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Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook 2015-2016 vol.62

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook vol.62

Feature: “The 60 years of the Tokyo Motor Show and Japan”.

This feature looks back over the past 60 years of Tokyo Motor Show and summarizes the history of how the show developed, with the growth of motorization in the post-war Japan, to become recognized as one of the major motor shows in the world.  In addition to the outline of each show, cars and atmosphere are introduced along with social factors (society, music, cases, fashion and etc.) of the time.  It also includes rich contents such as transition of the automobile technology, discussion by the journalists and many more.

Publication date: October 28, 2015 / Format: A4, 432 pages / Retail price: ¥1,200 (electronic version ¥900)

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook 2014-2015 vol.61

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook vol.61

Feature:“Japanese automobiles born overseas”.

This year’s feature is titled “Japanese automobiles born overseas.” This feature introduces the depth of manufacturing automobiles taking up "Japanese automobiles not seen in Japan." They have been developed in each region, such as Europe, US and emerging countries reflecting their local users' preferences, needs, and also road conditions.

Publication date: October 29, 2014 / Format: A4, 324 pages / Retail price: ¥1,200 (electronic version ¥900)

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook 2013-2014 vol.60

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook vol.60


This special feature introduces “SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013 (SMC)” that will be held as an organizer-themed project at the 43rd TOKYO MOTOR SHOW. The SMC will introduce “Next Generation Automobiles and the Social Systems” with further depth and in a more comprehensible way the theme of “KURUMA NETWORKING : Vehicles connecting with people’s lives and society”.
As the 60th memorial, this volume appends a DVD recording the contents from vol.1 to 59.

Publication date: November 20, 2013 / Format: A4, 362 pages / Retail price: ¥1,234 (electronic version ¥900)

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook 2012-2013 vol.59

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook vol.59

Feature:“DRIVE ACTION NIPPON – car factory towns and b-class gourmet tours ”.

This special feature introduces the towns in Japan where your cars or motorcycles are manufactured, while at the same time providing useful information on tours, and local b-class gourmet restaurants and food.

Publication date: November 21, 2012 / Format: A4, 350 pages / Retail price: ¥1,234 (electronic version ¥900)

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook 2011-2012 vol.58

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook vol.58

Feature: "Back to Tokyo:the 24-year Evolution and Future of Cars"

The Tokyo Motor Show is returning to Tokyo for the first time in 24years. We will look back at the evolution and development history of concept cars and commercially-marketed cars over the past 24 years.

Publication date: November 30, 2011 / Format: A4, 356 pages / Retail price: ¥1,234
(electronic version ¥900)

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook 2010-2011 vol.57

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook vol.57

Feature: "New Cars & Motorcycles Impressions- Young people gather around!"

Young people who test-drove the newest passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles talk about their fascination with cars and motorcycles.

Publication date: October 29, 2010 / Format: A4, 340 pages / Retail price: ¥1,234
(electronic version ¥900)

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook 2009-2010 vol.56

Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook vol.56

Feature: "The World of Compact Cars" & "My Dream Car"

In "The World of Compact Cars", manga artist Satoshi Ikezawa, automotive journalists Makiteru Ishikawa and Kumi Sato, and free announcer Ayumi Kojima describe their experiences test-riding compact car models from 8 different domestic manufacturers.
 "My Dream Car" features interviews with manga artists Satoshi Ikezawa, Haruto Umezawa, and Mitsuru Sugaya and illustrator BOW as well as drawings of their personal dream cars.

Publication date: October 21, 2009 / Format: A4, 354 pages / Retail price: ¥1,234