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Despite Pacifica PHEV, Honda's New Gas-Electric Minivan Only Available In Japan

The new Odyssey Hybrid minivan is a good deal in Japan, where it starts at just $31,235, but it won't be sold in the US.

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Assembly Will Stop For A Week

Toyota will suspend all auto production in Japan for a week because of a steel shortage.

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The company is also pulling out of the Indonesian market. Ford failed to make a dent in market share in either country. Employees were notified via email.

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Toyota has a team of anime girls in Japan to sell the fourth-generation Prius in Japan through some bizarre advertising. The characters personify every bit of the car, including the engine, soundproofing, and the door chime.

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APR Racing's Toyota Prius GT300 racer is set to take on the competition in Japan's SuperGT series with a new, aggressive look and a 3.4-liter V8 hybrid.

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GM and Honda may take a major step forward in their shared development of hydrogen fuel cell technology by opening a joint factory.

The 25-year import law stinks. But as we flip our calendars to 2016, the class of 1991 is now eligible. Here are 17 not-for-US cars we're dying to bring over.

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Toyota's budget brand Daihatsu is heading to the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon with concept coupe and shooting brake versions of the little Copen roadster that make us wish we could get one even more.

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Two classic F1 cars and a fleet of performance machines challenge a Japanese mountain road in this amazing video.

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Toyota's tuning division GRMN has done up a special version of the sports car we know as the Scion FR-S with a number of key enhancements. Shame it's only a limited edition exclusively for sale in Japan.

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This stunning drift battle pits Vaughn Gittin Jr in a Ford Mustang against Daigo Saito in a Lamborghini Murcielago through an abandoned Japanese resort.

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One of the perks of driving for a major manufacturer like Honda is the chance to sample varied racing machinery. And that's just what Fernando Alonso did at Motegi this past weekend.

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One of Takata's largest investors sold off its shares after losing confidence in the company's management during the airbag crisis. The execs refused to answer questions or provide a plan to fix things.

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Like the US, Japan will ban certain Takata's airbag inflators from vehicles in development, and phase them out of vehicles in production currently.

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Japan will test its first stealth fighter early next year as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe maintains a policy of muscling up the country's self-defense forces.

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Nissan is getting some unexpected assistance from its Japanese labor union in its ongoing battle with the French government.

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Refueling Standards Viewed As Key To Fuel-Cell Vehicle Adoption

Japanese automaker wants the government to figure out its refueling-station regulations as soon as possible.

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Internal Takata documents reveal that from 2000 to 2010, US engineers raised concerns about altered data from airbag inflator tests.

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Toyota will recall 1.6 million vehicles in Japan and Europe to replace their passenger-side Takata airbag inflators, but the problem doesn't affect vehicles sold in the US.

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Subaru and Toyota now have a patent on the design for the STI Performance Concept in Japan, and that may suggest a more thrilling road car on the way.

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Nissan has begun testing its Leaf-based autonomous car prototype, not on private property, but on Japanese inner city roads and highways.

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