19 Apr 2016 – JAPAN Officially Launches in the Far East today announced it has expanded its world-class editorial presence in the Far East with the launch of the digital platform, – JAPAN.

The announcement leverages the Company’s joint venture with Japan’s leading digital media company, Kotsu Times Sha and further expands on’s position as the most-viewed motorsports website in the world.

The strategic entry into Japan continues’s aggressive channel expansion program targeting the Far East to enlarge its global footprint even further.

“We are very excited to bring to the passionate race fans of Japan,” said Charles Bradley, editor in chief, “Official entry into market will include world-class coverage of the region’s most popular racing series, Super GT and Super Formula, as well as all our market-leading international F1, Moto GP and WEC content – which of course features many great Japanese manufacturers, teams and drivers. We are exceptionally proud that Kotsu Times Sha has chosen as digital media partner, and look forward to this very important relationship.” – JAPAN will immediately become an attractive destination for Far Eastern motorsport fans via its multimedia motorsports digital platform.

Based in Tokyo, - JAPAN will be led by award-winning Editor in Chief, Kunihiko Akai, editorial managing director, Kotsu Times Sha Co. LTD, along with a leading team of editors and columnists.

“By partnering with, readership of Kotsu Times Sha media platforms will now have available to them premier motorsports editorial content, in-depth analysis and multimedia programming, including images, graphics, videos and live streams – all in native tongue,” said Akai.

“I am extremely pleased to work alongside’s Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley and his exceptional editorial team in providing Japan’s racing enthusiasts the depth and quality of motorsports coverage they deserve.”


Formed in 1994, is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 21 editions in 13 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network company.




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