Author Archives: Kevin San

Giga Pudding FAQ

It is a little-known fact that JNC Magazine correspondents are, in fact paid in ramen and Giga Pudding. But outside of the JNC editorial team, there has been very little said about this mysterious dessert, except for what can be … Continue reading

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More J-Nostalgic Wheel Frenzy

Hot on the heels of Slappy’s Wall of Wheels Wallpaper we came across these vids of cool J-Nostalgic wheels from Youtube user Zeppann13J.  More video after the jump!

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Friday Video: Seibu Keisatsu Pursuit Car Bonanza

If there was one video, one single clip, with the Skyline Japan Machine-X, the 280ZX Super-Z, and not one but three DR30 Skyline Machine-RS pursuit cars in it, would Youtube… nay, would the fabric of the internet itself be able … Continue reading

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Friday Videos: More SA22C Love

Since our post earlier this week was pretty popular, we thought we’d round out the week with some more old school SA22C RX-7 love. Here’s a couple of vids. This first vid is from Japanese video car magazine Video Option. It … Continue reading

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RX-7 Lovin at 22C Works

One of the cars that seems to have been a little left out by the whole J-nostalgic movement is the SA22C RX-7 (or FB as you’d know it in the States).  It seems to straddle the 70s era of fender … Continue reading

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The Teletubbies Were Never This Hard Core: JDM Giant Furry Kids Show Characters Go Drifting

Well as all you japanophiles know, Japanese TV really exists in its own parallel universe. So it shouldn’t surprise that even kids shows in Japan will have you scratching your head as to what the heck is going on.  But in … Continue reading

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I Feel the Need: Need For Speed SHIFT

One of the oldest and most well loved series of racing games is Need for Speed.  And like all the latest generation driving games, the next NFS game, Need for Speed SHIFT, promises even more amazing graphics and immersive gameplay.  … Continue reading

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The Little SUV That Could: Suzuki SJ10

Up until the mid 80s, Suzuki made little 4×4 jeep-like things which were more military than civilian. They had a fierce reputation for being unstoppable go-anywhere beasts, due to their lightweight contruction, generous ground clearance and tiny size. Check out … Continue reading

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Back When Men Were Men… etc.

Yesterday’s post about the Lancer 1600GSR rallycar go to thinking about Japanese rally successes in the 70s. Here’s a clip of the 1979 World Rally Championship, which was contested by a rich variety of cars. On the one hand you … Continue reading

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Isuzu Trucks Can Do Wheelies (Results May Vary)

Back in the day, Isuzu wasn’t shy about doing outlandishly extreme commercials for its sometimes mundane products.  This reaches a zenith with these commercials for the mid 80s Forward truck.  More after the jump.

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Billet Aluminium Hakosuka Skyline

For those of you who are looking to upgrade from Choro-Qs…here’s your chance! It’s a billet alloy KPGC10 Skyline.  And if you have to ask, no you can’t afford it.  Details after the jump.

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Nostalgic Drift!

Alexi, a good friend of mine runs the excellent Nori Yaro – Japan Car Life Blog. An expat Australian in Japan, Alexi’s living the life drifting and immersing himself in grassroots car culture over there.  Last weekend, he spotted this … Continue reading

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JDM Workshop Spotlight: Carcraft Yabusaki

A few months ago, we put the spotlight on Auto Service Machinaga, a Kobe bodyshop that not only did great work in restoring JDM classics, but also had the presence of mind to record their restoration process in photographs, presented … Continue reading

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WANT! BRIDE Goes Retro with Histrix

Bride seats are one of the mainstays of the JDM tuner scene.  They come in loud, lairy colours like bright red and blue, and would be the perfect addition to something like a turbo Silvia or modern GT-R (with the … Continue reading

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More TakaraTomy Toy Madness

Yesterday we did a post on some of the more recent cool toy releases from TakaraTomy.  But that was just scratching the surface of their rather massive range of products.  Here’s a sample of the rest of their offerings.

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Dang… and Too Late for Christmas Too

One of the cool things about going to Japan is just walking into a suburban toystore and spending a few hours discovering all the cool JDM toys (and also rediscovering the fact that you may not be as grown-up as … Continue reading

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Meerrry Christmas from Downundah!

From myself and all the JNC members, we’d all like to wish all our fellow JNCers a very merry Christmas, wherever you may be. JDM Santa will bring you that hard-to-find part you’ve been looking for, and may all your … Continue reading

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Do the JDM Burnout Dance! G-Works Magazine review

Pay your local Japanese bookshop a visit and you’ll see that one of the new JDM magazines catering to the new boom in nostalgics is G-Works. It’s one of my favourite Japanese magazines: it’s chock full of modified classic cars, … Continue reading

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Got a few hours to kill on JDM websites?

The Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers is a huge organisation with over 40,000 members. It’s been going for over 50yrs and if you want to join, you have to be working in the automotive field. Cruise through JSAE’s website and … Continue reading

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Big Block Nissan V8 Goodness

Pop quiz! how big is the biggest engine that was available in a JDM production car? Give up? The answer: well a pretty good guess would be 6.3L for the 1966 Prince Royal.

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