Matsuda Is How You Pronounce Mazda In Japanese

Ever wonder how Japanese car brands are pronounced in their home market? Unless you're Japanese, the answer is probably "I've kind of wondered about that." Well, kind of wonder about that no more. » 9/25/14 4:28pm 9/25/14 4:28pm

Three Japanese Dream Cars Are Being Auctioned At Pebble Beach

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is where some of the finest European and American vintage cars are showcased and auctioned to the world's elite. But what if you're a fan of cars from the Land of the Rising Sun? If so, you're in luck this year. » 6/20/14 4:15pm 6/20/14 4:15pm

The Hustler Is Real: Suzuki Built This Wonderhatch Of Pure Amazement

Back at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki unveiled the Hustler concept, a cute and wonderful utilitarian concept car. I liked it, and forgot about it. BUT OMG THEY ACTUALLY BUILT IT HOLY CRAP THIS THING IS AMAZING » 5/13/14 4:14pm 5/13/14 4:14pm

Watch Two Australians Go Nuts Over A Huge American Wagon In Japan

Full-size station wagons are still a reasonably common sight here in America, but they're totally alien in Japan, where these two Aussies found this rear-drive, V8 Caprice longroof. » 11/05/13 10:40am 11/05/13 10:40am

Take A Tour Of The Best Vintage Japanese Cars In The United States

One of the great things about living on the West Coast is how established the Japanese classic car community is. In many parts of the US, there's still people who laugh at the idea of a Japanese classic car show, but out in Long Beach this past weekend it was clear that Japanese 'nostalgic' cars are serious business… » 9/30/13 4:05pm 9/30/13 4:05pm

The Best Cheap Japanese Coupes Made

This is a Mitsubishi Celeste from the seventies. It's the last car we saw at this year's Geneva Motor Show before leaving the building, and we wanted it more than most new things around. » 3/19/13 3:55pm 3/19/13 3:55pm

Why Are Japanese School Buses So Much Better Than Our School Buses?

Remember going to school as a little kid? Specifically, think about that moment in the morning, waiting outside in the cold, barely awake and wondering if you actually did your math homework or just dreamed you did. Now picture seeing the school bus come lumbering down the street to collect you. What's the feeling in… » 2/04/13 4:00pm 2/04/13 4:00pm

Yet Another Sign of the Lexus LFA's Awesomeness

Have you ever noticed this angle on the LFA? Its ferocious price may preclude the car from ever becoming the Honda NSX’s reincarnation, but it sure is the Japanese supercar at its current, devastating best. Photo Credit: Máté Petrány » 10/25/10 9:15am 10/25/10 9:15am

Here’s Your $76,500 Platinum Toy Car

Tom Cruise’s $30,000 toy Indy racer for his kid? Please. Consider this: an all-platinum Datsun Fairlady Z created by a Japanese jeweller to mark the 40th anniversary of model maker Tomica and the Fairlady Z itself. » 3/19/10 4:00pm 3/19/10 4:00pm