Okinawa Governor Visits Ny, Opposes Base Relocation

Okinawa governor visits NY, opposes base relocation

The governor of Japan's Okinawa Prefecture delivered a speech in New York on Sunday, calling for support to block the relocation of a US military base within the prefecture.

About 140 people, including those who hail from Okinawa, attended Denny Tamaki's speech at New York University.

Abe Visits Quake-hit Hokkaido

Abe visits quake-hit Hokkaido

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Kiyota Ward in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, to view damage caused by the major earthquake that hit the northern prefecture on Thursday.

Abe on Sunday inspected severely listing houses and caved-in roads in Kiyota, where the jolt triggered what appears to be ground liquefaction. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto briefed him on recovery efforts.

Princess Mako Visits Brazil's Amazon Region

Princess Mako visits Brazil's Amazon region

Japan's Princess Mako has visited a city in Brazil's Amazon region to pay respects to the pioneering Japanese people who immigrated there.

The eldest daughter of Prince and Princess Akishino arrived in the city of Tome-Acu on Friday on an official tour of Brazil. She is the first Japanese imperial family member to visit Tome-Acu, located deep in the Amazon.

Abe Visits Okayama Pref. Hit By Record Rainfall

Abe visits Okayama Pref. hit by record rainfall

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the worst-hit areas in Okayama prefecture in the record rainfall that has battered the western region of Japan.

On his arrival at an Okayama airport, Abe observed the situations in the devastated areas in Kurashiki and Takahashi cities from a Self-Defense Force helicopter.

Senior Defense Ministry Official Visits Akita

Senior Defense Ministry official visits Akita

A senior Defense Ministry official says Akita Prefecture in northern Japan is one of the best locations for the planned deployment of a ground-based ballistic missile defense system.

The ministry plans to install 2 Aegis Ashore units to guard against possible missile attacks from North Korea. The candidate sites are the Self-Defense Force grounds in Akita City and Hagi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Jr East's Luxury Sleeper Visits To Incorporate Ainu Culture Shows

JR East's excess sleeper visits to highlight Ainu culture appears

SAPPORO- - Passengers on East Japan Railway Co's. awesome sleeper Train Suite Shiki-Shima will experience some high culture to facilitate, with standard Ainu culture presentations highlighted on the calendar proclaimed by JR East.

Travelers will be managed to conventional shows passing in transit of life of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido and far northern regions. The fervor on JR East's excess package visits for spring, summer and fall will consolidate the striking crane move and live music.

World Superbike Champion Visits Kawasaki Factory

World Superbike Champion visits Kawasaki FactoryReigning World SBK Champion, Jonathan Rea, recently visited the Kawasaki’s Akashi plant near Kobe in Japan as a VIP guest.
A tour was organised so that the 29 year old Irishman could meet, greet and thank as many Kawasaki executives, managers and staff as possible for their assistance in helping him and the Ninja ZX-10R equipped Kawasaki Racing Team achieve the top ranking in the World Superbike Championship. This is the story – in words and pictures – of his tour.

The New York Times Visits The Lexus Es 350 Manufacturing Plant In Kentucky

The New York Times Visits the Lexus ES 350 Manufacturing Plant in KentuckyLast month, a switch was flipped at a sprawling auto factory in Georgetown, Ky., and with it, Toyota started building Lexus cars in the United States for the first time.
It is something of a long-awaited homecoming for a brand that was originally conceived of as an American-focused creation: a way of attracting well-to-do American buyers with a moniker unburdened by the Toyota name’s middle-of-the-road image.

Lexus Rx F Sport Visits The Future

Lexus RX F SPORT Visits the FuturePhotographer Ste Ho teamed up with Lexus Canada for a photoshoot with the new RX 350 F SPORT, and the results are beautiful.
The location is not specified, but I’m pretty sure it’s an entrance to the new Death Star. Amazing!
Enjoy the photo gallery below :

Abe Visits Family Graves To 'report' On Progress Of Security Legislation

Abe visits family graves to 'report' on progress of security legislationPrime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects at the graves of his father and grandfather to "update" their spirits on highly unpopular national security legislation that was enacted a few days ago.
“I told them that the legal infrastructure to protect people’s lives and allow them to live in peace has been set up,” Abe told reporters after visiting Fuji Cemetery in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Sept. 22.

Original Toyota Celica Visits Jay Leno's Garage

Original Toyota Celica visits Jay Leno's garageWhile the idea of a stylish and sporty Japanese car is normal today, in the early 1970s that position hadn't quite been cemented yet. In the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, the denim-clad host hops behind the wheel of one of the vehicles responsible for changing that reputation – a 1971 Toyota Celica ST. This one is pristine too, thanks to coming from the brand's museum in Torrance, CA.