On opening day of the 2017 Manila International Auto Show, on the eve of his departure for his next posting, outgoing Honda Philippines president Toshio Kuwahara got a uniquely appropriate send-off when he launched the Civic Type R, the race-trimmed limited issue of the 10th generation Civic, among the last of numerous new models launched here under this leadership.

You can see the Type R at MIAS 2017 until Sunday, April 2, but Kuwahara-san is away by now, off to his new posting in Vietnam.