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Old 11-13-2012, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i went to Japan back in September. i did see a lot of nice Legacies, a lot of them wagons, but i wasn't able to take any photos of them (save for a couple). so here is a random collection of the cars (and other modes of transportation) i was able to capture. a lot of them were taken in Omura (where my grandmother lives), a small city in Nagasaki prefecture in Kyushu, the southern most main island of Japan. the majority of the cars in Omura were of the Kei variety (smaller than 660cc, i believe, with yellow license plates) and other smaller varieties of models from the domestic manufacturers- models not sold here in the States. i didn't spend much time in Tokyo or the other large cities this time, so there's less variety in this collection. but it's fun to see the differences between over there and what we see Stateside. Sorry the images got out of sequence...

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im happy now.
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Nice shots, Tetsu - thanks for sharing! This particular one made me stop and do a double take. Wasn't expecting to see any Opels in Japan!

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I love looking at some of these really boxy cars. It reminds me of the old "nissan cube" my Japanese uncle owned.
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The Toyota Crown is like the workhorse of Asia. It gets used as taxis in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Thailand.

And the little vans...When I first saw them while traveling through Asia, I couldn't believe cargo room in them. Uncomfortable as hell, yes. But the aount of stuff they can carry is no joke.
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Thanks for the comments, guys. This is the set from my trip back in 2007 (more Skylines and a bit less boxy cars)....
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Nice pics. I would love one of those kei trucks to run around the woods with !!
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Nice shots, Tetsu - thanks for sharing! This particular one made me stop and do a double take. Wasn't expecting to see any Opels in Japan!

Same here. I had a 95 Astra back in Taiwan. Such an efficient and solid little car.
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NICE!

It looks like everyone drives these tiny box cars, with a bunch of nice onces intermixxed!
THen again, they probably all see pictures of america and think we all drive Ford F150 pickup trucks and stupid SUVs.
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