Why is Japan awesome?

With today's horrific events unfolding in Japan, we're dedicating today's question to the awesomeness that is Japan sports cars and motorsports. What's the best evidence you can come up with for why Japan is awesome?

I'm going with Rauh-Welt, a Chiba-based tuning shop run by Nakai-san, an eccentric, Japanese genius whose obsession with American pop culture and German sports cars gives his 911 works a vibe that's both modern and historic, and functional — and ridiculously awesome. Sure, the cars aren't homegrown, but the aesthetic and attitude project that Japanese x-factor. And you?

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