Cars and Driving

How to Deal with Traffic Stops in Japan

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

If you choose to drive in Japan, at some point you will have to interact with the police; whether it’s a simple safety checkpoint, a traffic infraction, or worst case...[ Click to read more ]

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Nostalgic Car Festival

May 20, 2019 By Admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out the Gulf Nagoya Nostalgic Car Festival, which features classic rides.  There are no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse,...[ Click to read more ]

How to Get Your Car Inspected in Japan

Apr 22, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Over the years, we’ve told you about the process of getting a driver’s license and buying cars and motorcycles in Japan, but we’ve never gone into detail on the inspection...[ Click to read more ]

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Converting your Foreign License to a Japanese Driver’s License

Jan 01, 2018 By Ray Proper

Each prefecture in Japan has different rules and requirements for driver licensing. For the most accurate information please contact the licensing center in your area directly. You can find your local...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Motor Show 2017

Nov 01, 2017 By Admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out Nagoya Motor Show. There will be no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse, as well as other attractions such as special...[ Click to read more ]

45th Tokyo Motor Show

Oct 26, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

Japan's motorcar industry is one of, if not the most important exporter and revenue generator in the economy here. Brands like Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi are known all over...[ Click to read more ]

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Need for Speed: a Day at The Suzuka Circuit and Motopia Amusement Park

Aug 24, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is a nation for which the production of automobiles has driven (pun intended) its development and economy for generations, and as of 2014 there were more than 75 million...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Auto Festival

Jun 10, 2017 By

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out Nagoya Auto Festival, featuring newer, highly customized vehicles.  There will be no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse, as well...[ Click to read more ]

Storing Seasonal Tires at Home in Japan

May 30, 2017 By

So you got your tires rotated to either put on or take off those winter tires for the season, but now… what do you do with this pile of tires?...[ Click to read more ]

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Safe Driving Tips for Winter in Japan

Dec 20, 2016 By Jason Gatewood

Driving in Japan presents its own set of challenges, especially for those used to roads and traffic “back home.”  The most obvious challenge for many is that the traffic moves...[ Click to read more ]

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