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Let's get this started! 始めましょうか! :beer:

This is definitely a work in progress. Contents will include photos, links, useful information, photos of other Euros, & bits of information that are particular to the scene in Japan. Please add as it develops:thumbup:.

Shop Links:

FAT MOON *Interior & Accessories
〒663-8234 兵庫県西宮市津門住江町12-17 (Hyogo, Nishinomiya City)
0798-20-6188
http://www.fat-moon.com/

MY BOWS *Air-cooled
〒125-0031 東京都葛飾区西水元1-28-21 (Tokyo, Katsushika-ku Nishimizumoto)
03-5648-3191
http://www.mybows-depot.net/

DEEMARK *Parts, Tuning, Minkara Blog
東京都 世田谷区 新町 2-27-1 (Tokyo, Setagaya-ku)
03-5451-3666
埼玉県 川越市 宮下町 1-6-6 (Saitama, Kawagoe-city)
049-226-1023
http://www.deemark.jp/

High Time Corporation *Tuning, Parts, Used Wheels
〒194-0004 東京都町田市鶴間688-9 (Tokyo, Machida-city Tsuruma)
042-795-7861
http://www.hightime.co.jp/HtR/index.html
http://hightime.cart.fc2.com/

Mooneyes
横浜市 中区 本牧宮原2-10 (Yokohama, Honmoku)
045-623-5959
http://www.mooneyes.co.jp/

Spinning Garage
〒194-0211 東京都町田市相原町371-21 (Tokyo, Machida-city Aiharamachi)
042-770-8455
http://www.spinninggarage.com/

JP Related Links:

Earthquake Thread
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5221131-Massive-Earthquakes-hit-Japan&highlight=japan

VW Jamboree Tokyo 2012
http://therightwrong.net/2012/08/08/volkswagen-jamboree-2012-tokyo/

A2 Tokyo Thread *Spinning Garage
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5672352-MK2-Volkswagen-shop-in-Tokyo-Pictures!

SpeedHunters Osaka Auto Messe 2012
http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/03/car_spotlight_gt_gt_osaka_style_mk_2/

Aqualine Sakura Room Minkara Blog
http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/14502/blog/27752155/


ユーザ車検 aka USER Shaken:

Shaken (shah-ken) is the standard checkup for ALL motor vehicles in Japan over 250cc. This certification is a mandatory requirement for all drivers, including diesel & motorcycles as well. In order to pass, your vehicle must pass a 60pt. inspection. Most drivers just hand there vehicles over to a shop they trust. Another option is to do the work yourself---> USER Shaken. Costs for an average Shaken run around ¥130,000 vs. ¥40,000 USER Shaken.

Inspection is differentiated by vehicle type:
1) Kei (lightweight,
 

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Do you have info on the event? I might be interested, if I have time:thumbup:
 

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Been slacking:facepalm: Putting together a quick video on USER SHAKEN process & night meet in Wakayama:popcorn:
 

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Thought I'd chime in... there's a vintage VW shop (Bugs, Ghias, Busses, T3) somewhere over in
Bizen, Okayama (岡山県備前市). Wish I could remember the exact location, but I was without a map on a bus and I noticed it last minute :banghead:
Okayama has a LOT of vintage air cooled cars running around and at the Okayama Dome they have a yearly VW car event in September. At my work PC so I don't have any links handy...

-AJ
 

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八十日目!

It's been quite some time since this thread has seen any traffic. I remember trying to get a Japan thread going years ago, but nobody was around.

Anybody see any super neato VWs around the streets? There's a mint Cabriolet around the corner from me and a few mk3 Golf wagons that pass by once in a while.

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I'm headed to Yokota AB in September, long time VW guy, but it appears there's not much of a scene there, which is ok, I got much love for my J-spec brothers too. Anyone selling a 1998 GT-R so I can bring it back to the states when I leave? :laugh:
 

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I'm headed to Yokota AB in September, long time VW guy, but it appears there's not much of a scene there, which is ok, I got much love for my J-spec brothers too. Anyone selling a 1998 GT-R so I can bring it back to the states when I leave? :laugh:
Good thinking!
 
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