Automotive

The automotive sector currently employs over 5.45 million people in Japan and is 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. Find out more about Japan’s automotive sector below.

 

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.

Green Personal Transportation

Japan’s high-tech car industry is pioneering electric vehicle use, installing charging points and attempting to set a new global standard. Japanese laws regarding car emission levels are different from the EU’s and are not standardized, so it is important to ensure that your products meet both Japanese and EU emissions standards.

Reference: EU BUSINESS IN JAPAN