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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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    STI-tuned Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT tS released in Japan
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    Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT tS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've grown quite fond of our long-term 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT over the past few months, but we can't help but be somewhat jealous of the STI-tuned Legacy that's just been released in Japan. Subaru's in-house tuning ...

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    Report: Nissan offering 2010 "model version up" kit to older JDM GT-R owners
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    2010 Nissan GT-R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you live in Japan, own a 2007-2009 Nissan GT-R and want all of the goodies the '10 model boasts, you're in luck. Select Nissan dealers in the Land of the Rising Sun will reportedly be more than happy to supply you with a "2010 ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi ASX obliterates first month sales goal in Japan
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    2011 Mitsubishi ASX/Outlander Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery
    What's popular in the Japanese home market isn't always an indicator of worldwide success; check out their obsession with dogs, for instance. On the other hand, the reason Mitsubishi's ASX has pulled down ...

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    Honda CR-Z enjoying high early demand in home market?
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    2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The new Honda CR-Z has only been on sale in Japan for two weeks, and already the automaker has received over 7,000 orders for the small hybrid. This represents about 60 percent of the 12,000 units that Honda anticipated to sell ...

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    Ralliart announces it is closing its doors... so what does that mean for Mitsubishi?
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    In a letter issued to its customers, Ralliart, a Japanese high-performance subsidiary of Mitsubishi, has announced that it is closing its doors. The company's business case has apparently faded, a victim of the wilting domestic aftermarket scene as well as its lack of continued motorsports ...

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    JDM Toyota Passo/Daihatsu Boon hatchlets get redesigned
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    2010 Daihatsu Boon – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The twin hatchbacks known as the Toyota Passo and Daihatsu Boon in the JDM sphere have been launched in their all-new guises. The Toyota version comes in two flavors, Passo and Passo + Hanna, the latter of which gets extra features ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus SC430 to end production in July with special edition "Eternal Jewel"
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    Much unloved by the automotive press and lately by consumers who haven't been buying them, the folding-hardtop Lexus SC430 is possibly ending its production run this July. To celebrate and honor the occasion, Lexus is releasing a special edition. Called "The Eternal Jewel," this special edition ...

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    Report: All 165 Lexus LFA supercars earmarked for Japan already spoken for
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    Lexus LFA – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We knew the new Lexus LFA was fast, but we didn't know just how fast until reports came in of the rapid rate at which wealthy Japanese customers are snapping it up. In the three months since the final car was unveiled, all 165 examples of ...

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    Keeping Up Appearances: Subaru launches JDM Impreza WRX STI A-Line Type S
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    Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line Type S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another day, another new special-edition Subaru Impreza. There are worse things, after all. This one, however, doesn't quite have the substance of the recently unveiled WRX STI R205. Whereas the R205 is a real ...

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    Mitsubishi releases updated JDM Outlander Roadest with unique look
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    2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Roadest - click for high-res gallery
    Normally when an automaker updates a model, even if it's just a quick cosmetic change, the earlier version is treated like cheek meat – nobody wants it unless it's a real good deal, and the dealers just want them gone. ...

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    VIDEO: The Fastest Yellow and Red - Best (and most ambitious) stop-motion diecast car film ever?
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    Fastest Yellow and Red -- Click above to watch video
    It took just one minute and 13 seconds into this video for us to scream "Epic!" In fact, we're not sure there's enough epic epicness in that single word to properly describe the epic proportions contained therein. This 1970's JDM homage has ...

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    Mitsubishi's new sub-CUV will be called RVR in Japan... what will it be called when it hits the US?
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    Mitsubishi RVR - click for high-resolution gallery
    Mitsubishi is dusting off and old name for its new compact crossover. The new RVR that will be released in Japan next spring is nothing like past Mitsus wearing the moniker, a model we knew here as the Expo LRV. The RVR shares the Mitsu family's ...

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    Accord Crosstour, JDM Odyssey, or JDM Accord Tourer - Which would have been your pick?
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    While we were in Japan last week for the Tokyo Motor Show, at least two American Honda officials expressed interest in bringing the automaker's Fit-based Freed MPV to the U.S. market. However, as we strolled the streets of Tokyo's Ginza district, another thought occurred to us when a JDM Odyssey ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Rear-wheel drive Toyota Mark X had us at "mite-suppressing agent"
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    2010 Toyota Mark X - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember back when Toyota actually offered rear-wheel drive cars? Sure, a production version of the FT-86 concept is on the way, and yes, you can get a Toyota-branded truck or plump for a Lexus that routes its power out back – but ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Godzilla Refined - Nissan shows revised GT-R
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    2010 Nissan GT-R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Without much fanfare (okay – zero fanfare), Nissan has rolled a tweaked version of its home-market GT-R onto the show floor here at the Tokyo Motor Show. While you're not likely to notice any exterior differences, JDM buyers ...

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    It's o-kei! Suzuki Palette SW introduced in Japan
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    2009 Suzuki Palette SW - Click above for image gallery
    You're Japanese. You have a family. You need a minivan. But minivans are freaking huge, Japan's streets are crowded, and you want something that's a lot smaller and can dart between lumbering dekotora lit up like Vegas. So, you look to a kei ...

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    Mazda releases 20th Anniversary Edition Miata for JDM faithful
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    20th Anniversary Mazda Miata -- Click above for high-res image
    Japan gets to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Mazda MX-5/Miata with a special edition for JDM buyers only. The Crystal White Pearl Mica roadster comes in two varieties: an RS soft-top with a 6-speed manual, and a VS hardtop with a ...

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    Toyota unleashes 2010 Prius Modellista aero kits
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    2010 Toyota Prius Modellista kits - Click above for an image gallery
    To coincide with the official launch of the 2010 Toyota Prius in its home market of Japan, the automaker has unleashed a whole slew of styling and performance upgrades available through Modellista, its in-house tuning arm. There ...

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