Japan

2012 THROUGH DUTCH EYES – WHAT A RIDE!

2013 is just hours away and here I am pondering about 2012. What a year it has been! It’s been a true roller coaster ride with some lows but with some very cool loops and turns! So where do I even start? Well, in Japan of course where I visited my first Tokyo Auto Salon.

EVENTS – ALLARD ON TAS 2012

After a short and restless night the time had finally arrived. My first Tokyo Auto Salon! Excited like a little kid who was promised a visit to the local candy store. Brimming with excitement we headed out early and the fun for me already started when we reached the parking lot at Makuhari Messe.

Drift Matsuri 2010 Autumn Video

An awesome video of this Autumn’s Drift Matsuri held on the Ebisu tracks. [vimeogallery] http://www.vimeo.com/16922457 [/vimeogallery] Autumn Drift Matsuri 2010 – Ebisu Circuit, Japan from Remi Schouten on Vimeo. This is a video that Remi Schouten did, you can find his blog here: http://okidokyo.com

Cosplay & JDM – Similarities?

Sometimes to better understand the tuning that goes on in Japan, you have to live and experience the culture of Japan. That was the premise of going to watch the Anime Matsuri @ the George Street Cinemas (In Sydney, Australia) for the 14th Japanese Film Festival’s Anime Matsuri. Matsuri simply translated means “festival”. Thus there …

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What is JDM?

Been thinking about this recently and i still need more thoughts on it. What is JDM? If you look at the Japanese scene you see a vast interpretation of ideas and concepts. But overseas you see something different. Is it purely the superficial representations in the form of wakaba leaf and Gramlights wheels? Or is …

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