DISASTER AFTER: Ebisu is open for business, plus Volgas

March 28, 2011 5:06 pm Published by

Thank you so much to all the people who sent in pictures of their “foreign” drift cars at such short notice. Some of the cars were pretty cool, but the weirdest one was an absolutely nuts two-door converted Volga smoking it up in the Ukraine. Drifting sure has come a long way! I’ll be responding to the last of all the emails shortly, and I’ll inform the people who made it into the magazine as soon as I know.

Also, you may have noticed there’s not a whole lot of original content appearing on Noriyaro right now. For this I have no excuse, so I hope you don’t mind the wait until I can get some new content together. Petrol isn’t as hard to find now as it was after the earthquake, so events should be starting up again regularly in the coming month too.

In the meantime, here’s a video from JZX90 drifter Tatsuo Akimoto showing what Ebisu Circuit looks like as of yesterday. The circuits themselves seem fine, but the thing that actually worries me are those big cracks on the expressway up there! Losing front aero on the Tohokudo would not be a lot of fun.

Speaking of Ebisu, the Sliproad Junkies have some Love Ebisu t-shirts and hoodies with proceeds going to charity. You may have heard that Kumakubo and the staff at Ebisu have been using their resources to get actively involved in the relief effort in their area. がんばっぺない東北!

For UK guys, don’t forget about Banzai Magazine’s charity meet at the 8 Ball Diner on the 7th of May. Details at the Banzai website.

Also, I received a message from Ben at Hampshire Jap Cars announcing that they’re having a Red Cross charity event on the 10th of April.

The Pray For Japan charity stickers made by some nice dudes.

Yuta Akaishi’s Heartbreaker stickers.

If you’re still not sure who to help out, you could always donate to the Japan Red Cross Society. Otherwise known as the Sekijuuji (赤十字) or “Red Ten”, they have a direct link to their donation account on their website.


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  • Pedro says:

    wowwwwww!!! wish to be there!!! Dammmm… im in Guatemala, but i know japanese people are a strong comunity and they are going to fix EBISU!!! Love Japan!!! XD

  • Jundt says:

    More worried about the nuclear Power-plant, all that Radiation leaking. radiation goes through almost anything, unless it’s a high quality Radiation suit, and more worried about that radiation traveling across the sea and air, causing a shit load of damage to (Eco system) and other country. That Leak is very bad, The Japan Government should of done away with that old Nuclear Technology, and made a New build with much Nuclear tech like America has over there, that shit is top notch tech. Hope fully they well start raising there stand-erst to a much Higher Quality, so there own people don’t become horrifically sick and have dysfunctional babies, Sad. If any Person has a dis configured child there Government should have to pay, for they didn’t keep there Nuclear Power-Plant up with other country higher stand-erst of that Technology.

  • Killua says:

    Earthquake or not, Ebisu is still a place I would love to visit. Or anywhere in Japan for that matter.

    Don’t lose the hope, Japan!

  • Ben says:

    Big thanks for mentioning HJC’s Japan Earthquake appeal meet Alexi.
    We raised £2000 on the day and the figure is still rising!