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Reinvigorated Lexus Sets All-Time Sales Record in June 2015

Reinvigorated Lexus Sets All-Time Sales Record in June 2015

Lexus Australia achieved an all-time sales record in June, confirming the luxury marque's strong growth and increased recognition in the local market.Lexus sold 1186 vehicles in June, surpassing the previous record of 1106 set in October 2007.

Toyota : Strong First-Half Results Point To Potential For New Annual Record 2015

Toyota : Strong First-Half Results Point To Potential For New Annual Record 2015

All-time high June demand for motor vehicles has created the potential for a record sales year in 2015 according to market leader Toyota.Australians bought an unprecedented 125,850 new motor vehicles in the last month of the financial year - 7,092 (six per cent) above the previous June record achieved two...

A Man, His Dog, Willie Nelson And The Subaru Impreza

A Man, His Dog, Willie Nelson And The Subaru Impreza

Subaru has launched its second brand spot of the summer, “Dream Weekend” showcasing the adventurous spirit and versatility of the 2016 Subaru Impreza. The spot follows a bucket-list weekend enjoyed by a man and his four-legged best friend, set to a song by Willie Nelson.

Infiniti sets new global sales record in the first half of 2015

Infiniti sets new global sales record in the first half of 2015

Infiniti sold a record 103,500 new vehicles around the world in the first half of 2015, up 13 percent over the same period last year. On the back of a best-ever sales performance in 2014, Infiniti delivered another all-time high result and for the first time sold more than 100,000...

2016 Toyota Hilux TRD Sports

2016 Toyota Hilux TRD Sports

The new Hilux is a pretty big deal for Toyota in Asian markets and the Japanese carmaker is wasting no time enhancing the pickup truck with extras and even a study for a TRD sports model.Presented at the Bangkok International Auto Salon 2015 (from June 24 to 28) in Thailand...

Honda Announces 2016 Montesa Cota 300RR Trials Motorcycle

Honda Announces 2016 Montesa Cota 300RR Trials Motorcycle

Riding the momentum of Toni Bou's continued dominance on the international trials scene, American Honda today announced the brand-new Cota 300RR, which joins the improved Cota 4RT260 in Honda's expanded 2016 lineup of Montesa trials models. Produced entirely at the Honda-owned Montesa factory in the trials hotbed of Barcelona, Spain...

Sharp to market see-through LCDs in 2017

Sharp to market see-through LCDs in 2017

Sharp Corp. plans to mass-produce highly transparent liquid crystal displays that can show color images, the struggling Osaka-based electronics company...

Panasonic Announces P55 Novo Budget Smartphone

Panasonic Announces P55 Novo Budget Smartphone

Panasonic released on the smartphone market a new budget-oriented device called P55 Novo. Despite the budget nature of the P55...

Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear

Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear

We have confirmed that there are counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash products in circulation in the market. It has been reported...

Casio Wants To Enter The Smartwatch Market

Casio Wants To Enter The Smartwatch Market

Casio has a really big experience making watches, like the G-Shock brand, as well as the good old calculator watches...

Local

Abe apologizes over LDP lawmakers' anti-media remarks

Abe apologizes over LDP lawmakers' anti-media remarks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 3 apologized for recent remarks critical of the media and Okinawa Prefecture by several...

Ex-Social Democrat leader Tanabe passes away at 93

Ex-Social Democrat leader Tanabe passes away at 93

Former Social Democratic Party leader Makoto Tanabe passed away on Thursday at a hospital in Gunma Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo...

Sport

Swimming: Hagino likely out of worlds due to injury

Swimming: Hagino likely out of worlds due to injury

Japan ace Kosuke Hagino will likely not compete in the upcoming aquatic world championships after suffering an injury at the national team's training camp in France, the Japan Swimming Federation announced on Thursday.

Baseball: Fukui goes 8, drives in winning run as Carp beat Giants

Baseball: Fukui goes 8, drives in winning run as Carp beat Giants

Yuya Fukui, who turned down the Yomiuri Giants when they drafted him out of high school, spurned the Central League champs again on Thursday, going eight impressive innings for the Hiroshima Carp in a 3-2 victory.

Cuisine

'Ladies in waiting' sweets look good and have a cracking taste

'Ladies in waiting' sweets look good and have a cracking taste

Suetomi's "fuyaki senbei" crackers are meant to represent small balloons.And the light, fluffy Kyo Fusen crackers from long-established confectionery Suetomi are quite ephemeral as they rapidly melt away in the mouth.

American ramen fanatic publishes book of Tokyo's top noodle joints

American ramen fanatic publishes book of Tokyo's top noodle joints

An American expat has reached a milestone in his quest for the perfect ramen dish by publishing a guidebook featuring reviews of his top 50 noodle shops in Tokyo.Brian MacDuckston, a 37-year-old English teacher from San Francisco, first came to Japan in June 2006 and has since devoured the popular Japanese dish in more than 1,000 ramen joints across the...

Features

Photo book of blackboard drawings from 1950s shows minds of postwar children

Photo book of blackboard drawings from 1950s shows minds of postwar children

In April 1953, as Japan continued rebuilding from the devastation of World War II, an elementary school teacher in a mountain village in Nagano Prefecture wanted to give his students...

Martial Arts

Murai Sadakatsu

Murai Sadakatsu

Murai Sadakatsu (1528 - June 21, 1582) was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period through early Azuchi-Momoyama period, who served the Oda clan. He was active in the Oda...

World

France, U.K. issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe

France, U.K. issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe

A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is driving up temperatures in western Europe, with France on Tuesday becoming the latest to endure unusual heat.France's southwestern Gironde region...

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