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    Official: Honda rolls out new N-Box Slash kei car in Japan
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    Honda may not compete with the likes of the expanding Fiat 500 and contracting Mini families in the North American or European markets, but back home in Japan it has a whole series of retro hatchbacks, grouped together as part of its N series. And now there is one more. Called the N-Box Slash ...

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    Report: Nissan battery breakthrough to double Leaf EV range within a few years
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    The Tesla Model S might be the headline-grabber of the electric vehicle world, but the Nissan Leaf is the segment's secret star. With over 130,000 sold worldwide since its introduction and record sales in 2014, the little hatchback has helped its parents at the Renault-Nissan Alliance to sell ...

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    Official: Subaru launches STI-tuned Forester tS in Japan
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    Subaru Tecnica International, better known by its initials, STI, has finally unveiled its work at tuning the Forester into a higher performance machine. Unfortunately while tweaks to the suspension and styling are plentiful, it's not clear how much acceleration is going to improve from just a few ...

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    Official: Nissan will build just 45 examples of this 45th Anniversary GT-R
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    It's been 45 years since the release of the original Nissan Skyline GT-R, so to celebrate, the Japanese automaker has announced this special commemorative edition. Based on the newly updated 2015 Nissan GT-R in Premium trim, the 45th Anniversary edition is done up in a unique shade called Silica ...

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    Official: Mitsuoka manages to make Orochi even weirder with Evangelion edition
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    Sports cars don't come more bizarre than the ungainly Mitsuoka Orochi. We thought we were rid of the puckered-face, Toyota-powered Japanese oddity when Mitsuoka revealed the Final Edition earlier this year, but it seems the Orochi has a little more left to give of its awkwardness, as you can see ...

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    Video: Sports 800 is a progenitor of Toyota performance
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    There's an automotive axiom that claims it's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow. If that's the case, then pushing a Toyota Sports 800 around must be one of the most exhilarating experiences behind the wheel in the world. With just 800cc of displacement from a two-cylinder ...

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    Official: Honda slaps Legend name on JDM Acura RLX
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    It's been eighteen years since we last saw the Legend nameplate in Acura showrooms here in North America, but in Japan it's still very much alive as Honda's flagship sedan. And now the Japanese automaker has revealed the latest generation. Set to go on sale across Japan on January 22 - 30 years ...

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    Report: Lexus RC media event in Japan canceled over lack of interest
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    It's a good thing senior editor Seyth Miersma doesn't live in Japan, or he wouldn't have been able to snap a photo like the one you see here, of a fresh-off-the-line Lexus RC F on hand at a first drive for media. That's because Toyota's Japanese arm has outright canceled its RC press launch. ...

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    Video: Manga stylized Toyota Aygo takes on Godzilla
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    Japan has given the world so much to enthuse over. We're not sure the Toyota Aygo is necessarily one of them as much as, say, the Scion FR-S or Lexus LFA (especially since it's actually made in Europe), but for many Nipponophiles, the centuries-old artistic discipline of Manga certainly is. And ...

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    Video: WATCH: GoPro checks out Tokyo's automotive night life in stunning 4K
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    There's something bizarrely fascinating about Japanese car culture, especially around Tokyo. The metropolis packs people tightly together in a way that would seem to make owning any car tough. And yet, there's still enough enthusiasm around anything with an engine to support everything from wildly ...

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