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Japan is famous for creating practical, reliable, and long-lasting vehicles. It’s not unusual to see a 20-year old Corolla still up and running in the road. If you look up which cars are most famous in Japan, you’d find that Toyota dominates the roads, followed by Nissan. But you’d be …

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Strange, but true: According to car-sharing service Orix, Japanese customers who rent their vehicles don’t even bother driving them. This was backed up by Times24.Co, a leading automobile sharing service provider with more than a million users. According to its survey, it discovered that some of its customers who rent …

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“Before, sir, it’s ‘talk, talk, talk’ and ‘plan, plan, plan.’ Now, it’s ‘build, build, build.’” This was according to Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, who was once quoted in the agency’s Facebook page about the Mega Manila Subway. So yes, it’s no longer wishful thinking–this “colossal infrastructure” is set …

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is often regarded as a muscular and well-composed Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). However, Japanese tuner Wald International wants to highlight ‘Sports’ in the acronym SUV. As a result, the Land Cruiser has transformed into a big sporty machine. At first glance, you can’t decide on what …

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You’re looking at the 2019 Toyota Corolla Sport, a hatchback that is both sleek and smart. However, this car is only available in Japan. But heck, this Corolla is a headturner and it could really put up a serious challenge to the Mazda 3 hatch that we have here in …

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It seems that this Toyota C-HR needs to undergo anger management due to its mean-looking aura. The C-HR’s aggressive exterior look is brought upon by the Japanese tuner, Wald International. Wald’s customization on this C-HR clearly leans on giving the vehicle a more striking and muscular exterior. It’s as if …

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Japan is a country that’s well-known for different things. Aside from the high speed bullet train, delicacies, and cherry blossoms, the land of the rising sun is famous for having disciplined citizens. This is because Japan is known for its politeness and good manners. We Filipinos are also respectful to …

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Tochigi Prefecture Nissan GT-R

The police department of the Tochigi Prefecture in Japan has a new addition to its fleet of police cars, and no, it wasn’t the typical Toyota Crown you’d see on the streets–it’s a brand-new Nissan GT-R. Reportedly donated by a resident of the prefecture, the GT-R was delivered to the …

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Shinzo Abe amd EU

The European Union (EU) decided to eliminate its 10 percent tariff on passenger cars made in Japan, just to see an envisaged bilateral economic agreement (EPA) push through. The deal allows both the 28-nation bloc and the world’s third largest economy to create the world’s largest open economic area. Aside …

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Driverless Robot Shuttle

The automotive industry as a whole understands that vehicle autonomy is the next logical step in transportation. Car manufacturers left and right are developing their own self-driving technologies and systems in a bid to be the first one to do so successfully. Likewise, many countries are readily embracing vehicle autonomy …

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The past has seen numerous ways the Olympic torch was lit. The best ones were during the 1992 Olympic Barcelona, where an archer shot a flaming arrow into the cauldron. Another was when Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic Flame in Atlanta in 1996; or where gymnast Li Ning seemed to …

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To commemorate the 50th year of Ferrari in Japan, the Italian supercar maker revealed a strictly limited series of bespoke cars, the J50. The Ferrari J50 is a two-seater, mid-rear-engine roadster that marks a return to the targa body style – evocative of several well-loved Ferrari road cars of the …

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