• VIDEO: 1999 Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear Chamonix "The Map"

    Filmed around Selkirk, Manitoba.

  • JDM Specs Page Updated


    A system that was developed to display the specifications has been updated and is viewable. The layout still contains some unfinished template elements, but it does reflect the chassis' that are currently set up. It will likely stay unfinished while I work on users related pages.

  • Circular calendar!


    Found a neat circular calendar to use as a year-round static clock instead of a grid-style calendar.

  • New timeline page!


    This page was set up to provide a way to quickly post updates to the community and provide a linear way to track progress, instead of having separate blog, changelog, updates, twitter etc I will just post here when a new feature is implemented during development.

  • 2021 Fukushima earthquake

    37.720˚N 141.762˚E

    Although no one was killed, the earthquake left at least 151 people injured and caused some damage to the region.

  • VIPJDM.com Launch Date - Japan Foundation Day 2021


    This is the moment we came online! The site was starting to be built and we wanted to launch on a specific day. 'Foundation Day' in Japan seemed very important of a day to launch on, so we uploaded the site in incomplete state just to say we did on that day, and left it up ever since. There was a countdown posted on Facebook days prior announcing this launch for 11:11PM Japan time.

  • VIDEO: 2003 Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear 4x4 V6 Aero

    Filmed around Selkirk, Manitoba. This dual sunroof van was very special!

  • VIDEO: 2000 Toyota Aristo Vertex Edition

    Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. The mountain shot was at Yoho Trading Post!

  • VIDEO: Fedex Needs Better Trucks

    We made this video while waiting for a parcel in Vancouver. We waited for weeks -- and their pathetic vans could not even leave once they arrived! We did a couple of snow tests as well. This is the first VIPJDM video.

  • 2019 Yamagata earthquake

    38.635˚N 139.454˚E

    The earthquake damaged a total of 149 homes in Akita, Niigata, and Yamagata prefectures.

  • VIPJDM Founded

    Although we were importing cars prior to this day, this was the exact moment the domain was registered and thus when the idea of VIPJDM was born.

  • Emperor Reiwa period begins

    Emperor Naruhito's reign began upon the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito, on May 1, 2019.

  • 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake

    42.671˚N 141.933˚E

    Overall, damage in Hokkaido was estimated to be at least 367.5 billion yen. The earthquake crippled multiple industries and public facilities in the region.

  • 2018 Osaka earthquake

    34.844˚N 135.622˚E

    A total of 6,766 structures were found by government surveys to have sustained partial damage, primarily in Osaka Prefecture but also including several in Kyoto Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, and Hyōgo Prefecture.

  • 2016 Fukushima earthquake

    37.392˚N 141.403˚E

    Minor property damage was recorded.

  • 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

    32.782˚N 130.726˚E

    Government officials estimated more than 1,000 buildings had been seriously damaged, with 90 destroyed.

  • 2012 Kamaishi earthquake

    37.889˚N 144.090˚E

    The 1 metre (3.3 ft) tsunami caused a mountain of sandbags to collapse in Ishinomaki. An old man went missing and was found dead on December 14 after he sailed out to sea to try to evacuate from the tsunami in Kuji.

  • April 2011 Fukushima earthquake

    38.253˚N 141.640˚E

    The Fukushima Hamadari earthquake occurred in a region with historically low levels of seismicity; studies showed that the recent activity near the fault zone had been triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake.

  • April 2011 Miyagi earthquake

    38.253˚N 141.640˚E

    Over 3 million households in the area were left without power, and several nuclear plants suffered minor inconveniences.

  • 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

    38.322˚N 142.369˚E

    The earthquake is often referred to in Japan as the Great East Japan Earthquake.

  • Emperor Heisei period begins

    Emperor Akihito's reign began upon the death of his father, Emperor Hirohito.

  • Honda Founded

    Soichiro Honda was a Japanese engineer and industrialist. In 1948, he established Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and oversaw its expansion from a wooden shack manufacturing bicycle motors to a multinational automobile and motorcycle manufacturer.

  • Toyota Founded

    The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937, as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries, to manufacture automobiles.

  • Nissan Founded

    Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha ("Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd." in English) was established on December 26, 1933, taking over all the operations for manufacturing Datsuns from the automobile division of Tobata Casting Co., Ltd., and its company name was changed to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. on June 1, 1934.

  • Emperor Shōwa period begins

    On 25 December 1926, Hirohito assumed the throne upon the death of his father, Yoshihito.

  • Emperor Taishō period begins

    On 30 July 1912, upon the death of his father, Emperor Meiji, Prince Yoshihito ascended the throne.