Japan Automotive Products Association

Japan Automotive Products Association

Japan Automotive Products Association (JAPA)


Tokyo, Japan
Aoki Aoki


This association consists of trading companies which sell automotive spare parts to all over Japan & World(offical members) and automotive parts manufactures (sub members). Japan was founded in April1 ,1970 by combining the Japanese automotive parts exporters association and imported automotive parts association.

JAPA offical members 26 companies(auto parts & accessory trading company), sub members 76 companies(autoparts & accessory manufactures.


Japan Automotive Products Association

  • Dai-2 Bunsei BLDG 7F 1-11-7 Tranomon Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan 105-0001

  • +81-3-3580-5231

  • +81-3-3580-5232


WHAT'S "JAPA Recommended Parts"?

The JAPA "Automotive Parts Recommendation System"

The branded parts supplied by automotive manufacturers for maintenance and repairs carrying their own brands and through their own distribution channels are referred to as 'genuine parts'. Whereas, parts for maintenance and repairs that are certified under the JAPA's "Automotive Parts Recommendation System" and considered to be of the same or better quality as genuine parts are called 'JAPA Recommended Parts'.

These "recommended parts" carry auto parts manufacturer brands and are supplied to aftermarket worldwide (i.e. not just in Japan) through the network of JAPA member companies.


The JAPA started its 'Automotive Parts Recommendation System' in 1972 to ensure that consumers could be confident that they are getting reliable, excellent quality parts for their vehicle. The aim of this system, as stipulated by the requirements of the 'Recommended Automotive Parts Certification System' standards that came into effect with the promulgation of the Ministry of Trade and Industry Ordinance 19, 1947, is to raise the level of consumer trust in the industry by contributing to the benefit of users through the increased diffusion of reliable and excellent quality parts in the aftermarket.

Forty years later in 2012 the JAPA undertook a review and reform of the system and established the following standards for 'JAPA Recommended Parts' to enable ordinary consumers to choose the parts they require without hesitation and in full confidence.

JAPA recommends reliable and excellent quality parts in the after-market that are deemed to be suitable and meet the requirements stipulated above from among the wide range of maintenance and repair parts available. That is to say that JAPA recommends authorized products that satisfy the testing and standards requirements of national and public organizations, leading private sector organizations, automotive manufacturers, and auto parts manufacturers.

JAPA will continue to make every effort to promote the diffusion of 'JAPA Recommended Parts' in both manufacturing and distribution so as to make an even greater contribution to the good of all consumers.


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