33-year-old Man Arrested For Stabbing

33-year-old man arrested for stabbing

Police in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing a police officer and stealing his loaded handgun.

Police apprehended the suspect in the city of Mino shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Monday on the charges of robbery and attempted murder.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Will Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch Later This Year

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Will Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch Later This Year

Last year, Bethesda announced a new game for mobile devices called The Elder Scrolls: Blades. It is a game designed to be played on mobile, but during E3 2019, the company has since announced and confirmed that in addition to launching on mobile, Blades is also expected to find its way onto the Nintendo Switch later this year.

Details about the game are scarce, but presumably, it will be more or less the same as the mobile version, although judging by the video shared on Twitter, there will be support for motion controls through the Joy-Cons, where you can use it to hack and slash your way through the game.

Honda To Debut Nsx Type R In Tokyo Later This Year?

Honda to debut NSX Type R in Tokyo later this year?

Forbes reports that Honda is finally ready to deliver the gift many have been pining for, the Acura NSX Type R. The debut's supposedly penciled in for the Tokyo Motor Show this October, almost four years after the new-generation NSX debuted at the Detroit Motor Show. The Forbes piece is light on the how of the transformation, but says we can expect 650 horsepower, a harder edge to the driving experience, and aerodynamic additions inspired by the NSX-GT racer in Japan's Super GT series.

It isn't known yet if a Type R would stick with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. If the track-focused NSX dropped its two front electric motors, that would leave a 47-hp e-motor attached to the crank, and the 500-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 to make up the difference to 650 hp.

Japan's 10-year-old Lay Judge System Discussed

Japan's 10-year-old lay judge system discussed

The Supreme Court and other legal professionals in Japan have hosted a symposium to mark the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the country's lay judge system.

About 90,000 citizens have taken part in the system so far, and handed down sentences to about 12,000 defendants.

Subaru Profits Fall By Half Last Year Among Recall Maladies

Subaru profits fall by half last year among recall maladies

Subaru took a financial beating last year, according to its freshly released earnings report. During the full fiscal year, which ended March 31, the carmaker's operating profits effectively halved. Net income dropped 33% to 147.81 billion yen, or $1.33 billion, and revenue fell 2.2% to 3.16 trillion yen ($28.5 billion).

Subaru states that its operating income declined by 48.5% to 195.5 billion yen, or to about $1.78 billion. According to Subaru, this was not only due to a decrease in sales, but also due to recall campaigns. Total production decreased nearly 6% to 989,000 units, and production stoppages at the Gunma plant were partially to blame for that — but Impreza, XV and Levorg sales also sank. The redesigned Forester did start out well in the summer, but sales in the first half of 2018 were more modest with the outgoing generation still in the showrooms.

Sharp's Smart Tvs Will Be Available In The U.s. Again This Year

Sharp's Smart TVs Will Be Available In The U.S. Again This Year


Sharp exit the U.S. market back in 2015 when the company’s financial troubles put its very existence in doubt. The company later received financial backing from Hon Hai Precision, the company that’s better known as Foxconn. A lot has changed since then and the Japanese firm has now announced that it will once again start selling its smart TVs in the United States.

Sharp has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Hisense International which will see the company re-enter the television business in the United States after the second half of this year.

Nissan 370z Roadster Is Dead After 2019 Model Year

Nissan 370Z Roadster is dead after 2019 model year

The Nissan 370Z Roadster will be discontinued for the 2020 model year. This has no effect on the availability of the regular 370Z coupe, which Nissan confirms will be sold alongside the Nismo and 50th Anniversary Edition coupes in the 2020 model year. After Motor Authority broke the story, we got confirmation directly from a Nissan representative:

"Yes, I can confirm that for model year 2020, Nissan will focus on the sale of the 370Z Coupe, NISMO and 50th Anniversary Edition. We will not offer the Roadster variant for the current-generation Z beginning with model year 2020."

10-year-old Pro 'go' Player Loses Debut

10-year-old pro 'Go' player loses debut

The youngest-ever Japanese professional "Go" player has lost her debut in the board game to an opponent who is six years older.

The Japan Go Association this month certified 10-year-old Sumire Nakamura as a professional Go player under a special quota for gifted young amateurs. The quota was created to nurture players who can rival champions in China and South Korea, where the game is also popular.