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    Official: Toyota pimps out Esquire van for Japanese businessmen [w/video]
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    A few months back we reported on a dealership owner in Japan who was petitioning Toyota to make a luxury van. The problem, he reasoned, was that he couldn't take as many friends, colleagues and clients around with him in his Lexus LS, and his Toyota Alphard van wasn't luxurious enough. Well, it ...

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    Video: OK Go's latest amazeballs music video was paid for by Honda
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    When Honda unveiled the slimmed-down βeta version of its Uni-Cub last year, it might have thought the minimalist electric vehicle would find its most enthusiastic audience inside office buildings, where it would simultaneously lighten the load of worker drones and perhaps inject a bit of ...

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    Official: Toyota casts off in Ponam-31 motor yacht [w/video]
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    Some Japanese automakers focus purely on cars, while others dabble in all sorts of motorized transportation. Honda, for example, makes everything from motorbikes to jet aircraft. But while Toyota may be known principally for automobiles, it also makes a line of boats. And this is the latest. The ...

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    Video: Meet the master craftsmen behind the mighty Nissan GT-R in Japan
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    There's no doubt the Nissan GT-R, affectionately called Godzilla is one of the most incredible Japanese performance cars ever built. If that didn't already make this car special enough, you have to watch the video below as we meet the Takumi (master craftsmen) responsible for building the ...

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    Featured: Artist draws all over husband's Nissan GT-R with a sharpie... and it's awesome
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    In a sea of carbon copy rear-wheel-drive tuner cars with identical aftermarket esthetic modifications, NicoClub forum member Collen Kelton, aka 'GroundForceOne'' set out to do something a little different. Thus, the Time Attack "Sharpie Edition" Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R was born; created by none ...

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    Official: Toyota GT86 14R-60 shows how to do lightweight at a steep price
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    Toyota is finally making good on its Griffon concept from last year with this limited-edition 14R-60 that basically hops through the Toyota Racing Development catalog to imagine the ultimate lightweight GT86 (the continental relative to the Scion FR-S/Subaru BR-Z). Unfortunately, it's not coming ...

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    Motorsport: Race Recap: 2014 Japanese Grand Prix is wet, woebegone
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    Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in Japan on Sunday, causing a slow start to a very wet and strategy-heavy race, all of it overshadowed by the race-ending injury to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi. Before that, Nico Rosberg made the most of two days of dry running, leading two of the three Free ...

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    Motorsport: Jules Bianchi suffers head injury in Japanese Grand Prix crash
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    Safety in Formula One racing has come a long way over the past few decades, but accidents still do occur. And when they do, we're reminded of the inherent dangers involved in such a fast-paced form of motorsport. Our latest reminder has unfortunately come at the expense of one Jules Bianchi, ...

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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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