Toyota Unveils Carbon Fiber-Bodied GR Supra Race Car for Super GT and DTM www.thedrive.com

Toyota Gazoo Racing announced that in 2020 the GR Supra will compete in Japan's Super GT Championship for the first time since 2006, where it will fight in the top-level GT500 class against rivals su…

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Toyota Showcases Sustainable Mobility for All With Solutions Designed for 2020 Olympics and Paralympics interestingengineering.com

Different models for different needsAccordingly, Toyota aims to deliver its mobility solutions with electric power for 90% of the vehicles used.
Toyota estimates it will deliver 3,700 products, inclu…

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Mazda's 1990s Eunos Cosmo Is Still Wilder Than Any Car On The Road Today jalopnik.com

It’s been decades and there is still no car like Mazda’s triple-rotor Eunos Cosmo, a vehicle more ambitious, more foolish and more amazing than many cars made since.
They’re extremely good folks with…

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Truck and train collision in Japan kills one, injures at least 34 www.theglobeandmail.com

One person died and at least 34 were injured on Thursday when a truck and an express train with 500 people aboard collided in Japan's second-largest city of Yokohama, setting the truck on fire and de…

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Japan's new bullet test train completed english.kyodonews.net

East Japan Railway Co. on Thursday unveiled to the media the completed test model for next-generation shinkansen bullet trains.
The 10-carriage ALFA-X train has a sleek 22-meter nose on the No. 10 ca…

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Uber Seals Its First Taxi Deal in Japan www.bloomberg.com

Uber Technologies Inc. has finally found a partner for its cab-hailing program in Japan, one of the world’s largest taxi markets.

A Fuji Taxi vehicle with the Uber logo.Photographer: Yuji Nakamura/Bl…

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Toyota to showcase advanced autonomous EVs at 2020 Tokyo Olympics japantoday.com

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it will introduce its e-Palette autonomous electric vehicles to transport athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, showcasing its latest self-driving and ze…

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Tokyo Wants People to Go to Work Earlier to Ease Train Crush www.bloomberg.com

Being pushed onto already jam-packed trains during rush hour in Tokyo is never a pleasant experience for commuters. It only gets worse during the humid summer months.

That’s why Tokyo Governor Yuriko…

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12 Ways to Make the Most of the Hakone Freepass blog.gaijinpot.com

For those looking to get away from busy Tokyo for a little while and explore the natural wonderland of Hakone, the Hakone Freepass is the perfect travel option. Simple, stress-free and excellent valu…

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RidRoid CanguRo is a kangaroo-inspired robotic personal mobility vehicle www.japantrends.com

Unveiled this week, the RidRoid CanguRo is a new robotic three-wheel personal mobility vehicle developed by Shunji Yamanaka from the University of Tokyo and Takayuki Furuta of the Future Robotics Tec…

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