Japanese cars are known for their reliability, efficiency, affordability, and durability. People worldwide prefer Japanese used cars over American and European automobiles. In 2021, Japan exported 3.4 Million cars, a slight decrease from the previous year.

Third world is Japan’s presence in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Japan’s success has a long history. Japanese cars have been awarded numerous times with the European Car of the Year, World Car of the Year and International Car of the Years awards.

Japan was able to outperform the US in vehicle production between the 1980s and 1990s. With a high export rate, they exported 13 million vehicles in those years.


We also discussed Japan’s total 2021 export. Japan exported 1,277 901 new cars to the USA in those 3.4million vehicles. This is the highest export to any country in the world. Japan’s reliable and cheap cars are now available in developing countries. Japanese cars are also much more reliable than American automobiles. Let’s look at the following reasons Americans choose Japanese second-hand vehicles.

  • Japanese automobile manufacturers are constantly developing new technology. This is why they are safer than American cars. IIHS ranked Japanese cars higher than Americans in 2020.
  • Japanese cars are more reliable that American cars.
  • Many people believe that Japanese cars perform better than American cars.

With 1.4 million units, 2016 and 2017 were the years with the highest number of Japanese used cars imported. Japanese cars dominate the US and Europe markets.


Asians love Japanese used cars. People from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh prefer to import Japanese used cars. Because of their affordability, Japanese vehicles are popular in Asia. Japanese cars are extremely well-maintained and affordable. China and UAE are the two largest importers of Japanese cars. China was the second largest importer of Japanese cars, with more than 251,651 (NEW) units. The UAE also contributed a significant amount with 80,023 (NEW) units in the year 2021. The UAE’s used Japanese cars ratio increased by 2021.

Japan is an Asian country. The reasons given above are a testament to how Japan has made it into the third world.


The popularity of Japan in Africa is growing every day. Africa is also the fastest-growing continent. 1994 saw Africa become an independent continent. Japan was a strong advocate for Africa’s development through TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development). This conference had a significant impact on reducing poverty and increasing the literacy rate in Africa.

According to Statista, Africa is the world’s largest importer of Japanese automobiles. Statista reports that Japan exported 99.5 000 vehicles to Africa in 2020. The USA, Japan and the European Union also exported 40% of their cars in Africa. Many African countries, including Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, and Kenya, import Japanese used cars.