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101 Top Tokyo Automotive Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Tokyo based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Tokyo Automotive Startups

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Tier IV

Tier IV

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Tier IV develops open source software for autonomous driving.

Toyota Motor

Toyota Motor

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Toyota is an automotive company that manufactures and markets vehicles to over 170 countries and regions.

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SkyDrive

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SkyDrive is a start-up for development,manufacturing,sales of the “Flying cars” established by CARTIVATOR members.

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Mitsubishi Motors

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Mitsubishi Motors is a Japan-based automobile company that develops, produces, and sells passenger vehicles and automotive components.

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Global Mobility Service

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Global Mobility Service is a financial service company.

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Mobility Technologies

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Mobility Technologies provides vehicle allocation systems for taxi operators.

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VAAK

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VAAK operates human analysis platform with behavior recognition for retail and security: crime prevention and checkout-less systems.

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SB Drive

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SB Drive is an entity created last year to develop autonomous vehicle technology for public transport

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ZMP

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ZMP is a producer of robotics products and accessories such as vehicles and buses.

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MANTRA

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MANTRA is a developer of machine translation technology.

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Cocoa Motors

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WalkCar is a manufacturer of an electric car that can be mobile and put it in a bag.

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Ecohai

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Ecohai is an ecological and economic parcel delivery service provider offering low-cost delivery services with a reduced carbon.

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DiDi Mobility Japan

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DiDi Mobility is collaboration with taxi operators and related ministries and agencies.

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XTIA

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XTIA is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and sales of high-precision measurement instruments and 3D scanners.

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Bike Startup

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Bike Startup offers service that diverts idle space, development, and operation of PEDALRest, and other bicycle-related business.

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Carstay

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Carstay Comfortable Overnight in car or tentdo itCar tripWith guests who want to enjoy.

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JapanTaxi

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JapanTaxi is a Provider of taxi booking services designed to cater the needs of people in Japan.

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Seibii, Inc.

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Online platform for mobile mechanic, repairing car, roadside assistance. Digitalizing automobile aftermarket industry starting from Japan.

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Honda

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Honda is an automotive company that manufactures and sells cars, motorbikes, marine engines, lawn mowers and other power equipment.

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Exvision

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Developing “Hi-Speed Vision” algorithm and products, which leverage images taken at higher frame rate than standard video rate (>100fps)

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Local Works

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Local Works Creates a world where SMEs can grow easily by creating trust through visualization of reliability and changing the mechanism.

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Honda Motor

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Honda Motor is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.

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Michael Japan

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Michael is a Internet service development and operation.

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Subaru

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Subaru manufactures multifaceted transportation equipment.

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Keeyls

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Keeyls is providing a system that solves the time and physical divergence between those who want to lend /provide.

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TDK Ventures

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TDK Corporation is your source for electronic solutions.

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nommoc

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nommoc is a service that provides customers with a future travel experience by arranging a car with a smartphone app.

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Hitachi Astemo

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Hitachi Astemo provides sophisticated mobility solutions to address a variety of social concerns.

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SIRIUS PLUS Ltd

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Holographic development company

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Bridgestone Corporation

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Bridgestone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells tires and other rubber products.

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NSK

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NSK is an industrial machinery company that engages in developing and manufacturing bearings.

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Subaru Corporation

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Subaru Corporation is a transportation equipment manufacturing company.

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Koito

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Koito engages in manufacturing and marketing of automotive lighting equipment, aircraft parts, electrical equipment, and other products.

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15th Rock Ventures

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15th Rock focuses on seed and pre-IPO investments.

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Hitachi Chemical

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Hitachi Chemical co., ltd. is a chemical manufacturer engaged in multiple industries.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems

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Hitachi Automotive Systems manufactures automotive and transportation components and systems including engine powertrain systems.

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YAZAKI Japan

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YAZAKI Japan is an automotive parts manufacturer focusing on wire harnesses, instruments, and components such as connectors and terminals.

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Auto Server

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Auto Server delivers a network and vehicle information in the industry through simple and convenient services based on Web infrastructure.

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Pilkington

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Pilkington is a manufacturer of high performance glass and glazing solutions contributing to energy conservation and generation.

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IID

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IID provides research and consulting services in Japan and internationally.

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Carpaydiem

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Carpaydiem specializes in selling and transporting Japanese used commercial vehicles and trucks.

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ASF

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ASF is a venture company established to maximize CP by developing products with X-Tech also develops Electro automated vehicle, etc.

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SEIBU OIL

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Seibu Oil is primarily engaged in producing gasoline, kerosene, distillate fuel oils, and straight distillation of crude oil.

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KYB

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KYB is a manufacture and sale of hydraulic equipment and hydraulic shock absorbers.

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IDOM Inc.

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IDOM operates a network of stores that buy and sell used cars throughout Japan.

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ALPINE Japan

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ALPINE Japan is a car audio, car navigation systems, and other mobility-related services seller company.

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Honda Motor & Scooter India Pvt. Limited

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Honda Motor Europe Ltd. was established in October 1989.

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Nichirin

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Nichirin manufactures hose parts for automobiles and motorcycles.

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Nihon Kotsu

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Nihon Kotsu is one of the biggest taxi company in Tokyo.

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Harada Industry

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Harada Industry manufactures and sells automotive equipment and communications equipment.

