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Automaker Will Have One Mirai To Show, One To Go (Test-Drive)

Toyota will open a special showroom in Tokyo for the hydrogen-powered Mirai fuel-cell vehicle.

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Only 76 Of 100 Likely To Be Ready In Time

Reuters reports that the Japanese government will probably not meet its target of having 100 hydrogen stations up and running by early next year. After the last deadline for financial subsidies passed, only 76 stations had been approved.

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With the consumer good's industry getting increasingly competitive, Japan's well known consumer brands like Sony are putting a bigger emphasis on supplying parts to automakers for the chance of higher profit margins.

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Nissan is helping uncover hidden worlds at the bottom of the ocean by teaming up with Japan's underwater exploration agency and putting its Around View Monitor system on rovers crawling the seabed.

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Model Will Gets Great Numbers, But They're On The More-Lenient Japanese Driving Cycle

Nissan will start selling the X-Trail Hybrid compact crossover in Japan in May.

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Japanese Buyers Still Need To Show Proof Of Parking, Charging Access

DVDs, movies and now the a plug-in car. In Japan, you can buy the BMW i3 electric vehicle on Amazon.

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Toyota introduces an updated Auris hatchback for its domestic market in Japan, packing a new 1.2-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine that promises to optimize both output and efficiency.

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STI Banishes Body Roll In Its JDM-Only Hauler

If you don't think that stiffened SUVs with bigger rubber and brakes can be a good time at the track, well, we'd encourage you to drive this Forester. Faster.

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Will Return To TT Zero With John McGuinness And Bruce Anstey

Mugen has lifted the sheet from its new Shinden Yon electric motorcycle. It boasts more horsepower than the bike it used to take the top two TT Zero podium steps last year, but it's also heavier. Will it be good enough to repeat that result in the face of stiffer competition?

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Tesla's Kurt Kelty To Battery Partners: 'I Need To Know You're On board'

Tesla executive Kurt Kelty gives a speech in Japan asking battery suppliers to take more risks to increase production. Tesla needs more batteries in order to make more cars and drive the price of batteries down.

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Honda has revealed the production-spec S660 roadster, a spitting image of the concept revealed 16 months ago, ready to pick up the Beat's mantle and hit showrooms... but sadly only in Japan for the time being.

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One-Year Program Will Test Urban Revitalization Impact of Car-Sharing EVs

Nissan will start car-sharing pilot program with two-seat electric vehicles in Yokohama, Japan.

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Toyota is boosting production of hybrids in Japan by 30 percent compared to 2014 levels, and the company wants half of its sales there to be electrically assisted models as soon as next year.

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Automotive News reveals that the Takata recall in Japan is nearly 70-percent complete, while in the US not even 12 percent of drivers have fixed their cars.

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Spy shots of the refreshed, 2016 Outlander sitting at port in Japan show the crossover with a new nose very similar to last year's Concept-S. The update officially debuts at the 2015 New York Auto Show in early April.

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Honda is reportedly prepping a new CR-Z and plans to offer some serious performance this time. In place of the hybrid in the US, it might get a detuned version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder from the Civic Type R and ride on the next-gen Civic platform.

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The Nissan version of the Renault Twizy, the New Mobility Concept, is going to be available for rent in the tourist coastal town of Shikano in Tottori prefecture, Japan, as seen in this video.

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Not Yet Available In China Or Hong Kong

Tesla announced today it is expanding its leased vehicle Resale Value Guarantee offer to Europe, Australia and Japan.

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It's official, boys and girls: Mazda has kicked off the start of production of the new MX-5 Miata at its Ujina plant in Hiroshima, Japan.

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A crowdfunding campaign in Japan is hoping to host several parties with the Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle in Japan. This custom e-NV200 boasts a full kitchenette, karaoke machine and deployable drone for an a emissions-free shindig.

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Japanese Automaker Touts Fuel Efficiency, Improving Reputation For Diesel Emphasis

Mazda says its CX-3 compact crossover will exclusively be diesel-powered in Japan.

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