The 2019 New York International Auto Show is only a few weeks away. While we won't really know what's in store until the show doors open at the Javits Center in Manhattan, expect a whole slew of teasers in the next few weeks. One of the first out of the gate is Nissan with a single image that has us excited for what's in store. The Japanese automaker plans to celebrate 50 years of performance with some special versions of the Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R in its "Dream Garage."
There are eight cars in the photo: one Datsun 240Z atop a new 370Z; two R34 Skyline GT-Rs atop a pair of new R35 GT-Rs; one 1973 Skyline GT-R (fewer than 200 were built over a single model year) atop a third R35 GT-R. The Z and GT-R both made their debuts 50 years ago in 1969. It's a bit difficult to tell with the shadows, but each car on the bottom row appears to mirror the paint scheme of its partner on the top. We're particularly excited for the bright blue Calsonic livery to appear on a modern GT-R.
Almost immediately after Matt Farah's famed second-generation LS400 became the million-mile Lexus, the Japanese luxury brand is celebrating another major milestone: Lexus has now sold 10 million vehicles globally.
The Toyota luxury division, whose first car debuted 30 years ago at the 1989 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, famously pursued "perfection" when it came to build quality and ownership experience. The smooth, V8-engined LS400 was quickly followed by smaller additions to the lineup, and in the time Lexus has been around, it has sold a wide range of vehicles, from the Camry-related ES line and Land Cruiser-related SUVs to the LFA supercar.
A ceremony to celebrate 30 years of Emperor Akihito's reign has been held in Tokyo, with the attendance of the Imperial couple.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Speaker and President of both chambers of the Diet, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, members of the Diet, representatives of businesses and foreign ambassadors to Japan also attended Sunday's event at the National Theatre.
Post offices around Japan are selling stamps to mark the 30th anniversary of Emperor Akihito's enthronement.
There are two designs available, both included in sheets of 10 stamps. One image features a crane and a turtle, and the other chrysanthemum flowers. The motifs are based on kimonos worn by the Emperor when he was young.
NMB48 will hold a Kinki tour called 'NMB48 Kinki Juuban Shoubu 2019' from March to April.
It's been about seven years since the group last toured the Kinki Region. They are scheduled to hold seven shows in Osaka, one in Wakayama, and two in Hyogo. The members will be performing with their new teams as the team shuffle will be effective as of March.
Jinnai Takanori's band TH eROCKERS will release a new album titled "Rock'n Roll" on April 17.
TH eROCKERS make their debut with their first album "WHO TH eROCKERS" in September of 1980. After releasing their original albums and one cover album, they disbanded in June of 1982. Since then, they've regrouped a few times to hold lives, and last December 31, they appeared at Uchida Yuya's countdown live '46th NEW YEARS WORLD ROCK FESTIVAL' with Jinnai (Vo), Anai Nikichi (B), Sumida Takeshi (G), Momo Kazuhiro (G / MO'SOME TONEBENDER), and Tanaka Gensho (Dr / BLUE TONIC).
KYOTO--Due to popular demand, a night-time cherry blossom viewing event will return along the Shirakawa river in the city's Gion-Shinbashi district in Higashiyama Ward for the first time in three years.
The event to light up cherry blossoms was canceled after spring 2016 due to safety concerns following a rapid increase in the number of visitors.