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    Report: Next Lexus RX previewed with JDM Toyota Harrier?
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    Japanese site CarWatch has revealed images of the next-generation Toyota Harrier, known to US and European buyers as the Lexus RX. The new model features a considerably more aggressive fascia in keeping with some of the latest Lexus design trends, while the back features a pair of wide, ...

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    Official: Honda reveals next-gen Fit Hybrid
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    Psst! Remember late last month when we showed you those Japanese magazine scans purporting to show the next Honda Fit? The ones with the markedly more aggressive snout and Cuisinart-blade alloys? Yup, they were the real deal, but they weren't the standard model, they were images of the new ...

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    Official: Subaru unveils catchily named WRX STI tS Type RA in Japan [UPDATE]
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    We feel safe in saying it's time for Subaru to step away from the keyboard for a spell. The company just unveiled this new WRX STI tS Type RA in Japan, and while the car features all sorts of tricks to help it stand out from the rest of the WRX rabble, it also boasts a name that looks like the ...

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    Official: Nissan announces latest updates for GT-R [w/videos]
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    As another model year approaches for the Nissan GT-R, another round of improvements are being made. Rather than simply bumping up the horsepower, Nissan has decided to make refining changes to its supercar, which was recently unveiled in JDM spec for the 2013 model year. Rather than milking more ...

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    Official: Honda drops full details about incredibly adorable N-One
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    Honda Japan has dropped all of the savory details about its new Kei car, the cute 'n cuddly N-One. The N-One builds on the JDM-only N line for the automaker, which already produces an N Box and N Box+ for Japanese consumers. The boxy Kei car will offer two powerplants displacing 660cc each, one ...

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    Report: Fresh-faced 2014 Subaru Forester revealed in JDM brochure scans
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    Upon its introduction for 2008, we couldn't help but feel that the third-generation Forester was perhaps Subaru's most attractive design effort in many, many years. While there was little that was groundbreaking about the design, its simple two-box shape was – and is – clean and free ...

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    Nissan Note website brings flipbooks into Internet age
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    How would you translate a flipbook animation from paper to the Internet? The Nissan Note has an idea. To promote features like the new hatchback's's fuel economy, roominess, and bird's-eye view camera, the car's Japanese website has a four-page digital flipbook that animates when you scroll down ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi to borrow Diamante successor from Nissan
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    Mitsubishi owners and car enthusiasts may recall a model called the Diamante. It was the Japanese automaker's flagship luxury sedan until it was discontinued in 2004. But now the time appears ripe to bring it back – in the Japanese domestic market, at least. Rather than develop its own ...

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    Video: JDM Legends explains love of cars from the Land of the Rising Sun
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    JDM Legends may be based in the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah, but the company's heart clearly belongs to Japan. The garage, run by shop manager Eric Bizek, is a slice of classic Japanese heaven in the middle of America. Skylines, Celicas and 510s are parked in various states of restoration ...

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    Official: Nissan offers rebadged Mazda5 in Japan as Lafesta Highway Star [w/video]
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    When is a Mazda5 not a Mazda5? When it's a Nissan. Only it's still a Mazda5 even when it's wearing a different badge. The two Japanese automakers have entered into an arrangement whereby the latter supplies the former with lightly facelifted versions of its latest minivan, and presto! We've got ...

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    Fiat rolls out limited edition 500 Pop-Bi in Japan
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    Want to get your hands on the latest special-edition Fiat 500? Don't book your flight for Malpensa – head to Japan instead, where the Italian automaker is offering this limited-run Pop-Bi edition. Characterized by its yellow and black paint, the Fiat 500 Pop-Bi is available with either a ...

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    Video: Evil hay bales reach out and flip Subaru in front of cameraman
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    Our brothers from the Great White North happened across a video featuring a few extremely evil hay bales. How evil? Really evil. Like so evil that you would say it was E-VEEL, like they are the FRU-ETS of the DEV-EEL. So evil, in fact, that these compressed bunches of overgrown grass decided to ...

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    Subaru WRX STI Spec C launched in Japan
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    Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lighter, more responsive engine performance and increased stiffness – three descriptors that provide the basis of information regarding the all-new Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C. We supposed we could also throw in ...

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    Toyota reveals new JDM Vitz - that's Yaris to you, fellah
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    2012 Toyota Vitz/Yaris – Click above for image gallery
    Never heard of the Toyota Vitz? It's one of the auto giant's biggest sellers in the Japanese Domestic Market, accounting for over 1.4 million units since its introductory model in 1999. But the compact hatchback isn't exclusive to ...

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    Subaru teases JDM-only Impreza WRX STI tS with carbon fiber roof
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    Our Japanese may be a bit rusty, but our eyes work just fine. So it was hard to miss this teaser image for an upcoming version of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI tS sporting a carbon fiber roof. When we click to the English-language portion of the site the image and information disappears, so we don't ...

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    New Nissan Serena minivan unveiled in Japan
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    Nissan unveils its new JDM minivan, the Serena – Click above for high-res image gallery Nissan has pulled the wraps off its updated Serena minivan, a feature-packed people mover that's only sold in the Japanese market. For the past three years (2007 to 2009), the Serena has been the ...

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    BMW releases Japan-only 120i Performance Unlimited
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    2011 BMW 120i Performance Unlimited – Click above for high-res image
    Typically, JDM-only models are made by Japanese automakers. Someone apparently forgot to tell BMW, however, as the German automaker has just launched the third in a recent line of Nippon-specific special ...

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    Report: Honda to kill off Acura RL/Legend globally, discontinue gas Civic models in Japan [*UPDATE]
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    2010 Acura RL – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Word coming from Japan's Nikkei business daily (as reported by Reuters) indicates that Honda has finally decided to discontinue the slow selling Acura RL and its Japanese market counterpart, the Honda Legend. Ostensibly the flagship of ...

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    BMW delivers pair of JDM specials - Mini Savile Row and X6 Performance Unlimited
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    Japanese-market Mini Saville Row – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Black is the new black, at least when it comes to the special edition Mini Saville Row for the Japanese market. The black-as-deep-space hatch with the black roof is accented by polished chrome 17-inch wheels, gas cap, ...

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    Report: Nissan Juke handily beating early sales projections in Japan
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    2011 Nissan Juke – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Nissan Juke may be a bit awkward-looking for our tastes, but first week sales in Japan show that quirky styling can lead to paying customers – at least in Japan. Local business daily Nikkei reports that Nissan sold 1,300 ...

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