This delightful video of traveling to Japan is just so much fun to watch

Francisco Fuentes’ amazing visual diary of his trip to Japan is so awesomely captured and so well edited and so fun to watch that it makes me want to take a trip there immediately. It’s because every video in the series (there are 12 15-second videos) basically acts as a teaser for his time in that wonderful country. »9/24/15 6:09pm9/24/15 6:09pm

Dispatches from Hiroshima: lost in an NA Miata, at-speed in a LeMans-spec Lambo, up to my neck in Cosmos

It’s amazing where a bit of luck can land you. Over the last few days, I’ve found myself adrift without GPS on a sinuous bit of remote Japanese rural road, blitzing along in a Murcielago R-GT without ear protection, and the lone Westerner in a Mazda fan event numbering 1200 cars - and then Yojiro Terada broke out the… »9/24/15 1:11pm9/24/15 1:11pm

The trippy story of a Japanese rock singer turned professional killer

Karaoke, Japan, rock and roll, gummy bears, professional killers. I don’t really know what the hell I just watched but I couldn’t take my eyes out of it. The weirdness in this short film builds up and up and when you think it can’t possibly get any weirder something even more weird happens. »8/18/15 1:15pm8/18/15 1:15pm

Video Emerges Of Spec Ops Black Hawk That Crashed On Ship Near Okinawa

A 160th Special Operations Air Regiment MH-60M Black Hawk made a hard landing aboard the USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) about 20 miles off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, at around 2AM local time last night. Seven of the 17 individuals onboard the helicopter are reported to have been injured in the crash, with the other ten… »8/12/15 1:02pm8/12/15 1:02pm

New Documents Found Pointing To Japan's WWII Atomic Bomb Program

Seventy years ago, the United States dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan. At the time, the US was the only country with nuclear weapons. That wasn’t for a complete lack of effort on the part of other countries, however, and new documents found heap more evidence on Japan having a program of its own. »8/05/15 6:13pm8/05/15 6:13pm

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 6:00am7/28/15 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 5:00am7/27/15 5:00am