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Feeling Olympic? Tokyo 2020 license plates ready - sadly for cars only

No hype in Japan can beat the Olympics. What the international contest brought to Japan historically is still reflected and celebrated in country's architecture, pride in sports and international relations. Olympics opened many doors and created new opportunities that would otherwise remain unimaginable. And the hype about the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is in full swing. 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games license plate design contest The Transport Ministry of Japan held a design contest,

Inawashiro Lake in Fukushima - shiny gem of Honshu motorcycle diaries

One of the most underrated places in Japan is quite surely Fukushima, an area that offers impeccable nature, delicious food and unique sights and people. To the outside world, the name of this incredible Japanese prefecture might send chills down the spine, as the media outside Japan reports anything connected to the 2012 earthquake and tsunami disaster with the nuclear power plant leak as the "Fukushima disaster". For 13,780 km² of Fukushima prefecture, this reputation serves as a great injust

Tickets for the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 on sale!

We previously wrote about the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight end of October. Ticket sales started today, and early-bird purchases offer a limited edition tickets for the Preview Day. On October 27th, a day before the official opening for the general public, 20,000 people will have an opportunity to visit tour the venue with a renowned Automotive Journalist. Visit and tour times and price Tickets sold from today cost ¥4,000 and offer 2 tours, first starting at

Most impeccable sights of Japan are not where everyone goes looking...

Being without a vehicle in Japan under any circumstances (living or traveling) is perfectly fine, as the urban infrastructure offers more than essentials for commuters. But once you decide to explore more than just the basics, it's clear that not having a ride limits your experience. It limits most travelers to wander around the 'Golden Route', visiting cities and sights overcrowded with tourists, and places everyone has seen on pictures hundreds of times. And while masses crowd towards Kyoto or

BEYOND THE MOTOR - 45th Tokyo Motor Show announced!

This year's Tokyo Motor Show theme has just been announced. The 2017 event will prioritize topics "BEYOND THE MOTOR", running for ten days from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight. Fans of Japanese motorized vehicles are in for a real treat, as all main 14 manufacturers and 15 Japanese brands confirmed their participation. In addition to Japanese showcases, 13 manufacturers and 19 brands from abroad will exhibit. In total they expect 150 companies from 10 count