I’ve seen Hideya’s pictures awhile back. His leopard would show up on some of the Japanese homepages whenever an event was covered. Hideya and I communicated a lot on Facebook and met when I went to the 30th Annual Leopard meeting. At the meeting, I forgot to take a picture with him and

Hideya owns an M30 now, repainted dark blue. He recently picked up another leopard that has been sitting for 15 years.

Hideya is also part of MLUX (M30, Leopard Ultima Xj/s) and I believe they are mainly based out of Nagano prefecture of Japan.


Hideya held the megaphone for me at the closing ceremony.


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