Your moment of bureaucracy: The Japanese Diet passed a special law exempting the Three Sacred Treasures from inheritance tax, so the abdicating Emperor Akihito could pass them down to Emperor Naruhito unhindered. Because thousands of years of tradition be damned, the National Tax Agency would otherwise demand its cut.
This makes me a little bit sad, as I have a soft spot for small, weird cars, but this was probably inevitable. A Smart just doesn't make much sense in the U.S., especially out here in the West. Wouldn't be my first choice for a Las Vegas to Ely run.
The word in German is "Konzentrationslager."