If you do go to Richmond Lexus, look for a guy called Edward Sie. He's actually the best rep. I've ever encountered. Super helpful and very pleasant.
He's also got some catalogs directly from Japan on the aftermarket body kits and parts, brochures from numerous countries (for IS200), and even a Video CD on the IS200 performance!! Don't know where he got ALL that from!!
I saw the one you talked about as well. It's a monthly car video(NTSC, VHS) magazine called "Best Motoring" originally from Japan. There is also an export edition (in VCD format) with Chinese and English subtitles. They always like to do different performance tests with street cars.
Thats what I heard too, but the Lexus Canada site said the IS 300 will come out for 2001 and its only summer of 2000. So I dont think their information is that accurate. But if anyone could ask a dealer and get a more informed date, then please post it here. Thanks