Junkyard Gem: 1980 Datsun 280zx Black Red 10th Anniversary Edition

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Datsun 280ZX Black Red 10th Anniversary Edition

Datsun's Z-Car turned 10 years old in 1980 (in North America), and so Nissan decided to celebrate by selling a small run of limited-edition 280ZXs commemorating that anniversary. 2,500 Black Gold 10th Anniversary cars were made, plus another 500 Black Red cars. I managed to find a discarded Black Gold 280ZX in California, way back in 2009, and I ran across this Black Red 280ZX last fall in Colorado.

Yoshiki To Do A Live Broadcast On Hide's Death Anniversary

YOSHIKI to do a live broadcast on hide's death anniversary

YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) will hold a live broadcast on May 2 from 7:00 pm JST on Nico Nico Namahousou. 

May 2 is the death anniversary of fellow X JAPAN member hide who died back in 1998. YOSHIKI will be broadcasting himself live from his home in Los Angeles. As he will be handling things on his own, he warned, "There's a possibility that the live stream will not be successful."

Toyota Prius 20th Anniversary Edition To Mark Two Decades In U.s.

Toyota Prius 20th Anniversary Edition to mark two decades in U.S.

This week, Toyota celebrated selling more than 15 million hybrids worldwide since 1997, 5 million of them in the past three years. It really began in 1993, when Toyota decided to develop a car that would be kinder on the environment. The car those engineers created, codenamed 890T, debuted at the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show, an event bearing the theme, "Dream the Dream, a Car with That Feel." That car was called the Prius. Who could have known the homely yellow wonder, looking like it had been pulled straight from a Japanese anime of the time, would reshape the automotive industry. The Wikipedia entry for the 1995 show doesn't mention the Prius, although it does mention the Honda S2000 concept and the Subaru Streega concept, which became the Forester. The New York Times wrote, "The concept cars shown this year will probably not make Detroit quake with fear. But they show some flair nonetheless," one of two sentences covering the Prius stating simply, "Toyota is showing a sedan of the future called Prius that should be able to get 70 miles per gallon."

Mazda Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary With Limited-edition Models

Mazda celebrates its 100th anniversary with limited-edition models

Mazda is turning 100 years old in 2020, and it's commemorating the occasion by releasing eight retro-inspired limited-edition models in its home country of Japan. Some of them might be available in the United States.

Cars weren't initially on the company's radar. It started life as a cork manufacturer named Toyo Kogyo, and it branched out into the transportation sector when it introduced a three-wheeled, motorcycle-based pickup called Mazda-Go in 1931. Its first car, the R360, was unveiled in 1960 as a two-door four-seater whose tiny dimensions fell in line with Japan's strict kei regulations. It's the model Mazda's celebratory cars are inspired by.

Japan Marks Tragic 3/11 Anniversary

Japan marks tragic 3/11 anniversary

At 2:46 p.m., a siren sounded to mark the exact time the quake struck ... as people across Japan paused to observe a moment of silence for the thousands lives lost nine years after a major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident struck the country's northeast.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet members did the same in Tokyo.

Japan Marks Painful 3/11 Anniversary

Japan marks painful 3/11 anniversary

People in Japan are taking a moment today to remember the lives lost nine years after a magnitude-9 earthquake struck the country triggering a tsunami and nuclear accident. 15,899 people died and more than 2,529 remain missing.

Early Wednesday morning, people in the disaster stricken Tohoku region gathered to pray for the souls of the victims.

Abe Visits Fukushima Ahead Of 9th Anniversary

Abe visits Fukushima ahead of 9th anniversary

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited disaster-hit towns in Fukushima on Saturday ahead of the ninth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

Abe laid flowers and offered silent prayers to the victims of the disaster at a cemetery in Namie Town on the Pacifc coast that morning.

Sandaime J Soul Brothers Announce 10th Anniversary Tour, Original Album & Best-of Album

Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS announce 10th anniversary tour, original album & best-of album

Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS from EXILE TRIBE have announced the kick off of their tenth anniversary project. 

Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS made their debut in November of 2010 with the single "Best Friend's Girl." During their anniversary year, they will hold a nationwide dome tour called '10th Anniversary Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS PERFECT LIVE 2010?2020' from April, then release an original album and a best-of album (both currently untitled). 

Man With A Mission To Kick Off 10th Anniversary Project

MAN WITH A MISSION to kick off 10th anniversary project

To commemorate 10 years since their formation, MAN WITH A MISSION will start their tenth anniversary project 'MAN WITH A 10th MISSION.'

On their anniversary day, February 9, 2020, the band is scheduled to hold a special live at Zepp Tokyo. Besides a live, they will hold a talk session reflecting on the past 10 years and show a portion of their movie 'MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY-.'

Abe Mao To Release New Album & Hold Nationwide Hall Tour To Commemorate 11th Anniversary

Abe Mao to release new album & hold nationwide hall tour to commemorate 11th anniversary

Abe Mao will release her new album "Mada Ikemasu" on January 22, 2020. 

This was announced on November 8 at the TSUTAYA O-EAST concert of her tour 'Abe Mao Hikikatari Live 2019.' The album will be released a day after her 11th year anniversary day, and it will contain a total of 11 songs including "Koe," which is the opening theme for TV anime 'Shoumetsu Toshi,' "Kimi no Uta," which is the theme song for movie 'Cheer Danshi!!' and "Doushimasuka, Anata nara," which is the theme song for NHK drama 'Kore wa Keihi de Ochimasen!' The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing the PVs for the three songs.