About Automotive

The Japanese automotive industry represents the core of the Japanese manufacturing sector: 8.3% of the population was employed in automotive-related jobs in 2015 and automotive shipments (both domestic and export shipments, including motorcycles, auto parts, etc) reached 60.7 trillion yen in value terms in 2017

The automotive sector is now fully aware of the environmental challenge ahead. For this reason, the Government of Japan has been promoting legislative modifications and technological advancement in order to tackle this problem.

JAMA, The Motor Industry of Japan, 2019
Harvard Business School, The Japanese Automotive Cluster - Microeconomics of Competitiveness, 2016
Ministry of the Environment, Motor Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Motor vehicles
    • Imports
    • Exports
  • Motorcycles
    • Exports
  • Overseas Production
  • Environment
  • Innovative Technologies
    • Autonomous Driving System
  • EU – Japan Cooperation Trends
  • Expert report
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs