February 21st, 2009
Not so long ago, Japanese art was confined to artistically designed temples and shrines, woodblock prints, sumi ink drawings and rock gardens. But the sense of beauty is changing fast in today’s generation in Japan. Being Cute is the norm of today – You go anywhere and everywhere and you would find girls exclaiming the word ‘Kawaii‘ meaning cute – almost hundred times a day!
Japan Inc., which was once famous for more serious products like the Sony Walkman, Nikon cameras and Toyota cars is busy exporting the cute culture - Pokemon video games, bubble-headed Hello Kitty, Tamagotchi virtual pet, and the singing duo Puffy are just to name a few. Japan’s global image is changing to cute-worshipping nation. Cute is now cool in Japan. You can see mobile phones decorated with cartoon pictures, restaurant waitresses in cute looking frilly maid outfits, bows and ribbons decorating bags.
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November 14th, 2008
Micro car iQ from Toyota Motor Corporations’s is named the Japanese Car of the Year 2008-09. This award is organized by Japanese Coty Web site. The winners were selected by a committee of sixty-five jurors who are writers and consultants from automobile industry.
Toyota IQ - Japanese Car of the Year
Toyota iQ won this prestigious award by a great margin over competitors such as Citroen’s C5, Audi’s A4 and Jaguar’s XF. This is a good news for Toyota, as it will help them to advertise the 1-liter iQ to boost sales amid slumping demand for new automobiles in Japan and the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
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September 6th, 2008
Toyota’s Hilux pickup truck has been a workhorse around the world for a long time since it was launched in the early 70s. This pickup truck has evolved over the years but still retains the essence of the original design.
The Toyota HiLux is a big, strong versatile Action Utility Vehicle (AUV). It has got the performance you want and the toughness you’ve come to expect. It has virtually Indestructible mechanicals, huge space, tough image, a leading power figure with the 169bhp three-litre. Read the rest of this entry »
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