Japan has one of the most developed USED CAR AUCTION system in the world. There are literally 100+ auto auctions in Japan. Auctions are used as a major source to find cars to export; by the exporters.
Following are major Auto Auctions in Japan.
AAA (Asnet Auto Auctions)
Description: Same as ARAI.
Locations: Bayside, Fukuoka, Oyama, Sendai
Note: There are 2 auctions in Oyama: one for cars on Thursday and one for vans/trucks on Saturday.
Other: AAAi Inspection Sheet
Description: "Leading On-Line Construction Equipment Exchange".
Description: Auctions about 3,000 vehicles a week. Also has many network locations with +10,000 vehicles in stock.
Locations: Saitama (Fukaya) - auction site
Link: www.bcnaa.jp (auction); www.bcn-chubu.jp (network of other services)
Other: BCN Inspection Sheet
Description: Owned by Gulliver Inc. Each week there are about 6,000 vehicles auctioned a week. Also sells fixed-price.
Auction time: Mondays: 10am to 7pm
Locations: Nagoya, Tokyo, internet
Other: GAO! Inspection Sheet
Locations: Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Kansai, Nagoya, Sendai, Tokyo
Description: Every Saturday
Location: Kobe, Kyushu, Makuhari
Description: Online auction search system connecting multiple auction sites for used heavy-equipment (construction and industrial). Auctions 24/7 every day.
Notes: JU auctions have higher resolution level images at 640*480 compared to the 300*225 average.
Locations: Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Asahikawa, Chiba, Ehime, Fukui, Fukuoka, Fukushima , Gifu, Gunma, Hakodate, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Iwate, Kagawa, Kagoshima, Kanagawa, Kitami, Kochi, Kumamoto, Kushiro, Kyoto, Mie, Miyagi, Miyazaki, Muroran, Nagano, Nagasaki, Nara, Niigata, Obihiro, Oit, Okayama, Okinawa, Osaka, Saga, Saitama, Sapporo, Shiga, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokushima, Tokyo, Tottori, Toyama, Wakayama, Yamagata, Yamaguchi, Yamanashi.
For more info: visit HERE which has map on the bottom.
Link: www.juaanet.jp ; Useful link: Translated JU Group Link Page
Other: JU Tokyo Inspection Sheet
Auction Days: Wednesday (Ebino), Thursday (Fukuoka), Friday (Yamaguchi)
Locations: Ebino, Fukuoka, Yamaguchi
Locations: Kansai, Okayama, Shikoku
Location: Nagoya, Osaka (Takatsuki, Tokyo (Kawasaki)
Description: Open Saturdays and Thursdays.
Locations: Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo
Description: Auction for local dealers. Once a month on Fridays
Locations: Nagano, Shiojiri
Description: Specializes in Heavy Equipment.
Description: Same as NAA (Nissan Auto Auction), but the Tender auctions.
Description: Every Monday.
Description: Tuesday: Kobe, Wednesday: Atsugi, Thursday: Nagoya
Locations: Kobe, Atsugi, Nagoya, Fukuoka
Description: In 2005, USS acquired RAA and renamed USS Ryutsu Auto Auction.
Locations: Hamamatsu, Kanto
Locations: Fujisawa, Fukuoka, Kobe, Nagoya
Description: Held on Saturdays
Locations: Kanagawa (The meeting place is Tokyo meeting place of NAA)
Description: Auctions for Toyota dealers to sell off trade-in cars they receive.
Notes: TAA has higher quality images than the average: 640*480 compared to 300*225.
Locations: Chubu, Fukushima, Hiroshima, Kanto, Kinki, Kyushyu, Kyushyu South (Kagoshima), Okinawa, Yokohama
Link: taaweb.jp, TAA Web (Japanese)
Description: Specializes in Construction Equipment.
Description: Auction motorcycles and vehicles. Tuesdays
Description: Largest used-car auctioneer with over 30% market share. Through its 'USS Globe Network', all 19 auction sites (including 2 USS-R sites) and an additional 14 affiliate auction sites are connected through satellite.
Locations: Fujioka, Fukkuoka, Gunma, Hokuriku, Kobe, Kyushu, Nagoya, Niigata, Okayama, Osaka, Ryustsu, Sapporo, Shizuoka, Tohoku, Tokyo, West Tokyo, Yokohama.
Description: Auction dedicated to reusable (older-model, high-mileage) cars.
Locations: USS-R Tokyo, USS-R Nagoya
Description: Every Friday
Description: Tuesdays for Tokyo, Thursdays for Osaka
Locations: Osaka, Tokyo