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Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese producer of cars, well known for its smaller models. Many of its models are also known as ei jidoksha (or kei cars) in Japan. The name "Daihatsu" is a combination of the first kanji (Japanese character) for Osaka and the first of the word "engine manufacture"; when put together they are pronounced "dai hatsu".

Website: Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

HKS Co., Ltd.

HKS Co., Ltd. HKS Co., Ltd. is a publicly traded automotive accessory company headquartered in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan; HKS has since by the late 1980's competed in many forms of motorsports including drag racing, JTCC, JGTC, F3, D1 Grand Prix, Superbikes, plus many others. They also sponsor many racers to carry the HKS name and to become part of the HKS team. In the past, they notably used the likes of Anthony Reid (Supertouring/JTCC), Tetsuya Kawasaki (drag racing), Nobuteru Taniguchi (D1 Grand Prix and Time Attack), Akira Iida (Time Attack) to drive for their own in-house team. Their revenues at the end of 2005 was $68 Million worldwide or 7,940,000,000 yen and currently employ 426 staffs.

Website: HKS Co., Ltd.

HKS Co., Ltd.

Isuzu Motors Ltd. Isuzu Motors Ltd. is a Japanese commercial vehicle and heavy truck manufacturer company, headquartered in Tokyo. In most of Asia, Africa, and Europe, Isuzu is mostly known for trucks of all sizes, after Isuzu small automobile sales drastically plummeted and Isuzu had to drop all sales of sedans and compact cars in the late 1990's.

Website: Isuzu Motors Ltd.


Lexus Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. Lexus brand name vehicles are sold in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, and Latin America; in the United States, Lexus is the highest-selling brand of luxury cars. In 2005, the Lexus marque launched in Japan, marking the continued global expansion of the luxury division.

Website: Lexus

Mazda Motor Corporation

Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer based in Hiroshima, Japan. As of 2006, the company is expected to produce 1.25 million vehicles per year with sales evenly divided among Japan, Europe, and North America.

Website: Mazda Motor Corporation

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation Throughout the production process, Mitsubishi Fuso employs Quality Gate principles which ensure that components and vehicles undergo stringent quality checks at each step on the assembly line. With its own quality and technology know-how now extensively supported and augmented through DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi Fuso is currently focused on further strengthening and improving its quality management organization.

Website: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi Motors became an independent company in 1970 when the automobile division was spun off from Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, producing cars, trucks and buses for over thirty years. In 2003 the company was reborn again as the new Mitsubishi Motors, a manufacturer specialized in passenger cars.

Website: Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan Motors

Nissan Motors Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese automobile manufacturer which formerly marketed vehicles under the Datsun brand name. The company's main offices are located in the Ginza area of Chuo-ku, Tokyo but Nissan plans to move their headquarters to Yokohama, Kanagawa by 2010, with construction starting in 2007. In 1999, Nissan entered an alliance with Renault S.A. of France. Nissan is among the top three Asian rivals of the "big three" in the U.S.

Website: Nissan Motors

Suzuki Motor Corporation

Suzuki Motor Corporation Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation company producing a range of automobiles (especially Keicars), a full range of motorcycles, outboard motors, and a variety of other small combustion-powered engine products. Suzuki has 15 automotive manufacturing plants in 14 countries and 133 distributors in 119 countries.

Website: Suzuki Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automaker and the world's largest automaker based on quarterly sales for the first time in the first quarter of 2007.The company is first based on annual sales. It also provides financial services through its division Toyota Financial Services and also creates robots besides automobiles.

Website: Toyota Motor Corporation

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