cars

New Studio Ghibli die-cast anime cars on their way, even if neither one is really a car【Pics】

Two memorable non-land-based Hayao Miyazaki vehicles are joining the Tomica lineup.

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The lovely models of the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon【Photos】

Mr. Sato attends the first post-pandemic protocol iteration of Japan’s largest car aftermarket show.

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There’s an Initial D-themed Fujiwara Tofu Cafe, but not in Japan【Taste test】

We check out the cafe the star of the street racing anime/manga franchise would have to get on a plane or boat in order to visit.

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Japan does “Scared Straight” quite differently with stunt performers and bicycles 【Videos】

Kids are still in for a memorable lesson though.

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Cherry blossoms are going to bloom on Tokyo’s new license plates

Can you spot the Tokyo cultural salute in the sakura’s pattern?

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Man rides motorbike into lobby of Fukuoka police station, demands they crack down on rude driving

If it worked for the Terminator, why not him?

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It’s pretty amazing buses in this Japanese town don’t crash into this mountain every day【Video】

Nagasaki bus drivers handle hairpin with centimeters to spare.

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Why are the roads so wide in Hokkaido? Simple question has a simple answer

Local resident reveals the real reason why their roads are wider than other parts of Japan.

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Someone crashed a car into Japan’s oldest restroom

Bathroom accident in Kyoto involves no poo, but there’s still a mess that needs cleaning up.

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Japan has too many adorable Akita dog license plate designs, needs help picking just one

Which Akitas should represent Akita on cars in Japan?

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New Studio Ghibli die-cast anime car line brings Catbus, Spirited Away Sea Railway to your home

Tomica dreams of Ghibli.

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World’s blackest Porsche painted with Japan’s Musou Black 【Video】

Cars don’t get any blacker than this.

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People in some parts of Japan now legally allowed to smile for their driver’s license photos

Serious-faced samurai from Japan’s past are helping spread the word/smiles.

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Getting a driver’s license in Japan the hard way — Part 5: The second written test

Once written, twice shy.

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Building this go-kart required a leaf blower, umbrella, and a WHOLE lot of Mr. Sato magic【Video】

All hope looked lost, until Mr. Sato came up with a plan.

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Eurobeat intensifies! Initial D sequel anime will stay the course with dance music soundtrack【Vid】

Accelerator down and volume up as MF Ghost pulls up with a new teaser and familiar sound.

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ASIMO retires from performing after 22 years

ASIMO is still big. It’s just the robot shows that got small.

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The beautiful masked booth models of the Tokyo Motorcycle Show【Photos】

After a two-year pandemic break, Japan’s biggest motorcycle show makes its long-awaited, thoroughly masked return.

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Road in Chiba plagued by accidents involving shutterbugs seeking “Chiba-fornia” shots【Video】

Chiba-fornia dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

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A self-driving car that delivers ramen is Nissan’s newest automotive innovation【Video】

Speeds up and down the counter without spilling a drop.

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