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Friday Video: Nissan Cedrics vs Truck O' Weapons

Another week, another Seibu Keisatsu clip. This time the squad takes down a truckload of illegal arms at the expense of a whole lot of 130, 230 and 330 Nissan Cedrics. This appears to take place early in the series, … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Shakotan Boogie, The Movie

Don your headbands, hang your friends out your side windows and get ready for Shakotan Boogie. In 1987 Japan apparently made a movie out of the manga that celebrates the bosozoku lyfe. Plot points include cross-cultural drag racing that ends … Continue reading

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Friday Video: The Original Japanese Version of Speed

A runaway city bus careens through the streets after the driver is shot. The police can’t do anything for fear of triggering the explosive device stowed on board. Only one renegade cop can leap onto the bus from another moving … Continue reading

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Classic Japanese Show & Shine, Brisbane, Australia

A couple of months ago our friends in the southern hemisphere held their own gathering of nostalgics. And because everything is topsy-turvy down there, they occupied an entirely different circle in the J-tin Venn diagram. Look at the photo above. … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Bollywood Love in Tokyo

The 1966 Indian movie Love in Tokyo contains this toe-tappin’ Bollywood song and dance number that meanders through the streets of 1960s Tokyo. As a result, cameras inadvertently captured the very beginning of the era of Japanese prosperity in which … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Nissan Skyline Japan vs. Ford Torino

For this week we have another Seibu Keisatsu clip pitting Daimon’s KGC210 Nissan Skyline Japan against a Blue Oval product. This chase is almost too painful to watch, as the ’71 Ford Torino barrels through a used car parking lot … Continue reading

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Nostalgics Galore at Japan Meet Norway

Is there anything that looks more UFO-ey than the rump end of a kujira Crown wagon? This goon and other nostalgics gathered yesterday, 9/9/09, for Japan Meet Norway. It comes hot on the heels of Swiss and Finnish J-tin congregations, … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Abunai Deka Cedric 430 Chase

In this clip from 80s Japanese cop show Abunai Deka, a Nissan Cedric 430 unmarked patrol car gives chase to a Gloria Van of the same generation. As you can see, this series doesn’t take itself as seriously as, say, … Continue reading

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