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1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32)

First JDM Nissan Skyline GT-R Legally Imported To U.S.

In Europe, importing a car is easy. You simply arrange for it to be shipped, have it inspected to ensure it meets local safety laws, and pay any applicable taxes. In the U.S, all of the above also hinges on the car being over 25 years old, after which point the usual NHTSA and EPA regulations are... read more

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China and Cars

Japanese Automakers Face Off With China

If you know your world history, you know that China and Japan have a long history of not getting along well with one another. While relations between the two have generally... read more September 20, 2012 by 


 
Pressure-sensitive security car seat

Japanese Security Car Seat Knows One Backside From Another

Car thieves of the future had better hope they have exactly the same build as you, otherwise they won't be getting very far. It's already difficult enough to steal modern... read more December 22, 2011 by 


 
Kobot personal transportation electric vehicles

Kobot EV: More Personal Transportation Concepts From Tokyo

Japan's car industry has a bit of a problem. As the cost of motoring rises and cities like Tokyo become ever more crowded, Japan's youth is quickly getting turned off owning... read more December 8, 2011 by 


 
ZMP RoboCar MEV-C automated vehicle

Latest RoboCar Prototype: Ugly, But High Tech And Autonomous

Some cars are beautiful. Others are fast. Some others are incredibly practical. Some other cars are none of these things, but their importance isn't in their looks, speed or... read more August 24, 2011 by 


 
Ferrari charity auction in Japan

Ferrari Auctions Off First FF In Japan For Charity

Ferrari held a special charity auction in Japan this past weekend where the Italian automaker helped raised more than $724,000 in aid relief for victims of the island... read more July 5, 2011 by 


 
2010 Mazda Mazda6

Mazda 6 Walks Out On Michigan, Ford Plant, Next One Made In Japan

Last week we heard talk of the further separation of Ford and Mazda, with the end of Mazda's U.S. production at the forefront. Today, Mazda has announced that the next... read more June 6, 2011 by 


 
Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Sebastian Buemi crashing into crazed fan

Formula 1 Car Crashes Into Crazed Fan At Red Bull Event: Video

A crazed fan attempting to jump over a moving Formula 1 car at a Red Bull sponsored exhibition event in Japan this weekend was captured on video spectacularly failing to... read more June 5, 2011 by 


 
ZMP RoboCar automated vehicle

Video: Look Ma, No Driver! ZMP RoboCar Memorizes Route Map

Feeling lazy? Don't feel like driving home from work tonight? Sounds like an autonomous car would be right up your street... ZMP's RoboCar doesn't quite have the aesthetics... read more May 23, 2011 by 


 
Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez

Aston Martin Auctioning Rapide To Aid Japan

It’s been two months since the Japan earthquake disaster but the effects, especially on the auto industry, are still being felt all around the world. Aston Martin is... read more May 9, 2011 by 


 
Laser beams on a car windshield, photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Losing The Spark: Lasers May Replace Plugs For Igniting Fuel

"You can't start a fire without a spark" sang Bruce Springsteen in his 1984 hit Dancing In The Dark. Great line, but unfortunately for old Bruce he wasn't quite technically... read more May 2, 2011 by 


 
Willer Express luxury Japanese bus

Don't Like Your Fellow Bus Passengers? Crawl Into A Cocoon!

If you regularly use public transport, you should start writing to your local transit authority, because the Japanese have an idea that could make things a lot more pleasant!... read more April 27, 2011 by 


 
2012 Nissan GT-R live photos

2012 Nissan GT-R Deliveries Safe Despite Japan Earthquake

It looks as though Japan’s earthquake crisis won’t hamper deliveries of Nissan’s long-awaited 2012 model year GT-R supercar. As we all know the facelifted... read more March 22, 2011 by 


 
2012 Nissan GT-R

2012 Nissan GT-R Shipments Delayed By Japan Earthquake

We reported just this month that customers in the U.S. were holding off on buying the Nissan GT-R in the lead up to the arrival of the facelifted 2012 model, which has been... read more March 15, 2011 by 


 
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 carbon fiber monocoque

Carbon Fiber: The Next Step, Courtesy Of New Teijin Tech

Carbon fiber is enjoying something of a birthday this year. With the release of the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C supercar, McLaren celebrates thirty years since they developed the... read more March 10, 2011 by 


 
Nissan GT-R RC by Nismo

Nismo Prepped Nissan GT-R RC Debuts At 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan used this weekend’s 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon to roll out a new edition of its GT-R supercar, one aimed at well-heeled track enthusiasts and privateer race teams. If... read more January 16, 2011 by 


 
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