Tag: Japan

On an Art Scavenger Hunt in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

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Toyota Century Convertible Bows At Emperor Naruhito’s Coronation Ceremony

The Toyota Century Convertible has made its official debut during the coronation ceremony of Emperor Naruhito. The car was prominently featured in a parade that took place yesterday and the model transported the Emperor to the Akasaka Palace on a winding route that saw the convertible hit the streets of Tokyo. Despite its high-profile appearance, […]

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Subaru Levorg Sharpened Up With V-Sport Edition In Japan

Subaru isn’t ready to drop the current generation Levorg just yet, despite the fact that an all-new model was previewed last month at the Tokyo Motor Show. In fact, the automaker has announced the Levorg 2.0GT Eyesight V-Sport special edition model, which brings enhanced styling and equipment. Available exclusively in the Japanese market, it will […]

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The Five Best Countries To Travel To, According To The World Economic Forum

With a new year approaching, it’s time to put some thought into what parts of the world you want to experience in 2020. What do you crave? Parties? Islands? Festivals? Clearly, with so many great options out there, deciding where to go can prove challenging. Luckily, if you’re really into making decisions based on data […]

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2020 Daihatsu Rocky Launches In Japan With Factory Tuning Packs

The all-new Daihatsu Rocky small SUV debuted in Japan on November 5, simultaneously with its Toyota-badged twin, the Raize. Both vehicles are identical from a technical point of view, using the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) and a 98 PS (97 HP) 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a D-CVT transmission. They look almost identical […]

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SoftBank Takes a Financial Hit as Its WeWork Bet Sours

TOKYO — SoftBank Group of Japan on Wednesday said it took a multibillion-dollar write-down related to its stakes in WeWork and Uber, two flashy technology companies that have become the poster children for the excesses of start-up culture. SoftBank Group is the world’s largest tech investor, and it has used its $100 billion Vision Fund […]

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2020 Toyota Raize Debuts In Japan, Offers 4WD Option

Following last month’s leaked photos, the all-new Toyota Raize small SUV has gone on sale in Japan. Built on Daihatsu’s new DNGA platform, which is essentially a budget version of Toyota’s TNGA platform, the Raize is smaller than the C-HR, measuring just 3,995 millimeters (157.3 inches) in length, 1,695 millimeters (66.7 inches) in width, and […]

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Productivity jumps 40% after Microsoft tries 4-day workweek in Japan

A growing number of smaller companies are adopting a four-day workweek. Now the results of a recent trial at Microsoft suggest it could work even for the biggest businesses. A growing number of smaller companies are adopting a four-day workweek. Now the results of a recent trial at Microsoft (MSFT) suggest it could work even for the […]

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Lil’ Monster Truck Suzuki Jimny Isn’t Scared Of Any Terrain

Despite its compact size, the Suzuki Jimny has long been revered for its off-road capabilities and this particular one from Japan is without a doubt the most remarkable example we’ve come across. The wild creation comes courtesy of the students from the Nihon Automobile College (NATS) who displayed it alongside the RX-8-based Mazda RX-Vision Concept […]

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The False Comfort of Higher Seawalls

Two weeks ago, Super Typhoon Hagibis barrelled into Japan, unleashing “unprecedented” rain that caused floods and landslides. At least 80 are dead, thousands of homes in Japan’s main island were flooded, damaged or without power. What’s worse, Japan was drenched by further back-to-back storms last week. The country has spent billions of dollars on infrastructure […]

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Nano Cellulose Vehicle Concept Is Made From Plants And Recycled Agricultural Waste

This is the Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV), unveiled at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show as a study into the use of cellulose nanofiber (CNF) materials for automotive use. The vehicle comes from a consortium of 22 Japanese universities, research institutes, and corporate suppliers launched in 2016 by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment. Cellulose Nanofiber is […]

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Ghosn Lawyers Request Dismissal, Citing Rights Violation

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Datsun Brand Might Bite The Dust As Part Of Nissan’s Recovery Plan

Nissan might ditch the Datsun brand altogether as part of its upcoming recovery plan, which includes axing some of its unprofitable products and closing down under-utilized assembly lines worldwide. Quoting sources with direct knowledge of the matter, Reuters reports that the recovery plan marks a 180-degree turn with Nissan’s ambitious strategy under ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn, […]

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Toyota To Offer Rides In A Level 4 Autonomous Test Car On Tokyo’s Public Roads

Toyota will offer demonstration rides with its Level 4 automated-driving test vehicle on public roads in Tokyo, Japan, starting next summer. The ‘P4 test vehicle’ as Toyota calls it, is based on the fifth-gen Lexus LS and has already been tested at a close-course test facility in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. Toyota will continue the development […]

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