Tag: Japan

Subaru Extends Shutdown, Cites Unpredictable Chinese Supply Chains

<img data-attachment-id="1558225" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/04/kelley-blue-book-releases-the-winners-of-its-2017-image-awards/my18_legacy-exterior3-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-e1493220521816.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,2002" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Subaru Legacy 2018 Logo Emblem Grille" data-image-description=" Image: Subaru ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1558225″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-610×407.jpg” alt=”Subaru Legacy 2018 Logo Emblem Grille” width=”610″ height=”407″> Subaru is joining the long list of automakers closing shop on account of the coronavirus. Japanese production is being suspended at the automaker’s main plaint […]

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Disney Emoji Blitz mobile game debuts in Japan

Jam City, the mobile game company behind Disney Frozen Adventures and Cookie Jam, has launched its popular match-3 game Disney Emoji Blitz mobile game in Japan, the second-largest mobile game market. Over the past year, Jam City and Disney have forged a collaboration on titles such as Disney Frozen Adventures, which launched during the holiday […]

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL 6.0 AMG With Hammer V8 Will Never Go Out Of Style

If, like us, you have a soft spot for pre-merger 1980s AMG models, you’ll absolutely love this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL AMG 6.0. Put up for auction at RM Sotheby’s Essen event scheduled for June 24-27, this impressive performance luxury sedan is a Japanese import. The consigner purchased the car from Japan in 2017, where accompanying […]

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Why Asia’s New Coronavirus Controls Should Worry the World

In China, international flights have been cut back so severely that Chinese students abroad wonder when they will be able to get home. In Singapore, recently returned citizens must share their phones’ location data with the authorities each day to prove they are sticking to government-ordered quarantines. In Taiwan, a man who had traveled to […]

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Alan Merrill, a Songwriter of ‘I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,’ Dies

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Alan Merrill, a guitarist and singer whose song “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll” became Joan Jett’s breakthrough hit, and who had early success as one of the few Western rock stars in Japan in the […]

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Summer Olympics in Tokyo to Start on July 23, 2021

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo, pushed back a year because of the coronavirus pandemic only after Olympic officials and Japanese organizers bowed to widespread pressure, will now open July 23, 2021, Tokyo 2020 organizers said Monday. The Games will run through Aug. 8. Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, told sports federations on a […]

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Can Japan’s Economy Get Any Worse? It May Soon Find Out

TOKYO — Even before the new coronavirus, Japan’s economy was in trouble. Exports were plummeting on slowing demand from China, and a tax increase at home was keeping shoppers out of stores. The numbers were stark: Economic output contracted 7.1 percent in the last quarter of 2019. With the coronavirus pandemic, a country that had […]

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Japanese Driving Schools Benefit From Coronavirus Fears; Public Transit Now Terrifying

Driving schools in Japan are reporting an increase in attendance from individuals who already possess a driver’s license. According to The Japan Times, the new trend is epitomized by Paper Driver School Kitakanto in Maebashi. The school has seen influx of already licensed drivers this month in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly 10 percent of new […]

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A 2020 Olympics Delay Seems Inevitable. Is a 4-Week Decision Needed to Get There?

The coronavirus may inevitably delay the Tokyo Olympics. But as the International Olympic Committee and organizers in Japan take as much as four weeks to make a final call, athletes, medical experts and others involved in the sporting world are pressing for a quicker end to the uncertainty. For medical experts and governments throughout the […]

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An Olympic Delay Seems Inevitable. Is a 4-Week Decision Needed to Get There?

The coronavirus may inevitably delay the Tokyo Olympics. But as the International Olympic Committee and organizers in Japan take as much as four weeks to make a final call, athletes, medical experts and others involved in the sporting world are pressing for a quicker end to the uncertainty. A decision may come soon enough; Richard […]

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Remember When Japan Blasted an Asteroid? Here’s What We Learned

In April last year, a Japanese spacecraft launched a strike from above on an asteroid. Japan’s space agency was not declaring war. The bombardment was part of the work of Hayabusa2, a robotic space probe that is gathering hints about the origins of the solar system by studying the rocky object, Ryugu. It is a […]

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Japan’s top carriers announce 5G launches as 2020 Olympics face delay

Although Japanese carriers originally planned to roll out 5G networks and services to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in July, trade wars and accelerated global 5G launches created some uncertainty around the scope and timing of Japan’s commercial 5G launch. This week, as the Olympics themselves face a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Japan’s top carriers are […]

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Aw, Isn’t That Cute: Wald Gives Birth To Another Tiny Suzuki ‘G-Class’

The tuning minds over at Wald International have shared pictures of one of their latest customer deliveries based on the new Suzuki Jimny. The Japanese owner of the small 4×4 chose Wald’s Sport Line Black Bison Edition package, which without specifically mentioning it, turns the Jimny into a tiny Mercedes-Benz G-Class doppelganger. The package consists […]

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Rare Rides: The Luxurious 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante Wagon

<img data-attachment-id="1714410" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/rare-rides-the-luxurious-1993-mitsubishi-diamante-wagon/00c0c_hpnlnictjlw_1200x900/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,718" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1993 Mitsubishi Diamante" data-image-description=" https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ctd/d/huntington-beach-1993-mitsubishi/7083574791.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-450×269.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-610×365.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1714410 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-610×365.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”365″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-610×365.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-450×269.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-768×460.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-120×72.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We featured the predecessor to Mitsubishi’s American flagship last year — a little Sigma sedan that happened to […]

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Sharp Slaps Tesla With Patent Lawsuit, Seeks To Stop Model 3 Sales In Japan

Technology company Sharp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Japanese unit of Tesla, Reuters reports. The lawsuit, filed in the Tokyo District Court, alleges that the mobile communications equipment installed in some Model 3, Model S, and Model X vehicles violate patents owned by Sharp. Sharp is seeking an injunction to halt the […]

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Wald’s Toyota Hilux Black Bison Edition Looks Like It Could Eat A Ford Ranger For Breakfast

Leave it to Wald International to find a way to make the Toyota Hilux look like something Thanos would drive. Dubbed the Sports Line Black Bison Edition, this Hilux is prepped for both rugged terrain, as well as an Instagram-worthy photo shoot. Wald’s Hilux looks properly dark and menacing, thanks to bumper to bumper mods […]

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Will the Olympics Go On? Japan’s Businesses Would Like to Know

TOKYO — Toshiya Fujita just wants somebody to make a decision already. Mr. Fujita, the managing director of a leather goods wholesaler in Tokyo, is trying to figure out how many Olympics key chains to order. Like hundreds of business managers in Japan, he is caught in a will-they-or-won’t-they guessing game about whether the Tokyo […]

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