About Automotive

In 2012, Japan's automotive sector employed over 5.45 million people and was worth some 47.3 trillion yen. Both its exports and imports (mainly from the EU) are currently increasing despite Japanese consumers’ strong preference for “buying Japanese”. The sector is heavily influenced by new environmental standards, which are the most stringent in the world.

Modifications and innovations are therefore a major focal point. Cooperation with global markets is essential for product assembly and tariff measures have been abolished to facilitate these activities.

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Achieving Greater Safety and Environmental Protection in Road Transport: On the Road to Sustainable Mobility, 2012

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Imported Vehicles
  • Environment
  • Telematics
  • Opportunities
  • Second hand cars
  • Expert report
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs