Subaru to debut BRZ STI Sport concept at 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

Subaru and its official performance arm STI have an interesting concept based on the BRZ due for a reveal at the upcoming 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon. The concept is called the BRZ STI Sport and is described as a more mature take on the Subaru sports car. ( read original story ...)

Tokyo bar actually model ‘secret base’ for Gundam fanatics

A small bar in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward is becoming popular with middle-aged men who like to make plastic models of characters from the “Mobile Suit Gundam” cartoon. “It’s like a secret base,” said Kentaro Nonaka, 36, a company worker who lives in ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo-based firm shares fall to 25pc

Tokyo. Toshiba shares dived more than 25 per cent Thursday, their third straight double-digit plunge, following the company’s warning of a possible one-time loss of several billion dollars over its US nuclear business. The troubled company’s stock ... ( read original story ...)

Tempura from Osaka

My favourite tempura bar, Tenshin at Regent Singapore hotel, just got itself some competition. Ippoh Tempura Bar by Osaka's Ginza Ippoh opened earlier this month at Como Dempsey. The family- owned Ippoh brand dates back to 1850 and is said to be the oldest ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese car makers rev up in race to lure IT workers

The auto makers “operate within extremely strict budgets and the business is generally low margin.” Japanese companies suffer from a dearth of domestic talent and the perception their business is more “mature and slow moving” than the new wave of ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Earthquake: 5.9-Magnitude Quake Made Ibaraki City Tremble

A Japan earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reached 5.9-magnitude. The Japanese Meteorological Agency reported that is was at 6.3-magnitude. There were no tsunami warnings reported. The earthquake occurred 9:38 p.m ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo down again as Asian markets end volatile year

Tokyo retreated again Friday despite Toshiba's shares ending their three-day free fall as Asian markets prepared to bring the curtain down on a volatile 2016. With Wall Street inching back further from breaching the historic 20,000 barrier, Japanese stocks ... ( read original story ...)

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

Sapporo will have the full backing of Asia should the city formally bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said in an interview with Kyodo News. Sapporo, which will host the Asian Winter Games ... ( read original story ...)

Asia-Pacific IPO mkt to rebound from weak 2016 on Chinese deals

Share sales in Asia ex-Japan are set to rebound in 2017 from three-year lows this year, driven by listings of financial firms in Greater China, including the world's biggest fintech IPO, and a further revival of offerings in India, bankers and investors said. ( read original story ...)

Why Japanese people are wrapping themselves up in cloth

If you don't like tight spaces, you might want to look away now. Otonamaki, which directly translates to "adult wrapping", is a Japanese therapeutic method meant to alleviate posture problems and stiffness and it is gaining traction around the country. ( read original story ...)