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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 1:15pm 8/18/15 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 1:02pm 8/12/15 1:02pm

Can't Sleep? Watch Some Super GT Racing Live, Right Here, Right Now

One of the most awesome series in Japan is set to run Round 4 at Fuji Speedway at 1:40 a.m. EDT with full English commentary provided by Radio Le Mans (does that crew ever sleep?) and the folks at Nismo.tv. Here’s the live stream. Why snooze when you can watch more racing instead?
» 8/09/15 1:12am 8/09/15 1:12am

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 6:13pm 8/05/15 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 6:00am 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

Get Ready To Fight A Space Battle In Toyota's Brand New Gundam Auris

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. Toyota previews the brand new model Gundam tie-in Toyota Auris, Maruti Suzuki plans to release a number of new models in India, and we’ve heard from you what you want out of your Drift. » 7/20/15 6:40am 7/20/15 6:40am

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