The island nation of Japan is known for its lack of space and popular products are often ones that are efficiently designed to accommodate for that lack of space. So why in the world are sales of Hummers in Japan increasing
? Apart of the appeal, explains the Wall Street Journal video you can watch below the fold, is the difficulty of owning a Hummer
when Japan's streets are small, parking hard to find, off roading is often illegal, extra $1,000 tax for gas guzzlers, etc etc etc etc.
The Japanese Hummer owners have support groups
and compare the hassles of owning a Hummer to dating a difficult woman. "I broke out in a sweat every time I drove it" says Sadayoshi Ishi, who now only drives it to golf games. "I'm just waiting for a typhoon or big disaster to hit Tokyo so I can use my Hummer to rescue people," says Iwao Makino. WTF Japan?
[Source: Wall Street Journal]