Having assisted scores of buyers with their every needs over the a period of many years, we realise there are few places online to inform and educate potential buyers of used cars in Japan. No more. Here you'll find a selection of in-depth guides written with the intention to help members of the foreign community in japan to make smarter purchasing decisions.
Based on frequently asked questions, you'll find a comprehensive list of resources on everything you need to know before purchasing a used car in Japan, right here.
Looking to buy or sell a used car, or simply need additional help? Feel free to contact us and we'll happily point you in the right direction.
What are the additional costs associated with buying a used car in Japan, and how are they calculated.
Looking to buy a car through sources other than your local dealer? See how the auctions work, and how much you could save.
Know what documentation is required, and where to source it when transferring the title of a used car.
The first thing any prospective buyer needs to do before buying a vehicle is secure a valid parking space.
Whether buying privately, from auction or through a local dealer, find out how to register your car at the local transport bureau.
Distinguish the difference between the various types of plates by classification, issuing municipalities and character symbols etc.
Want your own four-digit personalised number plate? Follow these simple steps before registration to obtain one.
Learn the history behind the Japanese inspection system, what is required to comply with the law, and at what cost.
Understand the contents of the shaken certificate, from chassis no.'s to expiry dates, with our simple Japanese to English glossary.
See what you need to make a reservation and how to complete the inspection yourself to avoid the unnecessary costs associated with shaken.
Find out who is eligible for a simple conversion, and what are the necessary steps invloved to obtain your license quickly.
See what options are available for the non-Japanese community, with the latest information of English compatible units.