2009 Tokyo Motor Show May Be Canceled

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Automotive News is reporting the Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Association is debating canceling the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show due to the global financial crisis. Detroit Auto Show 1, Tokyo Motor Show 0. USA? USA? USA?

JAMA's executive director explained to Automotive News that "a couple companies are not in favor of organizing the show under these conditions, but that's not JAMA's opinion." A decision on whether to postpone the show will apparently be made by next month.

The 41st annual Tokyo Motor Show is scheduled to take place Oct. 23-Nov. 8. Press days are planned (at the moment) for Oct. 21 and 22. The theme was supposed to be "Fun driving for us, eco driving for earth" although we think it looks more like "Giant Godzilla bubble cars attack us, helium driving for earth's extinction." Either way, this is important news. Not just because of what it says about the current market conditions and how the same conversations happening here in Detroit are happening overseas. No, mostly because we wanted to head back out to Japan this fall for the harajuku girls. [via Automotive News]

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Jeff Glucker

In A.D. 2009

Carpocalypse was happening.

Toyota: What happen ?

Honda: Somebody set up us the bomb.

Nissan: We get signal.

Toyota: What !

Nissan: Main screen turn on.

Toyota: It's you !!

CHINA: How are you gentlemen !!

CHINA: All your sales are belong to us.

CHINA: You are on the way to destruction.

Toyota: What you say !!

CHINA: You have no chance to survive make your time.

CHINA: Ha ha ha ha ....

Nissan: Captain !! *

Toyota: Take off every 'SHOW'!!

Toyota: You know what you doing.

Toyota: Move 'SHOW'.

Toyota: For great justice.