plan on Thursday to become a smaller, more cost-efficient carmaker after the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a slide in profitability that culminated in its first annual loss in 11 years.

Under a new four-year plan, the Japanese manufacturer will slash its production capacity and model range by about a fifth to help cut 300 billion yen from fixed costs. It will shut plants in Spain and Indonesia, leave the South Korean market and pull its Datsun brand from Russia as part of a strategy unveiled on Wednesday to share production globally with its partners Renault and Mitsubishi.

Miyavi Unveils Lyric Video For 'need For Speed'

MIYAVI unveils lyric video for 'Need for Speed'

MIYAVI has unveiled the lyric video for his new song "Need for Speed" via YouTube. 

"Need for Speed" was released digitally on April 8 and will be included in his new album "Holy Nights" to drop on April 22. It has an edgy sound, and the lyrics portray one's wishes of moving forward.

Ayaka Unveils Details On Her Upcoming Cover Album

Ayaka unveils details on her upcoming cover album

Ayaka has unveiled the details on her second cover album "Yu-on Club ~2nd grade~" that's scheduled to be released on May 13. 

Ayaka's first cover album was released about 7 years ago. Her upcoming album will feature a total of 10 tracks including covers of Mr.Children's "everybody goes ~Chitsujo no Nai Gendai ni Drop Kick~," back number's "Heroine," Hirai Ken's "Love Love Love," Nakajima Miyuki's "Ito," and more. 

Japan Unveils New Policy To Fight Coronavirus

Japan unveils new policy to fight coronavirus

The Japanese government has unveiled its new strategy to deal with the growing coronavirus outbreak. Major measures include telecommuting, working staggered hours, and accepting patients at general hospitals in areas of high infection.

Members of the government's task force decided on the new policy at their meeting at the prime minister's office.

Superfly Unveils Live Music Video For 'kakusei'

Superfly unveils live music video for 'Kakusei'

Superfly has unveiled the PV for her new song "Kakusei." 

"Kakusei" was written as the theme song for movie 'Promare' and will be included in her new album "0" to drop on January 15. The music video features live footage from her arena tour 'Superfly Arena Tour 2019: 0' held last year. 

Sony Unveils New A6600, A6100 Mirrorless Cameras

Sony Unveils New A6600, A6100 Mirrorless Cameras

Hot on the heels of Canon announcing their new mirrorless camera, it looks like Sony has got a couple of new mirrorless cameras as well. Now, these aren’t part of Sony’s A7 or A9 series of mirrorless cameras, so if you’re in the market for a full-frame camera, you might be disappointed.

However, if you’re looking to either get into photography or want to upgrade your existing camera, then these cameras might be for you. They come in the form of the Sony A6600, which will be Sony’s flagship camera for this lineup, and also the Sony A6100, which will be the entry-level model.

Nintendo Unveils Disney-themed Nintendo Switch Console

Nintendo Unveils Disney-Themed Nintendo Switch Console

If you’re thinking about getting your hands on the Nintendo Switch console, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently taken the wraps off what appears to be a Disney-themed Switch console, where one of the cute and defining points of the console are the tiny set of Mickey ears placed around the start button.

As expected given that this is a Disney themed console, there will be a Disney game bundled with it. In this case, it will come with the Disney Tsum Tsum Festival game and its DLC, along with the console in which the dock and the Joy-Cons have been given a Disney makeover. We should point out that this particular version of the Switch is the model that was recently announced with a larger battery, so you don’t have to worry about buying the first-gen Switch.

Komeito Unveils Campaign Promises

Komeito unveils campaign promises

Ruling coalition partner Komeito has announced its platform for the Upper House election, set to take place in late July. The party's pledges include slashing allowances paid to Diet members and raising the average national minimum wage.

Komeito Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi gave a news conference on Wednesday. He said Komeito's campaign slogan would tout the party's "ability to listen to small voices."

Square Enix Unveils Their Marvel's Avengers Game

Square Enix Unveils Their Marvel's Avengers Game

Square Enix has a history of making games with other companies, such as with Disney where several Disney characters have made an appearance in Kingdom Heart. A couple of years ago, the company announced that they would be teaming up with Marvel for a video game, a game that they would be unveiling during E3 2019.

For those who have been eagerly anticipating the game, you’ll be pleased to learn that Square Enix has since taken the wraps off their latest game in the form of Marvel’s Avengers. Hot on the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Avengers: Endgame movie, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate time for the company to launch the game.

Red Bull Unveils Its First Honda-powered F1 Car

Red Bull unveils its first Honda-powered F1 car

LONDON — Red Bull unveiled its first Honda-powered Formula One car on Wednesday with Max Verstappen driving the initial laps at Silverstone. The team published images of the RB15 online with what it said was a temporary livery for filming before testing starts in Spain on Monday. The former champions finished third overall last season, winning four races and well ahead of fourth-placed rivals Renault. Red Bull parted company with engine partners Renault at the end of 2018, switching instead to Honda, which also provides power units for sister team Toro Rosso. Verstappen, who shared the victories with Australian Daniel Ricciardo last season, has a new teammate for 2019 in Frenchman Pierre Gasly. "What I'm most looking forward to is starting the season and seeing how the whole team is operating together with Honda and how the engine is performing together with the chassis," said Verstappen ahead of the initial limited mileage filming day. "Up until Australia, you can't really set goals, it's a bit blind," added the 21-year-old, whose season starts in Melbourne on March 17. Honda ended a difficult partnership with former great McLaren at the end of 2017, with hopes of rekindling former glories ending in recriminations over a lack of performance and reliability. Toro Rosso finished ninth of 10 teams last year with the Honda engine but Red Bull has sounded optimistic about the progress made by the Japanese manufacturer.