Tag Archives: Japan

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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Japan’s Kei Car Racing Scene Is Serious Pint-Sized Fun

Japan's Kei Car Racing Scene Is Serious Pint-Sized Fun

Fellow expatriate in the Land of the Rising Sun and OppositeLock devotee Flavien Vidal is back. He’s sharing his happy fun times at a track devoted to racing Japan’s littlest cars that could. Welcome to your look inside kei car racing: they may be small, but they sure can be fun.

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The First Clear Pictures Of Japan’s Stealth Fighter Emerge

The First Clear Pictures Of Japan's Stealth Fighter Emerge

From Foxtrot Alpha: Unable to purchase the dominating F-22 Raptor fighter jet, Japan has struck out on its own to develop an indigenous stealth jet. And here are the first pictures.

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9 Transportation-Related Jobs That Only Exist In Certain Cultures

9 Transportation-Related Jobs That Only Exist In Certain Cultures

Would you get paid to act as a third passenger in a vehicle so the car could drive into a congestion-restricted area? How about signing up to pack people into crowded subway cars? Dress up as a zebra and walk the streets, preventing cars from running red lights?

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Japanese Town Gets Official Lupin The Third License Plates

Japanese Town Gets Official Lupin The Third License Plates

Well, this might be the best Japanese town then, no?

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These Japanese Men Drive Le Mans Racecars On The Street

Let’s say you’re a rich, Le Mans-obsessed car owner in Japan. What do you drive on the weekends, a Toyota Crown Comfort? Of course not. You drive your Porsche 962C. Naturally, you also have a friend whose track-day car is a Mazda 767B.

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A sunken WWII-era Japanese ‘mega sub’ has been found near Hawaii

A sunken WWII-era Japanese 'mega sub' has been found near Hawaii

Researchers diving off the coast of Hawaii have found a sunken 400-foot (122 meter) "Sen-Toku" class submarine. One of the largest pre-nuclear subs ever built, the "mega sub" was torpedoed by the U.S. shortly after the Second World War to prevent the Soviet Union from getting their hands on the super-advanced technology.

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