About

I'm your passport to Japan.

 

Your friend in Japan.


Any time I mention going to Japan, my friends always say, "Bring me back some parts!" Well...let's be friends.

Being only hours from Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Oita, and Nagasaki, I am in a prime location to help you find JDM parts. The main benefit is that I can find used parts that have been discontinued. A lot of dealers only sell new parts, so when a part is discontinued, that's it.

I am hunting for rare parts for myself, so there is no reason that I can extend my searches to your parts as well. I am discovering new Junkyards all the time, and I am within three hours of 3 UpGarages. Also there are numerous Autobacs and Yellow Hats near as well as at least 2 Super Autobacs in Fukuoka.

Need a part? Send me an e-mail, let me see what I can find for you.





Nice to meet you.


My name is Dustin Mankin. After a year of prepping in America, I  made my dreams come true and moved to Japan.

I sold everything I owned and put the money back in a safe, hording it until everything was gone and I had about $15,000 saved up. I put in a two week notice at a job I hated and bailed on a life that was not rewarding whatsoever.

I had visited Tokyo, but was moving to the western end of Japan. I had a girlfriend I met on the internet, but no job, and no long term visa. To be honest, at the time I still wasn't sure my girlfriend wasn't a "catfish" situation. I didn't even have lodging until about 2 months before I left the country. But I had hope and determination. This move has taught me so much about how to live life with no regrets. I am a lot more skin of my teeth than I used to be.

If you have the desire to come to Japan, maybe I can help you, too. Send me a message on here, and I'll try to help you out. I am also going to write a lot about my moving experience, because I know a lot of Japanese car enthusiasts dream of getting here. The help is free, consider it me "paying it forward."

みなさん、はじめまして!私の名前はダスティン・マンキンといいます。
母国アメリカで1年間かけて準備し、今年(2014年)ついに日本に住むという夢をかなえることができました。アメリカにいる間、私は夢を叶えさせるために自分の私物(車やゲーム類など)を全て売り、色々準備や手続きが落ち着くまで貯めつづけ、日本に来るときには150万円ほどにまで貯めることができました。
平凡とした人生から抜け出すため、そして新しい人生や夢を叶えるため、思い切って仕事も辞めました。

私は2005年に東京に行ったことがありそちらへの滞在も考えたのですが、今回は日本の西側、九州へ行くことになりました。私にはインターネットで知り合った日本人の彼女がいましたが、長期で滞在するためには私自身日本に仕事があるわけでもなく、または長期で滞在できるビザ等も持っていませんでした。泊まるところも二カ月前にやっと見つけ、しかも、正直アメリカを発つまで自分の彼女が本当に女性なのかもわかりませんでした。
しかし私は希望と固い決意をもっていたので、何の迷いもなく日本へやってきました。そして今回の日本への移住は、私に「後悔のない人生の送り方」を教えてくれました。
やると決めたらやる‼それが私です。
もし日本への滞在を希望する方がいたら、気兼ねなくこちらまでメッセージを送ってみてください。何かお手伝いできるかもしれません‼私がわかることであれば何でもお教えします‼
日本へ来れば、日本車愛好家のみんなの夢はここにあります!これからは私の移住体験談もどんどん書いていこうと思っています。

Need anything? Just let me know.


And I really mean that. Every month, I have the newest Japanese magazines, books, DVDs, and more. Sadly, some great magazines such as Young Version have stopped publication over the years, but a lot of great mags are still in publication like: Option, Option 2, Drift Tengoku, & G-Works. The stance scene is blowing up, as well, with publications such as USDM.

But I'm also a video producer myself, and I am always chasing down leads to create great new content. The more ingrained I get into this scene, the crazier the videos are going to get, I can promise you that.

Sign up for email alerts, follow the feed, like the page on Facebook... Whatever you do. I can promise you one thing... This is going to get INSANE.







 -Mankin

 

 
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