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Otaku take their Passion to the Extreme: Would You Do this to Your Car?

The Japanese otaku culture is probably one of the most fun, creative and downright trendiest sights to see in Japan, and it’s no wonder it has become yet, another great reason for travelers to visit the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. The ultimate otakus in the country go into great depth with their love of…

6 Legendary Japanese Automobile Brands

It is no exaggeration that Japan is one among the top five countries which produce the biggest number of cars in the world. Japanese automotive industry is one of the largest and most popular industries in the world. Here are 6 iconic legendary Japanese car brands which you may want to know more about! 1.…

Made in Japan: Mazda’s Rotary-Powered Sports Cars

Mazda may be known in the automotive industry as a small car maker from Hiroshima with a history of ups and downs, but for die-hard auto enthusiasts, they are known for one thing, the rotary engine. Unlike the conventional internal combustion engine, the rotary engine does not utilise a piston and a crankshaft to create…

Tidbits from the Tokyo Motor Show and What to Expect in 2017

The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the biggest auto shows in the world with a display of unique car models by automobile brands from Japan and across the world. It is held once every two years in the months of October and November. It usually displays more hybrid and concept cars than regular ones…

Toyota’s Eco-friendly Car of the Future Goes on Sale

Although Japan is a relatively small island country, it is home to one of the top automakers in the world, producing millions of new vehicles for sale around the world. Not only do Japanese automakers (Toyota, Nissan, Honda, etc) have some of the highest new car sales around the globe, they are also industry leaders…

How Hard is it to get a Driver’s License in Japan?

Each prefecture has its own driver’s license center and test methods, and a resident of a particular prefecture is only allowed to take the driving test in his or her respective prefecture. The passing rate at driver’s license centers is abysmally low, and most Japanese only pass on the second try. As students have to…

WalkCar: A car that can fit in your bag

Japan is known worldwide for its innovation in technology, and in transport. Japan boasts one of the best rail networks in the world. The Tokyo Metro is mostly exactly on time, trains cars are tidy and clean. The Shinkansen is renown the world over for it’s speedy transit across the country and the new Maglev…

Obtaining a Japanese driving license

For those who do not have an international driving permit, taking a new driving license in Japan have the same steps to follow as that of a Japanese citizen. And it is quite a tedious task to get your license in hand. Being a foreigner, we have to provide the Juminhyo (Residency certificate) and the…

Is Japan really expensive?

When people think about Japan particularly for living or a holiday, one of the most common ideas is the rumour that Japan is an expensive country. To some extent, of course, Japan cannot be considered a very cheap country. It is true that the price for property, transportation and education in Japan is quite high.…

KuruMania! Crazy For Cars Made In Japan

Japanese Cars Japan has astounded the world by the skills and expertise it possesses in car (kuruma) building. Toyota, Honda, Nissan and the list is endless. Along with Germany and USA, Japan is a leader in manufacturing good quality cars for various price ranges and with various facilities. Here is a list of the world…
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