Tag Archives: Japan

This Navy Squadron’s Cruise Video Includes A Terrifying Carrier Landing

U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Squadron VFA-115 “Eagles” put together a pretty sweet WESTPAC cruise video. One clip in particular reminds us just how challenging landing a 25-ton, $50 million dollar fighter on a chunk of steel floating in the middle of the ocean can be, especially when visibility is near zero!

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You Will Definitely Fail Your Japanese Driving Test

If you’re from a country without a reciprocal agreement with the Japanese government (Americans, I’m mostly talking to you), you will have to take a driving test when you go to convert your “foreign” license to a Japanese one. Make no mistake, you will fail the first time, and possibly repeatedly. Here’s why.

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China Warns Navy Jet Over S. China Sea While Bombers Fly By Okinawa

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft flying near China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea was warned to turn away by Chinese Navy, which was all captured on video.. Meanwhile, 1,500 miles to the northwest, Chinese H-6K bombers flew through the Miyako Strait, just south of the Japanese island of Okinawa.

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The Force Is Strong With This Star Wars Themed Dreamliner

Neatly coinciding with today’s release of the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, Japan’s All Nippon Airline showed off it Star Wars liveried Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and it’s pretty damn cool.

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Now You Can Buy A BMW i3 On Amazon In Japan

Amazon has its hands in everything, and now it’s getting into the car shopping business in partnership with BMW, selling the i3 EV in Japan.

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Japan’s Latest Destroyer Sure Looks Like An Aircraft Carrier!

Japan has inducted into service its largest warship since WWII, the 814 foot long Izumo. The activation of such a large ship, dubbed a ‘Helicopter Destroyer,’ has regional powers and academics alike questioning the limits of Article 9 in Japan’s Constitution.

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Insane Crowd Funded Nissan Car Holds BBQ, Karaoke Machine, And Drone

Japanese automakers have been shoving all sorts of devices into vehicles, especially kei cars, for years now. We’ve seen many a wacky concept come out of design studios, and a surprising number of them have actually made it into production. Well, Nissan may have just taken it to a whole ‘nother level with their new "Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle."

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2015 Honda N Box Slash: What It’s Like To Drive A Funky Kei Car

2015 Honda N Box Slash: What It's Like To Drive A Funky Kei Car

Ever since Jason Torchinsky wrote up his piece on the N Box Slash (N/), I’ve been dying to drive one. Then I noticed that one of the dealerships nearby had one on display inside their dealership, and I knew I just had to give it a spin. Welcome to the very first Jalopnik East review, where I drive shit Torchy can’t have.

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Scenes From The 2014 Tokyo Classic Car Festival

Scenes From The 2014 Tokyo Classic Car Festival

Photographer Ken Ishii visited the 2014 Tokyo Classic Car Festival near the very famous Meiji Shrine (which is next to the fashion area of Harajuku). His shots are amazing and well worth the potential load times. Personally, I like the yellow BMW Isetta the best.

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What Are These Hippies Doing In A Japanese Nissan Skyline Ad?

Look, I love my adopted country, and I am annoyed by many "weird Japan" posts. It’s one trope I am really tired of hearing. However, even I have to admit, sometimes, Japan is weird. Like Japanese commercials. They’re totally bizarre. And they’ve been that way for a long time. Like this 1970s Nissan Skyline commercial.

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