Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG will expand their alliance on so-called eco-friendly cars, with the Japanese automaker providing its hybrid and fuel-cell technologies to the German partner in exchange for technologies that reduce vehicle weight, Toyota sources said Monday.
By sharing their technologies in the promising field, the two major carmakers aim to enhance their global competitiveness and cut development costs, the sources said, adding that they are expected to formalize and announce the accord soon.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)
Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today )