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As export growth declines, Japan begins shipping fewer cars to U.S

Earlier in the day, August 16th, data released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) showed that exports have risen by 3.9 percent year-on-year for the month of July. Significantly below the expected 6.3 percent increase by economists in a Reuters poll. The rise for the month of July follows a 6.7 percent year-on-year gain for…

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Google Street View Car Motorcycle Crash 2

Rider Gets Caught Out By Google Street View Car!

Next time you’re out in the twisties and spy the Google Street View car coming your way, give it a wide berth…or end up like this guy. After this picture showed up on radar, we did a little research, and found out that motorcycle accidents within the immediate vicinity of a Google Street View car…

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Masaru Abe Wheelie 2

The World’s Longest Wheelie? 13 Hours Of One Wheeled Endurance!

Masaru Abe has just broken the record for the world’s longest wheelie. Taking 13 hours and covering 500 km (311 miles) in the process, Abe has obliterated the previous record. We’re talking about a continuous wheelie too. No breaks. No stretches. No galvanizing or inspirational team talks. Just good old fashioned “get up and go.”…

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Trick Star’s White H2R Makes 385 km/h

Remember Trick Star’s white Kawasaki Ninja H2R? Well, not only did it look the part but a video has surfaced of it clocking an incredible speed of 385 km/h (239.9 mph). According to the rider, Ryuji Tsuruta, it could go faster. When we first saw Japanese-based Trick Star’s Kawasaki H2R makeover, we were too blown…

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Japanese Student Steals GT-R, Swaps Plates with Mom’s Car, Wins Drift Contest

Yesterday the Osaka Police announced the arrest of a 20-year-old university student from Funai for the theft of two sports cars, one of which was used to win an event on the Inagawa Circuit. The third-year male college  student has been charged with the theft of a Nissan GT-R from the parking lot of a vehicle…

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15 Insane Traffic Laws From Around The World

Traffic laws are pretty much standard across most of the world, but then you encounter weird regulations specific to one area. Here are 15 of our favorites. 1. DUI in Japan So apparently in Japan it is against the law to be an idiot. Who else but an idiot would you ever get in a…

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Toyota AE86. Drifting Legend.

The Toyota AE86. Godfather of Drift.

Who among our readers know of the world of Drifting? How many of you out there have taken the time to sit down, and watch the Formula D Championship series? Turned up the volume, and enjoyed the plumes of smoke that billowed off of the tires that were screaming bloody murder. Well, here's what. Do any of you…

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