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Futuristic Toyota Commercial Demonstrates The Changing Face of Japan

A recently released commercial about a retired gentleman in some future year getting a drive in the production model of an autonomous vehicle concept prominently shows the man as part of an interracial, perhaps international, family, thus recognising and normalising the increase in mixed families in Japan.

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I Moved To Tokyo, But I’m Still Keeping My Car

You would think now that I moved into the metropolitan area of Tokyo and take a 28-minute subway trip from my apartment to my school, that I would no longer want or need my car. Well, this is Jalopnik, so we know that can’t possibly be true. And it sure as hell isn’t.

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Why Nissan Taking Control Of Mitsubishi Is A Huge Deal In Asia

Beyond the obvious that these two companies are titans in Japanese automotive history, it’s fair to ask how the various tendrils of Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan Motor Company reach throughout many aspects of day-to-day Japanese life. Indeed, it’s fair to ask how this will affect Mitsu’s place in Asia more generally.

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Japan’s Takata Airbag Recall Home Visits Are A Cultural Tradition

The Japanese Ministry of Transport is partnering with automakers to send workers to visit the homes of car owners who have not yet had their potentially lethal Takata airbags fixed. That might seem strange to outsiders, but in Japan, this kind of house call is the norm.

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Why Japan Needs Smarter Maps For Self-Driving Cars

The Japanese government is joining forces with Toyota and Nissan, as well as local map-making companies, in order to include driving information from the manufacturers to help create standardised intelligent maps, reported the Nikkei Daily newspaper.

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This Gundam-Themed Toyota Has Its Own Costumed DJ For Auto Shows

Jalopnik East has covered all the developments of the Char Anzable Gundam Toyota Auris promotional concept, to a small production run, and finally to its second and current iteration. It has been profitable for Toyota, so perhaps unsurprising that Toyota is heavily promoting it in animated commercials and going all out at auto shows.

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The Most Impractically Customized Cars At Tokyo Auto Salon 2016

Entire supercars covered in Swarovski crystals, cars with special modified doors the exhibitors clearly had trouble operating, wheels that won’t turn, speakers and screens that pretty much obliterated storage space, leg room, or in some cases every single seat in the vehicle, TAS 2016 was host to dozens of cars which required a ton of work but no one could actually drive.

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Heartbreaking: This Little Brother Of The Civic Type R Left For Dead

Welcome to The Abandoned, a segment where we take a look at various awesome vehicles around the Tokyo Regional Area which either appear abandoned or have not moved in a very long time. Today’s abandoned is a 96-98 Honda Civic VTi hatchback in silver.

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Road Raging Taxi Driver Jump Kicks Fellow Motorist Through Open Window

While the stereotype of taxi drivers around the world is one thing, taxi drivers in Thailand can seem a special type of crazy. That craziness is certainly on display in what is reportedly a photo of a taxi driver in Bangkok swinging out his open window to kick a passing motorist through his open window.

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