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Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are partnering in Japan to offer up to $90,000 a year per station to subsidize the operation of hydrogen refueling stations. The program is expected to run through 2020 and could cost as much as an estimated $49 million.

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After having been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle Oxycodone into Japan, Julie Hamp has stepped down from her post as Toyota's Chief Communications Officer and most senior female executive.

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Japanese police reportedly raided Toyota's headquarters today, following the drug-related arrest of global communications boss Julie Hamp last week.

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Akio Toyoda, president of the Japanese automaker that bears his name, is personally backing Julie Hamp, the American businesswoman who was hired to run Toyota's global PR and reports directly to him, after she was arrested by police in Tokyo for the illegal importation of drugs into Japan.

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The Subaru Impreza is getting a hybrid variant in Japan on July 10. However, it's remaining exclusive to that market for the foreseeable future.

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Toyota Chief Communications Officer Julie Hamp has been arrested in Japan for allegedly being shipped a package of Oxycodone pills. The country's prescription drug laws are much more strict than in the US.

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Toyota's latest youthful Camatte concept is an open-top sport-ute with a central steering wheel that kids can really get behind at the Tokyo Toy Show.

Driving The Citroen C4 Cactus Whets Our Appetite For Exotic Victuals

The Autoblog team dream about the foreign cars they'd import to drive, if only the pesky laws didn't get in their way.

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Honda is recalling 340,000 vehicles in Japan for a further expansion of its Takata airbag inflator recall. A broadened campaign in the US is also possible in the future.

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Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru are expanding their global Takata inflator recalls by 715k. Many of these models are in Japan.

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Honda and Daihatsu are adding 5 million vehicles that need their Takata airbag inflators replaced, but none of these are in the United States or Canada. It brings the grand total of affected vehicles in these campaigns since 2008 to about 36 million automobiles.

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Finding Really Tight Parking Spaces Also Part Of Promotion

Toyota's i-Road electric concept vehicle contest includes a chance to 3D-print panels.

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Honda wants you to know that it's still dedicated to performance in a brief Japanese commercial simply titled I Like Sports, and the spot showcases much to get excited about from the brand.

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More Green For Green Tech

Toyota is preparing to sell $4.2 billion in special stock that would lock investors in for five years, but pay a higher dividend and could be sold back to Toyota at the issue price so investors wouldn't make a loss.

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Honda's Step WGN enters its fifth generation of transporting families around Japan, featuring a downsized turbo engine and an innovative split tailgate.

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Suzuki is recalling 2 million cars around the world, but the vast majority of the affected models were sold in Japan, and include a number of popular kei cars, as well as Japanese-built Chevy Cruze sedans.

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Honda is introducing a new Shuttle compact minivan to the Japanese Domestic Market, much smaller than the Odyssey we know but longer than a Fit/Jazz.

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The chief engineer of the Toyota Mirai doesn't think that there's a future in fast-charging EVs because they put too much strain on the electrical grid and have a short range. Unsurprisingly, he thinks the future is in hydrogen.

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An artist in Japan is dressing up as superhero Kamen Rider and riding a very cool, custom two-stroke motorcycle to stop drunk drivers.

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Mitsubishi is offering 1,000 Final Editions to send off the Lancer Evolution X in Japan, with upgraded equipment but without the concept's power boost.

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Subaru gives its Exiga seven-seat wagon a similar treatment to the Outback, but available exclusively in Japan, while we await a larger Tribeca replacement.

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