Mobility in Japan

July 2020

Japan is one of the key players in the autonomous vehicle market, with numerous pilot projects being run. The autonomous vehicle market is expected to benefit from the launch of 5G internet in 2020 and further strengthen the position of Japan as a pioneer of driverless cars. Strict regulations regarding the use of ride-hailing services in Japan have pushed ahead car-sharing. This is one of the factors which is predicted to contribute to a reduction in car sales over 2020-2024.

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The mobility reports examine how people travel, the emerging mobility trends and transport spending preferences.

Each mobility report covers five key topics:

Vehicle sales and ownership: Provides insights on the traditional automotive market, examining new car sales and registrations, sales by passenger car type and consumer preference for vehicle ownership.

Electric and alternative fuel vehicles: Analyses electric and alternative fuel passenger car registrations, as well as the legislative frameworks being introduced to incentivise consumer adoption of new fuel vehicles.

Shared mobility: Explores the use of various shared mobility modes including ride hailing, ride sharing, scooter sharing, car sharing and bike sharing. Provides some insights on the legislative frameworks or lack thereof in promoting shared mobility.

Public transportation: Outlines the modes, usage and consumer attitudes to public transport. Also studies the government initiatives being rolled out to modernise public transport fleets.

Autonomous vehicles and connectivity: Examines the penetration and market readiness of autonomous cars as well as consumer attitudes to self-driving vehicles. In addition, it provides an analysis of infrastructure, legislation and government support of factors critical to the promotion of self-driving/autonomous cars.

This report answers:

  • What are the passenger car sales and ownership in Japan?
  • What are the forecast passenger car sales by segment in Japan?
  • What is the market size and penetration of electric and other alternative fuel vehicles in Japan?
  • How are consumers changing their attitudes to public transport in Japan and what are the prospects?
  • Who are the major players entering the shared mobility market and how are consumers responding?
  • What are the chief regulatory and legislative developments in the autonomous vehicles and connected cars space?
  • How will COVID-19 and recession impact the alcoholic drinks industry?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?



Market background
Chart 1 Car Sales in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 2 Car Sales by Segment in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 3 Vehicles in Use in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 4 Consumer Expenditure on Purchase of Cars, Motorcycles and Other Vehicles in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 5 Consumer Expenditure on Operation of Personal Transport Equipment in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 6 Consumer Expenditure on Transportation Regional Comparison: 2019 Chart 7 Household Ownership of Passenger Cars and Motorcycles in 5 Largest Cities in Japan: 2019


Market background
Chart 8 Greenhouse Emissions by Sector in Japan: 2019 Chart 9 Electric Car Sales in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 10 Hybrid Car Sales in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 11 Electric Charging Stations by Type in Japan: 2014-2019 Chart 12 Electricity Output by Type in Japan: 2014-2019


Market background
Chart 13 Top 10 Largest cities by population and density in 2019 and Population Growth in Japan: 2019-2024 Chart 14 Public transportation Use in 2019 and Growth 2014-2019 in Selected Cities Chart 15 Household Bicycle Ownership in Selected Cities: 2019


Market background
Chart 16 Household Smartphone Possession and Broadband Access in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 17 Household Broadband Internet by Speed in Japan: 2014-2024 Chart 18 Road Injury Accidents 2013-2018 and Road Injuries by City: 2018 Chart 19 Road Network in Japan: 2014/2019 Chart 20 Road Network by Country: 2019

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This industry report originates from Passport, our Mobility market research database.




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