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Sell your car today with Lease Japan.
Get a free estimate of your car’s value at your home or office.

Japanese used cars enjoy great popularity in markets overseas, which means someone out there is looking for your car, and Lease Japan is here to connect you with them! We are the easiest way to get rid of your properly registered car in Japan.

The process is simple.

  • You make an appointment
  • We evaluate your car at your home or office
  • We make you an offer
  • If you approve it, we will purchase your car from you

It does not get any easier than that, and we can offer this service almost anywhere in Japan through our service partners.

If the car is not worth much, for example if the shaken is about to expire, you may still be able to get rid of it at no cost to yourself. Instead of de-registering and junking the car yourself, and paying the disposal fees, we can take it off your hands for free and try to sell it for something.

The cars we buy are sold at an auction site, most go overseas. These kinds of auctions are business to business operations whose customers are usually car dealerships abroad. If you are interested in trying, we can register your car at the auction for you, and manage the sale for a fixed fee. Our experts will make sure you get the best price for your car.

What could be easier than that?


LeaseJapan can assist you with shipping your car back home or wherever you may wish to send it. We are able to ship to most countries where laws and regulations permit. We currently offer this shipping service in the Tokyo and Nagoya/Chubu areas.

Countries have their own laws about what can and cannot be shipped. There may also be various tests that need to be carried out on the car before it is allowed in to the country. Therefore we highly recommend that you contact the customs department in the country of destination to get the most up to date information on import regulations for Japanese used cars.

Payment of Freight Costs will depend on the type of shipping :

  • FOB: Free On Board, this is the vehicle purchase price plus the cost of processing. Freight will be paid on delivery at destination.
  • C&F: Cost and Freight, which is the vehicle purchase price, the cost of processing and cost of freight.
  • CIF: Cost, Insurance and Freight, which is the vehicle purchase price, the cost of processing, cost of insurance and cost of freight.

Our Service will include :

  • Collecting the car from you (as long as it is in the Nagoya/Chubu/Mie or Tokyo area)
  • Delivering the car to the shipping company;
  • De-registering the car and obtaining the Export Certificate;
  • Lodging the Shipping Invoice and all necessary documents with the shipping company;
  • Sending the Customs Invoice, Bill of Lading and all necessary documents to you by courier and informing you of the arrival date.

For more information on how we can assist you in shipping your vehicle and a free quote, please fill in the form below and submit it. Once we receive this information, we will contact you in order to begin the process. We will endeavor to do our best to make this process as smooth and stress free as possible.

LeaseJapan Shipping Request Form


  • Q 1.What is a car lease?
  • Ans.LeaseJapan is now an official "Designated Store". This means that LeaseJapan can now sell cars and car parts without charging Sales Tax.

  • Q 2.Who is eligible for this?
  • Ans.If you are diplomat // diplomatic agent // envoy // foreign service personnel // member of the diplomatic service // member of the foreign service // embassy official // embassy personnel // embassy staff  and have an official “Menzei Card” (or Duty exemption card), then you are eligible for this exemption.

  • Q 3.What is required?
  • Ans.You must show your “Menzei Card” to a staff member of LeaseJapan when placing an order for a Car or Car part and must also provide LeaseJapan with the appropriate completed form. This form is called the “Certificate of Tax Exemption Purchase for Foreign Establishments”. For car purchases, you must be contracted to stay in Japan for a minimum of 24months from the time the car is registered in your name.If both the Mezei Card and the appropriate form is lodged with LeaseJapan, you will be exempt from paying Japanese Sales Tax

  • Q 4.Other Requirements:
  • Ans.You must be in Japan for a minimum of 24months. For car purchases, you must be going to stay in Japan for another 24months from the date that the car is registered in your name.

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PRE-REGISTERED

In accordance with Japanese law when the owner and/or user of a vehicle changes, the local authorities need to be notified. The same is also required if the owner or user changes their address too. Any changes will need to be noted on the vehicles registration document (Vehicle Road Worthiness Test Certificate). Again, to do this an application needs to be lodged with the local police station and the local Transport Department by the owner of the vehicle, or through a proxy.

NB: Please check the details on the Vehicle Road Worthiness Test Certificate before applying.

How long does this process take?

Making an application with the local police station takes three working days. A further day is then required to complete the process at the Transport Department.

What documentation do I need?

Firstly, check you have the following. Under Japanese law both documents should be kept in the vehicle log book inside the car. The Japanese name for each is in parenthesis.

