Japan, Us Officials Talk Ahead Of Putin-kim Summit

Japan, US officials talk ahead of Putin-Kim summit

Senior officials from Japan and the United States have agreed to closely watch moves leading to North Korea's possible denuclearization ahead of the Russia-North Korea summit.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau chief, Kenji Kanasugi, and US Special Representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun spoke by phone on Sunday.

Japan, Us To Boost Space, Cyber-security Ties

Japan, US to boost space, cyber-security ties

Japan and the US have agreed to boost cooperation in the fields of cyber-security and outer space.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan in Washington on Friday.

2020 Nissan Sylphy Gives Us A Look Of The New Sentra

2020 Nissan Sylphy gives us a look of the new Sentra

The new Nissan Sylphy has debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show. While the Sylphy name might not mean much to North American Nissan customers, it is highly likely the car will also serve as the new 2020 Nissan Sentra.

The latest iteration updates the Sylphy/Sentra to the current Nissan design language, complete with the C-pillar cut to achieve an illusion of a "floating" roof. The V-shaped, black-framed grille echoes the front end of the Leaf, for instance. Nissan says the new car's drag coefficient is 0.26, interestingly on par with the GT-R; the stance is now wider and the wheelbase longer, and it appears that the model takes a step away from the Versa's likeness towards the bigger Altima. Inside, there is a sporty-looking, driver-centric dash that is a clear improvement from the current car's cockpit, especially enhanced by the caramel-colored leatherette. The seats have a neat quilted pattern on them.

Iwaya To Ask Us Marines For Discipline

Iwaya to ask US Marines for discipline

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says he intends to ask the US military to ensure discipline and order are in place among US forces stationed in Okinawa.

Iwaya spoke to reporters on Tuesday about an apparent murder-suicide in Chatan Town earlier this month. A 32-year-old Marine is believed to have killed his 44-year-old Japanese girlfriend and then taken his own life.

Us Military Calls For Restraint In Okinawa

US military calls for restraint in Okinawa

The top US military official in Okinawa has called on forces stationed there to exercise restraint following the death of a US serviceman and a Japanese woman.

A US serviceman who belonged to US Marine Corps in Okinawa and his girlfriend were found dead at a condominium in the town of Chatan in Okinawa on Saturday. Police suspect the man killed himself after fatally stabbing her.

Senior Official Lodges Protest With Us Ambassador

Senior official lodges protest with US ambassador

A senior Japanese foreign ministry official has lodged a protest with the US ambassador to Japan following the suspected suicide of a US military serviceman who is believed to have fatally stabbed his Japanese girlfriend.

Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba called William Hagerty on Saturday. Akiba said the incident is extremely regrettable, and called for cooperation with the police investigation and thorough measures to enforce discipline and prevent a recurrence.

Kono Disagrees With Us Stand On Golan Heights

Kono disagrees with US stand on Golan Heights

Japan's foreign minister says his country does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights and has informed the US government of its position on the matter.

Taro Kono addressed the Lower House foreign affairs committee on Wednesday.

Kono: Japan Will Not Toe Us Line On Iran

Kono: Japan will not toe US line on Iran

Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan will not follow the United States in labeling Iran's elite military force a terrorist group.

US President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization.

Japan-us Phone Talks Ahead Of Us-s.korea Summit

Japan-US phone talks ahead of US-S.Korea summit

Senior officials from Japan and the United States have confirmed close coordination of policies toward North Korea's denuclearization ahead of the US-South Korea summit.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau chief Kenji Kanasugi and US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun spoke on Tuesday over the phone.

2020 Nissan Juke: New Camo Drop Gives Us Our Best Look Yet

2020 Nissan Juke: New Camo Drop Gives Us Our Best Look Yet

Nissan has dropped the car cover-like camouflage from the all-new Juke and switched to neatly-applied foil to give us the most revealing photos yet of the second-generation B-segment crossover. The 2020 Juke was spotted in southern Europe where it undergoes hot weather testing. (Updated 3/26/2019)

2020 Subaru Wrx Sti S209 Prototype First Drive Review | The Best Is Just For Us

2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 Prototype First Drive Review | The best is just for us

We're about 70 miles southwest of Tokyo on the grounds of Fuji International Speedway. Yoshihide Yano puts his hand on the camouflaged carbon fiber roof of the 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 prototype we're about to drive and smiles. "This will never make a business case," says the assistant manager of Subaru's North America Business Planning Department. "We don't want to make more than 250. The more we make, the more money we lose."

From the wince of his co-workers, Yano is clearly off the script, but his statement isn't a huge surprise. Building the STI S209 is complicated and time-consuming, with most of its extensive engine, suspension and aerodynamic modifications being installed by hand at STI's small off-site headquarters just outside Toyko. Founded in 1988, Subaru Technica International is the automaker's motorsports division and employs only 120 people. It can produce just two cars a day.