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This Is Why You Don't Lose Your Ticket To A Japanese Parking Garage 

It goes without saying that one should try very hard not to lose a parking garage ticket. Especially at the end of a night out. You never know how much of a hassle it will be when trying to exit, who you might have to track down to let you out, or how much extra you might have to pay. But Japan just might be the worst. » 7/28/15 6:00am 7/28/15 6:00am

The Night I Had An Initial D Mountain All To Myself

This isn’t the first time I’ve been to Mount Haruna (known as Mount Akina in Initial D), but it is the first time I’ve gone at night. To my surprise, other than a Nissan R-34 GT-R and a Mitsubishi Evo who left as I showed up, I had the entire mountain all to myself until the following morning. This is what it was like. » 7/27/15 5:00am 7/27/15 5:00am

Mugen Debuts Its Accessories For A Tricked Out Honda N-One Kei Car

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s highlights, Mugen releases its accessories for the Honda N-One kei car, Hyundai has plans to export its Indian-made Creta SUV elsewhere, and have we seen the first image of the new Infiniti Q30? » 7/22/15 7:15am 7/22/15 7:15am

Video: A day in the life of an airport

Here’s a time lapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of airplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful. » 7/19/15 2:16pm 7/19/15 2:16pm

This Japanese Magazine Has The Most Gorgeous Cover Art I've Ever Seen

A conversation with Patrick George last night turned to the subject of Japanese car magazines, so I showed him a couple of examples. When it came to the cover of Car Magazine (the Japanese counterpart to the UK’s CAR Magazine), Patrick’s response was “God that is gorgeous.” Yeah, I know, and all the covers look this… » 7/16/15 5:00am 7/16/15 5:00am

Toyota Recalls 625,000 Prius Hybrids In Japan, North America, and Europe

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Toyota recalls 625,000 Prius Hybrids because of a potential software error and its union negotiates for a better family allowance, while Mitsubishi takes over a Ford plant in the Philippines. » 7/15/15 7:00am 7/15/15 7:00am

Modified Dodge Van Racing Is Totally A Thing In Japan And It Is Awesome

Sometimes the crazy racing Japan comes up with surprises even me, and I would definitely consider myself surprised (and yet delighted) to discover that a group of motorcycle racers came up with the idea of racing modified Dodge vans on the Ebisu Circuit. Yeah. You read that right. Dodge vans. » 7/15/15 5:00am 7/15/15 5:00am

Toyota's New Japan Only 'Yellow Limited' GT 86 Looks Incredible

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Toyota reveals the new 86 GT “Yellow Limited,” Chinese automakers find that international markets no longer want their cars, and Mitsubishi teases another vehicle America won’t get anytime soon. » 7/13/15 7:00am 7/13/15 7:00am

Hyundai's 'Import-Killer' Aslan Sedan Is A Total Failure In South Korea

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Hyundai Motor Group’s Aslan completely bombs in its home market, Honda and Mitsubishi both add to recall totals within Japan, and Mitsubishi’s headquarters makes changes to help its employees reach… » 7/09/15 6:30am 7/09/15 6:30am

Nissan Ad Seems To Promote Illegal Off-Roading In Japan's National Parks

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Nissan releases an ad which seems to promote illegal driving in a national park, South Korea’s tax law may allow abuse of corporate car registration, and China’s answer to Uber raised tons of cash. » 7/08/15 6:30am 7/08/15 6:30am