One of my students asked me to recommend a watch for her father, a surgeon in Japan. She wanted to spend no more than 600 dollars, so I recommended the Seiko Sumo. She kindly called me a "watch otaku," an obsessive. I am also a radio otaku.
Here's the interesting thing: Otaku is a Japanese term for an obsessive, geekish person. My favorite watches, upscale Seikos and Orients, are made in Japan. My favorite radios, Panasonics and Sony's from the 1960s and 1970s, are made in Japan.
I should add, as Angelo reminds me, I drive a Nissan Maxima and my next car would have to be an Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan, or Honda.
Herculodge has a strong Japanese connection.