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More From Japan: Dream Factory Blow and Kei Cars

Some automotive topics require a sort of detached objectivity and other are just so cool you can't help but cheer out loud and stare like a 15-year-old boy on a Brazilian beach. Dream Factory Blow look-alikes are definitely the latter. In Translogic Episode 9.1, we take a look at these reinventions of classic American vans and trucks.

Quick Spin: Mitsubishi i is a good car with a bad name

Mitsubishi i – Click above for high-res image gallery

Quick Spin: Mitsubishi i is a good car with a bad name

Mitsubishi i – Click above for high-res image gallery

Tokyo 2009: Daihatsu e:S plays small ball

Daihatsu e:S – Click above for high-res image gallery

Daihatsu wants to make hybrids electric cars

Daihatsu Copen - Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda AZ-Wagon micro-mini takes off in Japan

Mazda has just launched it's latest "Kei-class" car in Japan with the redesigned AZ-Wagon. The "Kei" cars are built to specifications defined by law in Japan that place limits on size engine displacement and power. Kei cars are limited to 660 cc of engine displacement and 63 hp along with a maximum length of 3.4 m. The new AZ-Wagon

Nissan 360: the Cube

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Cube.

New York 2008: The Mitsubishi i is A-OKei

Click image for a high-res gallery of the turbocharged Mitsubishi i

Mitsubishi i confirmed for sale in the UK

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Everything's O-Kei: New Daihatsu Move introduced in Japan

Another day. Another kei. This time, it's Daihatsu, which has released a redesigned version of its Move minicar. Available as the subdued Move or the more sporty-looking Move Custom (above), the car follows the usual kei formula: tiny outside, maximized space inside. In fact, the new Move boasts the longest cabin length and width available in a Japa

Honda recalls 270,000 vehicles in Japan and elsewhere

Honda announced yesterday that they would recall 270,000 vehicles throughout Japan and China. The two vehicles affected by the recall are the Odyssey minivan and Life kei car.

Mitsubishi releases the i Limited in Japan

On Tuesday, Mitsubishi followed up the i (eye) Play with a second special edition of its nifty new kei car.