Early Years of Japanese Automaker Industry

This is a known factor that today the Japanese Automobile industry is one of the biggest auto industries of the world. Although many American and German industries have significant influence over the world yet Japan automakers have imposed their value in mind of all car buyers. The best aspect of the success of Japan vehicle makers is that all classes of people from lower to higher are targeted by them. Most of the time fuel efficiency is a feature that makes the produced cars in Japan go hit. You can visit the Japanese bus online for more information.

The history of the Japanese automobile industry is more than 100 years old. Starting from 1904, when Torao Yamaha came with a stream engine oriented bus which was the first domestically manufactured vehicle in Japan. The first gasoline car “Sakurai” of Japan was made by Komanosuke Uchiyama in 1907. In 1910, Kunisue Automobiles built the Kunsue and in the following year, Kwaishinsha Motorcar Works came into being and later started the manufacturing a car called DAT. William R Gorham founded Jitsuyo Jidosha Seizo Co., and later they started building Gorham and Lila. Jitsu Jidosha Seizo Co. merged with Kwaishinsha and formed the DAT Automobile Manufacturing Co (Later became Nissan Motors). In 1936, Toyota a textile manufacturer started to manufacture the cars. Toyota used to produce trucks under the military subsidy.

Before World War II, most of the cars manufactured in Japan based on European and American. The best example is the Mitsubishi Model A based on the design of Fiat A3-3s. That model was considered to be the first-ever mass-produced car in Japan with only the 22 units were produced in 1930. The designs of Nissan Motors cars were based on the Graham Paige and Austin 7 and the other side Toyota AA model designs were based on Chrysler Airflow. The cars were built by the Ohta, based on the Ford Models while Sumida produced a car resembling LaSalle. A similar design with 1935 Pontiac car was built by Chiyoda.

In 1925, Japan’s Ford Motor Company established and the first production plant was set up in Yokohama. Chrysler came to Japan and laid the foundation of Kyoritsu Motors while in Osaka, General Motors established in 1927. Between the periods of 1925 to 1936, the Japanese subsidiaries of United States Big Three automaker produced a total of 208,967 vehicles. In the same period, the local producers were able to produce a total of 12,127 vehicles. For the reduction of foreign competition and to promote the domestic auto industry, the Japanese government passed the Automobile Manufacturing Industry Law in late 1930 the vehicle production was shifted to the truck production owing to the Second Sino Japanese War.

Because of the Second World War, auto production was limited until the year 1966. Trucks and 3 wheels vehicles were produced until 1966. After this, the passenger cars dominated the industry and also the designs were fully altered as compared to European and American Designs.…