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Parts Exports by Container

If you’re in the Japan Auto Parts import business then you should read this…


JAP Express is an auto-parts export specialist. We run 3 recycle and dismantling yards here in Kyoto, where we strip cars and parts for export by container. Currently, we supply customers in New Zealand, Australia, East Timor, Kiribati, Hawaii, Maldives, Jamaica, Trinidad, Syria & Kazakhstan.


For those of you who want to come to Japan and do the containers yourself, here’s what we offer…


  1. VISA - We’ll provide you with a visa letter of invitation  
  2. Clean and comfortable accommodation (Hotel or apartment)
  3. Free loan car (int’l driver’s license required*)   
  4. Mobile Wifi access - Free
  5. We have 3 fully licensed dismantling yards 
  6. We supply all tools, forklifts and container loading equipment 
  7. Direct access to all Japan car auctions
  8. Source cars for dismantling from our own stock
  9. Be hands-on when your cars are dismantled & container loaded
  10. Then leave the shipping to us –
  11. Work hard then enjoy beautiful Japan. Kyoto is the no. 1 tourist destination, Experience the best of Japan’s culture, food, sights & nightlife    


Conditions Apply

  • Travel visa’s limited to 2 persons per trip. When providing the visa documents, JAP Express must accept the role as guarantor. For this reason, a bond-deposit may be required which will be credited to your purchase or otherwise refunded at the time of your departure.


  • Drivers in Japan MUST hold a valid int’l drivers license


  • Accommodation restricted to JAP Express guests only and does not include daily meals. Offer is limited to 2 weeks per 40-ft container.  E.g. 30 cars per 40-ft, estimate cutting 3 cars per day = dismantle time of 10 - 12 days + 2 days for loading. Clients who do multiple containers will be offered accommodation at 14 days per 40-ft container. (E.g. 2 40ft container = 4 weeks accommodation) Hereafter, accommodation must be paid by you.


  • Cars can be sourced from our own stock or purchased directly from the car auctions. Vehicles brought into our yard from an outside source may be subject to a cut and load fee.


  • Re; Payment. All cars and parts must be paid for within 3 days of purchase. Containers will not be shipped nor will B/Ls be released without full payment. 



Depending on how you want your cars dismantled, we can usually fit 10 ~ 12 cars in a 20ft and in a 30 ~ 35 in a 40ft container. 

To minimize costs, we recommend bidding from auctions within the Kansai region which includes all surrounding prefectures within a 200kms radius of our Kyoto factory. Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Gifu, Hyogoken, Nagoya -- Over 50 million people live in Kansai so there is still plenty of cars to choose from.

We can also top up your container with engines & loose-parts from our network of suppliers. 





Vehicles being dismantled for parts and shipped  by container  - our service fees are as follows


A) Cars bought from auction: Car cost + auc fee + recycle tax (which is not claimable) + transport to our factory + C&L (Cut & Load) @ Y30,000  - - On average, the total service fee when sourcing cars from auction w/in the Kansai region is approx. Y80,000 ~  Note: 'This does not include the cost of the vehicle'   


B) Cars selected from our stock include all costs, including the cut and load fee. 


*The above rates are for standard Japanese type vehicles, it does not cover trucks, commercial vehicles or European cars which are much more complex to dismantle and load. 


Drayage: which is the cost to transport the container from port to our yard for loading and then return it to the port for shipping is Y125,000 per container (both 20ft & 40ft) 


Bond Deposit: To confirm an order, we require a bond-deposit. Y500,000 for a 20ft container and Y1 mil yen for a 40ft.  We will then gather stock to twice the value of your bond and if exceeded, an additional payment will be required. 


Final invoice will be sent, once the container is fully loaded and sealed. You will also be sent a confirmed packing list and scanned copy of the B/L 


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