China Warns Navy Jet Over S. China Sea While Bombers Fly By Okinawa

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft flying near China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea was warned to turn away by Chinese Navy, which was all captured on video.. Meanwhile, 1,500 miles to the northwest, Chinese H-6K bombers flew through the Miyako Strait, just south of the Japanese island of… » 5/22/15 5:00pm Friday 5:00pm

Japan Plans To Deploy Missiles To Strategic Island Near Taiwan

Reports state that Japan is looking to further militarize Ishigaki-Jima with both surface-to-air and anti-ship missiles. Ishigaki Island is just 100 miles east of Taiwan and about 100 miles south of the highly disputed Senkaku Islands, putting it in a volatile yet strategic geographic position. » 5/19/15 12:22pm Tuesday 12:22pm

The 5 Strangest Things You Can Do At This Weekend's 'Enjoy Honda' Event

This weekend Honda Japan is hosting a summer festival all devoted to... well... itself. And while you could do all the normal stuff you would do at a show, like visit all the cool cars, or hang out with Honda’s adorable robot Asimo, there are also... stranger things you can do. These are five of the strangest... » 5/06/15 6:17am 5/06/15 6:17am

Charge Your EV When Buying Dried Squid, Green Tea At Japan's FamilyMart 

Do you drive a Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, or Toyota electric vehicle? Do you live in Japan? If you don’t, that’s too bad, because the legendary and true convenience of Japanese, uh, convenience stores, or “conbini,” just got even more, well, convenient. You can now “fill up” on electricity when you stop in. It really… » 4/16/15 10:15am 4/16/15 10:15am

Insane Crowd Funded Nissan Car Holds BBQ, Karaoke Machine, And Drone

Japanese automakers have been shoving all sorts of devices into vehicles, especially kei cars, for years now. We've seen many a wacky concept come out of design studios, and a surprising number of them have actually made it into production. Well, Nissan may have just taken it to a whole 'nother level with their new… » 2/28/15 12:05pm 2/28/15 12:05pm

Fun2Drive Winter Jam: Ice Driving Japan-style

Sometime yesterday evening I left my cozy warm home, to go spend the night in a tiny ski resort named Yachihokogen, in Nagano prefecture. I had this little trip planned for over a month now, when the owner of Fun2Drive, Chikara Yokoyama, told me he was organizing this little "get together" in the middle of nowhere! » 2/22/15 10:02am 2/22/15 10:02am

Project Honda Logo: Tanabe NF210 Lowering Springs Review

So, Torchy's got his bug, Doug has had his Ferrari (now will have GT-R?), Stef has her Porsche, and I have my Honda Logo TS. I have no idea what the heck Matt has (probably a type of Batmobile—Mattmobile?). The others? Uh... I should ask. In any case, we love each of our very different cars and that's what makes… » 2/01/15 10:15am 2/01/15 10:15am

2015 Honda N Box Slash: What It's Like To Drive A Funky Kei Car

Ever since Jason Torchinsky wrote up his piece on the N Box Slash (N/), I've been dying to drive one. Then I noticed that one of the dealerships nearby had one on display inside their dealership, and I knew I just had to give it a spin. Welcome to the very first Jalopnik East review, where I drive shit Torchy can't… » 1/24/15 12:00pm 1/24/15 12:00pm

Nissan Adding More "Ladies First" Dealerships In Japan To Target Women

A 2012 survey conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, revealed that women alone or jointly with their husbands, make the decisions on seventy-five percent of the major purchases. Nissan understands that car buying in Japan is not just a man's game and aims to cater to this powerful… » 1/23/15 4:52pm 1/23/15 4:52pm

Bringing Automotive Media to Okinawa

The Ryukyu Kingdom, a chain of islands south of the main island of Japan, is better known today as Okinawa. Today, it serves as a beautiful vacation destination for people of Japan and international travelers alike. However, along with the beauty and serenity of its white, sandy, beaches and crystal blue water, it is… » 1/11/15 12:31pm 1/11/15 12:31pm