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    Video: Ever wonder how to really pronounce Japanese automaker names?
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    People tend to get very set in their ways when it comes to the pronunciation of words. Just look at the endless debates over whether or not to say the final 'e' in Porsche (which you should in terms of correct German enunciation). Or the argument about whether to follow the British convention and ...

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    Report: Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW
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    "It may fly within Japan, but not globally," VW's Shoji said. It's long been battered into our beleaguered auto writer brains that the ultimate future source of motivation for tomorrow's cars and trucks is not gasoline, diesel, electricity, natural gas, propane or solar power – it's the ...

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    Official: Toyota highlights JDM Mark X with special Yellow Label edition
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    Never heard of the Toyota Mark X? That's because the Japanese automaker only sells it in its home market (and in China as the Reiz). It's a rear-drive (or all-wheel-drive) sports sedan about the size of a Lexus IS, whose existence is probably why Toyota will never bring the Mark X to North ...

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    Official: Toyota celebrates 30th anniversary of Land Cruiser 70 with Japan rerelease [w/videos]
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    It's a common refrain among auto enthusiasts to bemoan the current models being sold for being overly complex and expensive and to wish that automakers would just make vehicles like the old days. Sure, they might not have been as safe or efficient, but there was often a certain rugged simplicity ...

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    Official: Subaru WRX S4 gets big power bump in Japan, but not in US or Canada?
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    A month after originally teasing it, Subaru is finally unveiling its WRX S4 model for Japan. It's a bit more than just a plush take on the sport sedan, because Subaru is fitting a more powerful version of the 2.0-litre, turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine than we get on this continent. The ...

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    Official: Daihatsu Copen reborn with configurable bodywork [w/video]
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    It was a little bittersweet when the original Daihatsu Copen ended production in 2012. Granted, we never got the tiny roadster in North America, but knowing that it was out there somewhere just made the automotive landscape a little better. It didn't take the Japanese automaker long to see the ...

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    Video: Pharrell Williams' Happy gets a JDM tuning twist
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    We have to come clean. We're kind of getting tired of Pharrell Williams "Happy" song. As great as it is, you can't help but hear it play at least once per day, be it on the radio, on TV, online, or on your Gameboy Colour. It just gets old ya know? All that noise aside though, this video is ...

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    Report: Asian automakers still reluctant to use more aluminum
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    There's a logical progression of technology in the auto industry. We've seen it with things like carbon-ceramic brakes, which use to be the sole domain of six-figure sports cars, where they often cost as much as an entry level Toyota Corolla. Now, you can get them on a BMW M3 (they're still ...

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    Report: How Toyota's neighbour delayed 23,000 of its deliveries
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    Don't you just hate when your neighbours' mess becomes your problem? Toyota certainly has good reason to be upset, after an dirty mishap at a steel mill delayed thousands of vehicle exports from its nearby port in Nagoya, Japan, (pictured above) by as much as a month. The messy situation ...

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    Video: Study finds out which country makes the best new cars
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