Japanese cars

Farewell to a Car Fan Favorite: Mitsubishi Discontinues the Lancer Evolution

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has always been a favorite among car enthusiasts around the world. It was never the car with the best looks, or with the most luxurious interior. No, its concept was always much simpler. The Evo has always been about offering the best performance in a package accessible to Joe Average. The…

You Haven’t Seen Crazy Design Until You’ve Seen These Japanese Biker Gang-Inspired Cars!

Bosozoku is a term to denote the Japanese motorcycle gangs who modify their bikes and may sometimes indulge in violent gang activities. Japan has taken inspiration from these modified motorcycles and used the term bosozoku for their quirky and creatively modified cars. Bosozoku cars tend to be flashy and have exaggerated, over-the-top designs. Hot Wheels,…

Dekotora: Japan’s Soaped-Up Four-Wheel Masterpieces

Japan never ceases to amaze people around the world. Japan never stopped producing things which make lives better, convenient and even colorful. An example of this is the extravagantly decorated truck known as “dekotora” in Japan. It is an abbreviation for “decoration truck.” The term was coined by a model car maker, Aoshima Kyozai. What…

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…

Drifting: The Japanese Origins Behind the High-speed Sport

Drifting is a special technique used when driving which involves loss of traction of the wheels to the road. This sounds quite dangerous, but the key to drifting is to keep control of the car. This exhilarating form of driving is said to originate in Japan! Origins   No one truly knows when drifting started,…

Honda NSX: Japan’s Everyday Supercar

When you think of Japanese cars, the first words you might think of could be affordable, reliable, efficient. Not terms to typically describe vehicles like supercars which are known for their lavish performance and high price tag. However, back in the early 90’s, Honda was one of the first Japanese automakers to take that preconception…

Top 5 Race Circuits in Western Japan

Last time, we brought to you the top 5 race circuits in Eastern Japan, with a list of tracks you might get a chance to visit if you’re in the Tokyo area. Some of these race courses may take a full day to get to from the Kanto area, but for you real racing junkies…

Bored of Bland Rental Cars? Try These 4 Exciting Options!

If you’re interested in taking a road trip while in Japan but don’t want to opt for the mundane rental cars from the typical rental services, you’re in luck! Here’s a selection of unique cars you can rent in Japan. Keep in mind, some of these services may have age limits and may require special…

Let’s Go For a Drive! – Driving Manners In Japan

So, you finally got your Japanese driving license! Congratulations! Maybe you even used this Japan Info article to do so! Obtaining a Japanese driving license No, go forth and drive your best drive, but be aware of the manners! Some driving habits of the locals may confuse you at first, but eventually, you will get…

The Reasons Behind the Rise in Hybrid Cars in Japan

From January to June 2014, close to 540,000 hybrid vehicles were sold in Japan, a 35% increase from this same period in the previous year. In 2015, more hybrid models have been introduced to the Japanese market and the popularity continues to grow./ It’s been the same ever since the introduction of the original Toyota…