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MOTORSPORT: Mami Ayukawa, singer and racing driver

Mami Ayukawa is probably best known as a singer, but she was also a well-known racing driver in her time. She holds an FIA A-class racing license and competed in numerous races in Japan throughout the late 80s and early … Continue reading

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NIHON LIFE: Summer Evening on the Wangan

The O-Bon is an annual festival that honors┬áthe souls of one’s ancestors.┬áMany Tokyoites head to their hometowns to visit the graves of their forebearers, leaving the city strangely free of its dreaded logjam traffic. In other words, it’s the perfect … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Pontiac's The Bug and the Beetle

The Bug and the Beetle was a 1972 propaganda film by GM meant to whip workers into shape by stoking fear of foreign competition. How can you take a day off work when Germans and Japanese are pouring their cars … Continue reading

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