Scenes From The 2014 Tokyo Classic Car Festival

Photographer Ken Ishii visited the 2014 Tokyo Classic Car Festival near the very famous Meiji Shrine (which is next to the fashion area of Harajuku). His shots are amazing and well worth the potential load times. Personally, I like the yellow BMW Isetta the best. » 11/30/14 11:50am 11/30/14 11:50am

Rent Go-Karts in Tokyo's Geekiest Neighborhood

Ah yes, Akihabara. When you think of Tokyo's "Electric Town", you probably think of retro game shops, arcades, and a sea of anime, manga, and collectible figurines. Add go-karts to that list. » 4/19/13 8:00am 4/19/13 8:00am

Take A Walk Through Tokyo's Dense Car Culture

I was just in Tokyo on Important Jalopnik Business, and, as always, I was thinking about you, my readers. Aside from writing "Mrs. Jason Jalopnikreaders" over and over again on my notebook, I made a point to take a stroll through Tokyo so I could give you a glimpse of the very unique carscape of this huge, dense city. » 10/02/12 6:00pm 10/02/12 6:00pm

Tokyo’s New 'Dinosaur' Bridge To Nowhere

You're looking at Tokyo's newest landmark, the 'Dinosaur' Bridge. Officially known as the Tokyo Gate Bridge — providing a link from the capital to a landfill — it shows what actually happens when a government succeeds in spending $1.4 billion on a bridge to nowhere. » 2/13/12 12:30pm 2/13/12 12:30pm

This Man Fought Toyota For Stealing His Hybrid Tech And Won

Alex Severinsky, a Soviet emigrant who began his career developing antitank-warfare instrumentation, patented a system for powering gas-electric hybrids in 1994. Toyota used his system for the Prius without permission or payment. Until this week. » 7/21/10 2:35pm 7/21/10 2:35pm

I Flew On The World's Largest Airliner

Miklós Tallián caught the first flight of an Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet ever built, from Tokyo to Frankfurt. This is what it's like to fly on one of the world's most complex aircraft. —Ed. » 7/14/10 4:00pm 7/14/10 4:00pm

New Honda CR-Z Concept Steps Closer To Production, Gets Manual…

At the Tokyo Motor Show the latest Honda CR-Z Hybrid concept has debuted along with news of a production debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Yes, the compact pocket-rocket will return, complete with a manual transmission. » 10/21/09 6:10am 10/21/09 6:10am

Toyota FT-86 Concept: The AE86 Is Back In The Red, Metallic Flesh

We've seen the Toyota FT-86 for a couple of weeks, carefully dissected the delicious, metallic red sports car in any way we can, but now we've actually seen it in the flesh and Toyota's got some serious hotness here. » 10/20/09 11:34pm 10/20/09 11:34pm

The Tokyo Motor Show Will Rise With The Sun

The Tokyo Motor Show is nearly here, but it's already 11:30 PM in the city so journalists and automakers are grabbing their last few hours of sleep. Follow the Tokyo Motor Show tag for more info. » 10/20/09 10:30am 10/20/09 10:30am

New Subieyota FT-86 Sketches Emerge

The first sketch of the Subaru version of the Toyota FT-86 came out a year-and-a-half ago, but now we get more than just a look at its hiney in these leaked-straight-from-Japan sketches. » 10/08/09 3:00pm 10/08/09 3:00pm

Toyota FT-86 Concept: Design, Dissected

The Toyota FT-86 Concept is an exciting step forward for the vanilla automaker, blending cues from the past (the Toyota AE86) with hints of ToMoCo future. We dissect the design below to see how they've accomplished this delicate feat. » 10/06/09 4:00pm 10/06/09 4:00pm

Toyota FT-86 Concept: Behold, The New AE86

A joint Toyota/Subaru sports car project has been in the works for what feels like forever. Now, finally, here's the first look, a heavily production-based concept called the Toyota FT-86 set to debut this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. » 10/06/09 8:30am 10/06/09 8:30am

Inside the Tokyo Traffic Center

Our brother site unnaturally obsessed with shiny new toys has a cool gallery up of the Tokyo Traffic center. Apparently it's a place where a team of dedicated compulsive-obsessive bureaucrats work round-the-clock to make sure the city's ginormous infrastructure of roads and twisting mess of highways don't grind to a… » 12/31/07 9:15am 12/31/07 9:15am

Down On The Tokyo Street: Nissan Gloria Woody

We've been getting quite a few DOTSBE photos from readers lately, with the Denver 944 Cabrio and New Orleans Rusty Impala being a couple of recent examples. Today we head across the water to Tokyo, where intrepid British globetrotter Rust-MyEnemy had his camera ready for action when he spotted this fugitive from the… » 11/16/07 2:15pm 11/16/07 2:15pm

Down on the Tokyo: The Chevy MW Is The Opel Agila

As we continue to clean out our CompactFlash cards, we've found another piece of metal from the Tokyo streets. Here's the perfect example of a city car produced by the General that they just don't build or sell over in this here part of the globe. This five-door 'merican Revolution is the Chevy MW, and it's a… » 11/05/07 9:45am 11/05/07 9:45am