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Dream Drive

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Dream Drive is a Campervan builder, creating premium campers with its team of Japanese craftsmen.

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RegNet Solutions

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RegNet Solutions provides legal research tools for the automotive industry.

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Rainbow Partners

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Rainbow Partners pioneers licensing entertainment metadata, media recognition and recommendation solutions.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation

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Toyota​ ​Mobility​ ​Foundation is a charity set up by Toyota to help bring about a truly mobile society.

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HI-LEX Corporation

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HI-LEX Corporation is a Japanese corporation specializing in the manufacture and sale of remote-controlling electrical cables .

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Akebono Brake Industry

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Akebono is a specialized brake manufacturer and brake expert, manufacturing brakes in a wide range of fields, including automobiles.

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ZERO-SUM

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Zerosum is an Automotive ITS business company.

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I-AUC

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I-AUC is an online used car auction agency that provides buying, selling, and transportation services.

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EcoNaviSta

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Eco Navista is a bio & IT company that creates solutions for ICT systems based on medical research such as fatigue and sleep.

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Riken Japan

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Riken Japan is a automotive machine parts business company located in Chiyoda-ku.

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Sankei Giken Kogyo

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Sankei Giken Kogyo produces metal and plastic parts through forming and surface-treatment processes.

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Shoei

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Shoei is a Japanese company that produces motorsport helmets.

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FMG

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FMG is providing fleet management services in African countries.

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Wako Filter Technology

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Wako Filter Technology is a automobile filter supply industry.

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USS Co

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USS Co specializes in management of used vehicle auction.

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Japan Auto Parts Industries Association

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Japan Auto Parts Industries Association is an industry organization supporting the manufacture of automobiles.

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Tachi-S

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Tachi-S specializes in the manufacturing and sales of automotive seats and related parts.

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Nagano Keiki

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Nagano Keiki engages in the manufacture and sale of pressure gauges, pressure sensors, and measurement control equipment.

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Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development

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Toyota Research Institute is a pioneer in developing software for automated driving at Toyota Motor Corporation.

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Mlog

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Development and sales of remote diagnosis systems for automobiles

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Mitsuboshi Belting

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Mitsuboshi Belting is a manufacturer of automotive and industrial power transmission belts.

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ZENRIN DataCom

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Zenrin Datacom is a development tool for implementing map content, search functions, and location information related functions.

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Iyasaka

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Iyasaka is a technical supplier of automotive testing and maintenance equipment and systems.

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Car Hub Japan

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Car Hub Japan is a leading automobile trading company, providing top-of-the-line Japanese used cars to customers around the world.

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AIR TRUNK

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AIR TRUNK offers trunk room service that allows free pick-up and delivery at any time.

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Ohashi Technica

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Ohashi Technica is a wholesaler that specializes in the automobile related parts.

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Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service

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Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service provides leasing, buying and selling, maintenance, repair, and inspection services for all types of vehicles.

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Audi Japan Sales

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Audi Japan Sales offers new and used Audi cars sales and provides after-sales inspection, parts replacement, and repair services.

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Mikuni

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Mikuni is a carburetor manufacturing company.

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Sakagami Seisakusho

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Sakagami Seisakusho manufactures o rings, bearings, and seals for hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

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MITO KOGYO

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Mito Kogyo is a manufacture of metal cutting machine tools.

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MOTA

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MOTA is an online portal that share information on know-how on purchasing new and used cars and how to sell cars.

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BLITZ

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Blitz is a pioneer in the Japanese car tuning business, have developed and introduced tuning parts one after another with technology.

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J-QuAD DYNAMICS

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J-QuAD DYNAMICS is a company initiated by four global leading automotive suppliers to develop and engineer autonomous driving software.

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AOI Holdings

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AOI Holdings engages in the planning and sales of energy and automotive products and services.

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NX Transport

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NX Transport provides freight car transportation services.

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JAMA

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JAMA promotes the development of the Japanese automobile industry and contributes to social-economic welfare.

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Oscar

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Oscar provides an Automobile matching service, Minpaku monitoring services, Map type information bulletin board services.

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AGASTA

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AGASTA exports Japanese used cars at reasonable prices overseas.

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TPR

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TPR is a manufacturer of automotive parts.

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Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association

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Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association is an organization for protecting the ownership of light motor vehicles & motorcycles.

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Topy Industries

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Topy Industries specializes in steel, automobile, and industrial components.

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JU

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JU is developing software products for the automotive and transportation industries.

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Collabit

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Collabit is solving social problems through innovation.

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Sankyo Oilless Industries

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Sankyo Oilless Industries is a stamping die components manufacturing company.

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Advanced Data Controls

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Advanced Data Controls focuses on the design, development, sales, and support of embedded systems.

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Nakamura Auto Parts

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Nakamura Auto Parts is a trading company that offers automobile parts and supplies.

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EBE

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EBE is an IT and software development company that develops software for the automobile industry.

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Keihin

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Keihin develops, manufactures and sells fuel supply systems for motorcycles, general-purpose vehicles, and automobiles.

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ANZEN MOTOR CAR

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ANZEN MOTOR CAR is an automobile manufacturing plant that offers computer-based automobile maintenance management systems.

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Hoei Kogyo

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Hoei Kogyo is a manufacturer and seller of household hardware and automobile parts.

Written by Mark Fitz

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