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A List of Automotive Manufacturers from Japan

Japan is located in the Pacific Ocean, well off the coast of China. Its capital city, Tokyo, is one of the most populated cities in the world. The country consists of a main island and several smaller islands nearby.

Japan contains , a globally-known racetrack in the . Fuji Speedway has one of the longest straights in motorsport tracks, at 1.475 km (0.917 mi) in length. In the past, as recently as 2008, Fuji Speedway has hosted the Japanese Grand Prix event. The main track layout currently has a spectator seating capacity of 110000 seats, but had a past peak capacity of 140000 seats.

Fuji Speedway: Fire Under The Mountain

A photo of Mount Fuji taken from the International Space Station

A public domain photo of Mount Fuji taken from the International Space Station.

What is "JDM"?

Cars and car parts manufactured in Japan for the Japanese market are consider JDM, or Japanese Domestic Market. Enthusiasts like to import these due to some of them having unique features, such as right-hand-drive layout cars, engines not offered in other regions, or parts only available on Japanese trim options.

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