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Surprisingly spiky dinosaur unveiled in Utah

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

An illustration of the head of the newly discovered armored dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni | REUTERS

A dinosaur that was covered in bony armor from its spiky head to its clubbed tail has been unveiled at a museum in Utah.The species ...

M. Night Shyamalan debuts trailer for ‘Glass,’ melding ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split,’ at Comic-Con

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

Director M. Night Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for “Glass” in front of the summer’s biggest movies in theaters but he wanted ...

Germans love the Ford Mustang, but not enough

By Chris Bryant
- via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

Germans bought 5,700 Ford Mustangs last year, while Americans bought 55,000 Porsches. | ALFRED HENNIG/PICTURE-ALLIANCE/DPA/AP IMAGES

The U.S. trade deficit with Germany on vehicles shows why EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker's idea for a car-tariff deal is a non-starter.

Japan automakers’ dominance is fading

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

A Bosch employee uses a smartphone app to remotely park a car in Germany last July. Bosch is now building a €1 billion semiconductor plant as it prepares for a surge in demand for components used in self-driving vehicles. | BLOOMBERG

Japanese automakers have fallen behind Germany in the development of autonomous driving technologies.

Fast-growing Oregon wildfire shows potential for explosive Northwest season

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to ...

Trudeau shuffles Cabinet, seeking to reduce Canada’s reliance on U.S.

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with Gov. Gen. Julie Payette during a Cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday. | REUTERS

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday ahead of a challenging 2019 election, stressing the need to diversify trade away from the ...

NPB getting on board with boom in esports

By Jason Coskrey
- via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

NPB commissioner Atsushi Saito tosses a ceremonial first pitch against 2017 ebaseball championship titlist Maepi in a video game at a Tokyo news conference on Thursday. | KAZ NAGATSUKA

Nippon Professional Baseball is ready to take a swing at esports.This fall, the league will join forces with Konami to launch the Pawapuro Pro League, ...

JSF chief Tsuyoshi Aoki disappointed 2020 Olympics won’t showcase swimming finals in prime time

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

The Japan Swimming Federation conceded defeat on Thursday in its effort to have the 2020 Tokyo Olympics swimming finals aired domestically in the evening.The finals ...

After delays, brush with truck does little to up Mitsubishi’s MRJ in regional jet dogfight with industry giants

via The Japan Times    Jul 18, 2018

A technician walks down steps from a Mitsubishi MRJ at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, Tuesday. | REUTERS

Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp., trying to keep its new regional jet on track after series of delays, was forced to cancel a demo flight for ...

America’s narcissistic national disorder

By Kuni Miyake
- via The Japan Times    Jul 17, 2018

In the world of Donald Trump, there are enemies but no allies because he is so righteous and superior.

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