  1. Vehicle Road Worthiness Test Certificate (車検書 / sha-ken-sho)
  2. Compulsory Insurance Certificate* (自動車損害賠償責任保険証明書 / ji-dou-sha-son-gai-bai-shou-seki-nin-ho-ken-shou-mei-sho)

*Not required when the user doesn’t change

You will then need to obtain the following documentation from the relative parties:

  1. Proof of Address - Registered copy of Alien Registration (記載事項証明書 / ki-sai-ji-kou-shou-mei-sho)
    This should include the previous address too if it’s noted on the Vehicle Road Worthiness Test Certificate.
  2. Parking Consent Certificate

If your vehicle is owned by a third party you will be required to submit all of the above; plus:

  1. Vehicle Owner’s Power of Attorney (所有者の委任状 / sho-yuu-sha-no-i-nin-jou)

I don’t know where to get all of these documents. Can you help?

The ‘Parking Consent’ form can be obtained from the management company of your house/apartment. Lease Japan will supply a ‘Power of Attorney’ when required. All other documentation can be obtained from your local City/Ward office for a small fee.

NB: All Certification documents should have been obtained within the last 3 months to be valid.

I have all the necessary documentation, what is the next step?

After all documentation has been obtained, please contact Lease Japan for an estimate.

How much will this cost?

Our standard fee is set at JPY42,000 (tax included) per vehicle for this service. In addition there are actual costs involved during the registration process. These include but are not limited to: Parking Application fee; Registration fee and Acquisition Tax. (Where applicable)

NB: All actual costs will be paid by LeaseJapan at the time of application. After the registration has been completed, all original receipts will be forwarded to the customer along with an invoice for payment. All actual costs will be added to the fee charged by LeaseJapan for this service.

The service I am looking for is not here. What should I do?

Contact LeaseJapan by toll free phone, or through email.

SECOND HAND

In correlation with Japanese law, no vehicle can drive on public roads without being registered with the local authorities. In order to do so, an application needs to be lodged with the local police station, and the local Transport Department by the owner of the vehicle, or through a proxy. LeaseJapan can, with your permission, lodge this application on your behalf for a small fee.

How long does this process take?

The process to register a vehicle changes case-by-case, but should take around 5 working days to do so after receiving all of the necessary documentation.

What documentation do I need?

Firstly, check you have the following. Under Japanese law, documents marked with an asterisk should be kept in the vehicle log book inside the car. The Japanese name for each is in parenthesis.

  1. Vehicle Road Worthiness Test Certificate* (車検書 / sha-ken-sho)
  2. Mandatory Vehicle Insurance Certificate* (自動車損害賠償責任保険証明書 / ji-dou-sha-son-gai-bai-shou-seki-nin-ho-ken-shou-mei-sho)
  3. Vehicle Weight Tax Payment Certificate(重量税納付書 / jyuu-ryou-zei-nou-fu-sho

If your purchased vehicle comes with no number plate (i.e no Road Worthiness Test) you will be required to submit the following in exchange for the above:

  1. Certificate of Cancellation of Registration (抹消登録証明書 / mas-shou-tou-roku-shou-mei-sho)

You will then be required to obtain the following pieces of documentation from the necessary parties. Again, Japanese names are in parenthesis.

  1. Proof of Address - Registered copy of Alien Registration (記載事項証明書 / ki-sai-ji-kou-shou-mei-sho)
  2. 'Parking Consent Form' (保管場所使用承諾証明書 / ho-ken-ba-sho-shi-you-shou-daku-shou-mei-sho)
  3. Seal Certification (印鑑証明書 / in-kan-shou-mei-sho)
  4. Certificate of Transfer (譲渡証明書 / jou-to-shou-mei-sho)

If your vehicle has been imported into Japan you will be required to submit all of the above, plus:

  1. Customs Clearance Certificate (自動車通関証明書 / ji-dou-sha-tsuu-kan-shou-mei-sho)

I don’t know where to get all of these documents. Can you help?

The 'Parking Consent' form can be obtained from the management company of your house/apartment. On purchasing your vehicle you will receive the Certificate of Transfer from the other party involved. All other documentation can be obtained from your local City/Ward office for a small fee.

NB: All Certification documents should have been obtained within the last 3 months to be valid.

I have all the necessary documentation, what is the next step?

After all documentation has been obtained, please contact Lease Japan for an estimate.

How much will this cost?

Our standard fee is set at JPY52,500 (tax included) per vehicle for this service. In addition there are actual costs involved during the registration process. These include but are not limited to: Parking Application fee; Registration fee; Cost of Number Plate; Vehicle weight Tax and Acquisition Tax. (Where applicable)

NB: All actual costs will be paid by LeaseJapan at the time of application. After the registration has been completed, all original receipts will be forwarded to the customer along with an invoice for payment. All actual costs will be added to the fee charged by LeaseJapan for this service.

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