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The Toyota i-Real concept chair proved an elusive target to photograph at the Toyota press conference yesterday here in Tokyo. In front of the chair and the stage stood throngs of Japanese press eagerly awaiting the emergence of Toyota chairman, Katsuaki "Ken" Watanabe, denying the shot to all but the highest-powered auto press photo lenses. Behind the i-Real and the rest of the concepts on display was what seemed to be an impenetrable wall of plastic sheets. Despite the odds, we managed to find one tiny chink in the plastic wall's armor. That's how we got the above shot, which stands as the best up-close shot of the day. But don't fear, all is not lost. We hear one of us got even more up-close and personal with the concept chair just a short while ago. Stay tuned.