In 1995, when our Mark Rechtin attended his first Tokyo show, the Detroit 3 were primed for an assault on the Japanese market. Ford, GM and Chrysler each used that year's venue to tout plans to sell 100,000 vehicles there in a hurry.
In 2009? Children's drawings took up the space normally saved for overseas car companies.
Rechtin has captured this year's subdued show, from the kids' sketches to near-production Hondas and the typical if scarce “flights of fancy,” in a two-minute video report .
You'll also find more than a dozen news stories and photos of 22 unveilings at autonews.com /Tokyo.