Interview with Haruka, Harley Davidson booth model at Tokyo Motor Show 2017

We spent a lot of time hanging around the Harley Davidson booth at the Tokyo Motor Show. What differentiates their presentation from others is the strong brand identity and pride expressed by all booth staff - even the models. We talked to Haruka about her drive for Harleys and modeling career: Haruka models only for Harley Davidson, and when Kazuto wanted to take a picture with her, she moved to give him the rider spot privilege. That’s fine, I’ll take the pillion... I don’t have any expe

Honda RoboCas Concept turned Tokyo Motor Show into a party

Honda presenting its RoboCas Concept At Tokyo Motor Show 2017, Honda transformed their small-sized electric mobility concept RoboCas into a DJ booth. RoboCas Concept is a cute cargo bot that can follow you around while hauling  whatever you like in its large, customizable carrying space. It can be an autonomous cooler or a portable DJ booth. It's primary role would help people open pop-up restaurants or shops, but while Honda transformed cars into a DJ mixing booths many times before, we could

Moto Japan gripping rider: Tomoki Azuma

One of the great things that riding brings is the opportunity to meet exceptional people on the road. While everyone shares a common hobby, each rider is exceptional and fascinating. Every single one of us shares the love for the road and the feeling of freedom, but each motorcycle lover is unique in their drive, motivation, style and life beyond the motor. Fascinated by riders of Japan, we decided to add regular interviews with some of most enchanting riders that can be met on streets across Ja

What to do in the case of a traffic accident in Japan

Returning from Karuizawa last night, my Ninja had a very intimate experience with a tank truck. Crossroad crash happened due to larger number of bikers taking off from the beginning of the queue in front of a tanker. Being last in the biker group to take off, and being slow doing so, the overworked driver that was just returning home from a long work trip around Honshu didn't see me at all. His window was too high, and my bike was too close to him, that when he first hit me, he didn't even reali

Clearing minds and filling bellies along the melodic Venus Line

Summer hasn’t been easy on us this year. Work was busy, and weekends were marked by bad weather. We initially planned to take a month off to do a big “Tour de Japon”, but I was engaged in organization of a large event, and consequently, we didn’t have summer vacation. My event took place last week and it adhered to Kazuto’s stressful days at work. We barely saw each other during that time, and it’s accurate to say that we practically didn’t talk to each other. We left the home earl