Honda Civic Type R Vs. Type R: When Real Races Virtual, Who Wins?

Honda Civic Type R vs. Type R: When real races virtual, who wins?

This one's for the armchair Alonsos. How close is a real, metal 2018 Civic Type R compared to its digital representation in Forza Motorsport 7? How closely does a virtual Road Atlanta match the actual racetrack? Can a skilled driver beat another, while one of them drives a real car and the other plays a videogame?

In R vs R, Honda has pitched IndyCar driver Graham Rahal against pro gamer Peter "the SLAPtrain" Jeakins. In this very entertaining short video, both drive the Civic Type R that's closest to their profession, and the lap times come close. Very close. But you'll have to watch the above clip to see just how well the drivers are matched.

Tashirojima, Japan Is Home To Some 200 Cats Who Live Alongside Human Residents

Tashirojima, Japan is home to some 200 cats who live alongside human residents

ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi -- Here kitty, kitty! Visitors to Tashirojima Island here will have no trouble finding the fluffy winter coats of the feline inhabitants.

Often called "cat island," Tashirojima, whose perimeter is 11 kilometers, is home to some 200 cats who live alongside human residents, and are no stranger to tourists from both inside and outside of Japan. On a day in mid-December last year, this cat-loving reporter made a visit to the island and its furry citizens.

Seizo Fukumoto, The Man Who Dies For A Living

Seizo Fukumoto, the man who dies for a livingSeizo Fukumoto has supported the production of samurai period dramas at Toei Co.'s studio in Kyoto for more than half a century. He is a kirare-yaku — an actor who specializes in being slashed at the hands of heroes. Dubbed "the man slashed 50,000 times," Fukumoto, now 74, still appears in films to this day.

Fukumoto was a movie extra when he was young, playing bit parts such as passersby and litter carriers, while also doing stunts.

Creative And Inspiring 'trophy City' Campaign Showcases 10th-generation Honda Accord

Creative and Inspiring 'Trophy City' Campaign Showcases 10th-Generation Honda Accord and All Who Refuse to Rest on Their Laurels

As America's best-selling car for over 41 years, the Honda Accord has earned its share of trophies. Now, the all-new from the ground up 10th-generation 2018 all-new Accord makes its debut in a creative marketing campaign, "Trophy City," highlighting Honda's mission to push beyond past success in pursuit of even greater achievements.

In the imaginative "Trophy City," metal trophy figures representing human accomplishments in sports, academics, music, science and other endeavors come to life to recognize and encourage those who push the limits and refuse to rest on their laurels.

Who Is Having Issues With Xperia Z5 Android 7.1.1 Update?

Who is having issues with Xperia Z5 Android 7.1.1 update?


We have been receiving a number of reports from owners of the Xperia Z5 range (including the Xperia Z3+ and Z4 Tablet), complaining about the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware update (32.4.A.0.160). Users are reporting about sluggish performance with the new update, including high temperatures, crashes and reboots.

Honda Engineers Are Who Makes A Honda

Honda Engineers Are Who Makes a HondaTwo engineers leading Honda’s Walking Assist program in the United States are the subject of the newest profile in the What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series. The latest in the series highlights the inspiring relationship between Honda R&D associates Hideaki Takahashi and Kenton Williams as they collaborate to advance this Honda Robotics technology.

Who Needs A Window View? Niigata Shinkansen To Feature Art Galleries

Who needs a window view? Niigata Shinkansen to feature art galleriesInstead of simply taking bullet train passengers to art galleries, East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) will bring artwork to the travelers.
The company’s new Genbi Shinkansen (contemporary art Shinkansen), scheduled to start services next spring in Niigata Prefecture, will have five of its six carriages used as art exhibition spaces.

No Mountain Is 'treacherous' For Climbers Who Practice Safety First

No mountain is 'treacherous' for climbers who practice safety first“Zundoko bushi,” a genre of popular Japanese songs, comes in a broad range of themes. I remember one song titled “Tanigawa Kouta” (Tanigawa ballad), in which a young woman tearfully pleads with her romantic interest not to go rock climbing on Mount Tanigawadake on the border of Gunma and Niigata prefectures. A frequent site of fatal climbing accidents, Tanigawadake was feared as “ma no yama” (treacherous mountain).

Who Needs Cake At A Big, Fat Tuna Wedding?

Who needs cake at a big, fat tuna wedding?A cake-cutting ceremony at a wedding could become a thing of the past.
Guests at a wedding reception held in a hotel in Osaka in March got a surprise when two men clad in festive "happi" coats entered the room carrying a 40-kilogram tuna after the toast.

Yoshino, Ex-diplomat Who Testified In Court About Secret Pact, Passes Away

Yoshino, ex-diplomat who testified in court about secret pact, passes awayBunroku Yoshino, a former senior official of the Foreign Ministry who became the first among current and former government officials to testify in court about the existence of a secret pact between Japan and the United States over the 1972 Okinawa reversion, died of pneumonia at his home in Yokohama on Sunday, his family said. He was 96.