Courier company Yamato Transport has teamed up with DeNA to launch a self-driving car delivery service from March 2017. The driverless automobiles are branded with the distinctive black cat logo ...
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Last year we reported on a stunning series of concept mobility vehicles and musical instruments by Yamaha. Now Yamaha is back with more, though this time it is just their motoring arm. The two ...
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This article by David Ishikawa first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. The 44th Tokyo Moto Show started October 29th and is running through November 8th, so you still have time to check it out. Being ...
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While the Tokyo Motor Show is traditionally the event of the year to show off new cars, automobile makers also love to present their latest concepts and other mobility-themed ...
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After over a month of feverish speculation and excitement after Japanese luxury carmaker Lexus unveiled a teaser trailer for a working hoverboard, a video showing the gadget in action is finally ...
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Over the weekend, Yamaha demonstrated that it doesn't just make keyboards and bikes. The "Two Yamahas, One Passion" exhibition at Roppongi Hills showcased prototype musical instruments and ...
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At Ceatec Japan 2014 last week Denso Corp showcased a prototype mobility device for transporting babies and light luggage that can be controlled by your smartphone or tablet. The X-mobility can ...
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This article by Greg Lane first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. While it’s great not needing to own a car in Tokyo (with all the incumbent expenses) there’s no question that it can be fun or ...
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When in Rome, as the saying goes. And so when in Kyoto, wear a kimono. There's nothing pretentious about getting into "costume", so to speak, and exploring Japan's old capital in a kimono. It's ...
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Toyota has once again collaborated with Znug Design to produce another fun Camatte booth for the Tokyo Toy Show. Following the Camatte's first appearance in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the fair ...
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walking bicycle club is a new brand of electric bicycle developed by automotive parts manufacturer Katayama Kogyo in cooperation with caliber designers like Shuwa Tei and Kenya Hara, and other ...
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Japanese drivers will be celebrating the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on their cars with special license plates. All the boxes have been ticked here. Mt Fuji? Yes. Cherry blossom? Yes. Perhaps the only ...
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While the crowds were flocking to see the latest innovations in the Japanese automotive industry for the Tokyo Motor Show, there was another big car event in Odaiba last week. As Nissan and Toyota ...
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Showcased at last week's Tokyo Toy Show 2013 was the Camatte57s, a concept car by Znug Design for Toyota. The brainchild of Kenji Tsuji and Kota Nezu, the minimal Camatte57s is not only designed ...
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Recently showcased at an expo in Nagoya, Hirobo's new helicopters can travel up to 100km/h (62mph) and fly for 30 minutes at a time. Being electric it is also very quiet and there are one-seater ...
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