Friday, February 24, 2006

BMI Blog (3)

Our BMI blog is finally up and going! Still Beta but it is pretty close to final. Now we still have to RSS feed the headers to the top page of and it will be complete in terms of web building. Now we have to try to work a little more on beefing up the editorial aspect. I think we already have pretty good stuff. We are working on several partnerships right now.

BMI Blog

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Omotesando Hills

It's been 2 weeks since the new spot in Omotesando opened so we went to go check it out last weekend. My advise. Wait another year until you go. The place is so packed they needed ropes to separate people to go one direction. No way you can windowshop as you have to go with the flow of the people or you will get knocked down and stepped on.
In the meantime just go to:


Toshi Hayama

Here is an interesting blog from a friend of mine. I never thought I would ever meet anyone as bilingual and biculture as me but there he was. He left Apex USA last year and has recently started up his own company and is involved in the production of Fast and Furious 3 Tokyo Drift. Way to go!

Toshi Hayama Blog

友人のトシ葉山君のブログです。私以上にBilingual でBicultureな人間はいないと思っていましたが、彼とはその辺非常に共感できます。アペックスUSAを昨年辞めて最近は自分で新会社も立上げワイルド・スピード3の撮影に関わって大活躍しています。健闘を祈りたいものです。

Fast and the Furious 3 Tokyo Drift

Friday, February 17, 2006

Drift Bible: Introduction Test

This is a video test:
The Drift Bible is one of our most popular DVDs. Since it's release in 2003, it has become a true bible for drifting enthusiasts.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Tokyo Metro

For those of you who think that we really live like this (Japanese Metro) all of time, I don't want you to get the wrong idea. Here is a nicer perspective of our public transportation systems here. Efficient and kind. My friend once dropped a wallet on the bus and got it back with everything in it!



BMI Blog (2)

Our BMI Blog is almost up. It's fun but can be difficult at times to always keep it fresh. The whole idea of the blog is the utilize our assets to the fullest. It is too much of a waste to use it only for DVDs. Our new site will have lots of more stuff not limited to BMI and HVI. I'm really looking forward to where it can take us. After the blog, is our video section!


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New Look

I got tired of the black look so I am trying this white clean cut look for a while.


Japanese metro

I am one of the few fortunate people in Japan that do not have to take the train to go to work. In history class I learned about the old days when people traveled on boats to go every where. The "economy class" folks had to stay on the shipbed for more than a month all crammed in tight. I remember imagining the hell they had to go through. Now this situation on the Japanese metro is sort of similiar. I hope we can look back some day and say those were ridiculous times.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Special Run in Tsukuba 2006

2 more weeks to go until Special Run in Tsukuba 2006. Here are the details.
AE86 N2 Battle can not be missed. Some of you may have seen the earlier post of the Tsuchiya AE86 shakedown, but the car is in great shape! Last year KT had to retire due to machanical troubles but this year he is back for revenge. The rivals in this race are all experienced 86 drivers to even the Drift King can't win without a fight.

Next is the 350Z one make race, "Fairlady Z Hot Version Cup". Z tuners from Japan including the Nismo Fairlady Z RS concept will come together to decide once and for all which Z rules. BM and HV casters will all drive top name tuner Zs and battle for pride and honor.
Drift performances will be brought to you buy Japan's very best, Kazama Yasuyuki, Shigenobu Kumakubo, Yoichi Imamura and Kazuhiro Tanaka from Team Orange. All four are top D1 drivers and they will show all of their best tricks and even some hidden moves we usually cannot witness at D1 competitions.

To finish the event will be the final run by Hattori Naoki who just retired from Formula Nippon. He holds the Tsukuba course record in the Formula class which he will try to shatter for this last run.
Also talk shows by our usual cast members will take place. Booths from Japanese tuners will also be in the paddock area.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Best Motoring International Blog BETA

One of our features for our new website will be our blog. Here you will see scoops on what's going on in the Japanese automotive industry, motorsports, tuning cars, concept cars and behind the scenes of the most exciting JDM car video magazines Best Motoring and Hot Version.

Best Motoring International BLOG (beta version)

3.5M Dollars Missing from BMW Dealer in Tokyo

Get this, one dude working at BMW Tokyo was fabricating invoices and stealing money from customers. In the 11 years he was working at the Beemer dealer, he stole approximately 400,000,000 yen($3.5M).How the hell did he get by for 11 years without getting caught?Recently Japan has had it's share of falsification problems with internet scam company Livedoor and its high profile president Horiemon and the earthquake-resistance strength problems regarding apartments with general constuction contractor Huser.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Hayfever in Japan

This is the killer of all killers. The Japanese cedar. It is said that 20% of all Japanese suffer from hayfever from cedar pollen. Ok, it may not kill but it sure can make life miserable. Last year was the worse. Record high of something like 100 times of previous years. This year it is not supposed to be that bad but my eyes are starting to get itchy. Many cedar trees were planted in the suburbs and surrounding areas of the big cities after world war II. Little did people know that the pollen from these trees would cause so much trouble after nearly 60 years. Global heating doesn't help and also concrete pavements help the pollen travel without settling into the ground. Late February is when all breaks loose. I hate this time of the year...

Monday, February 06, 2006 to start streaming Super GT

Japanese broadband broadcasting site Gyao has started streaming Super GT footage. They are scheduled to stream the entire 2006 season.

Super GT

Friday, February 03, 2006

Infiniti Coupe Concept

How sweet is this Inifiniti Coupe concept Nissan displayed at the Detroit Motorshow? The current Infiniti G35 does very well in the US but the JDM counterpart, the Skyline Coupe has done quite poorly. This one may change the way the Japanese approach coupes...

Jtuned Top Tuner Pick

Best Motoring hosted the Top Tuner Pick at the Jtuned First Annual Meet on January 14th, 2006.

JTuned Meet Presented by SCION

Thursday, February 02, 2006

American Touge 2 Production Update

American Touge 2 Production Update

Best Motoring Wins C16 People's Choice Awards

Our Best Motoring International video series won the C16 Autostyle Magazine People's Choice Awards. An internet survey was conducted on the C16 website in 2005 and we were chosen top in the Favorite Video/Video Series category! I want to thank all of our fans for voting for us. Runner up was Initial D The Movie.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Maserati and Team Goh to compete in Super GT

Photo is not the Team Goh Maserati. This MC12 was taken at the Geneva Motorshow in 2005.

At the Super GT Awards 2005 held in December 2005, the GT Association announced that TEAM Goh will be competing in the 2006 series with a Maserati MC12(FIA GT class). Team Goh won the Le Mans 24 hours in 2004. They have also competed in JGTC(now Super GT) and has been crowned the GT500 class champion in 1996. The comeback of Team Goh in the Japanese GT series will be an exciting addition to the most popular GT race in Japan. Driver will be Seiji Ara who piloted the Audi R8 when Team Goh won in Le Mans.

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