2024 Digital FactBook – Associated Region: Japan

Major Japan Companies

Company Established
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. September 1948
Responsibilities: Product development, manufacture, and sale of automobiles, motorcycles and other transport machinery.
Honda Finance Co., Ltd. April 1999
Responsibilities: Financing for the sale and leasing of Honda products.
Honda Trading Corporation March 1972
Responsibilities: Import and export of parts for Honda products.
Honda R&D Co., Ltd. July 1960
Responsibilities: Technical research and development work for Honda products.
Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. September 1970
Responsibilities: Establishment of production systems and production lines and development of machine tools.
Honda Access Corp. August 1976
Responsibilities: Develop, manufacture and sales of Honda special accessories for motorcycles and automobiles.
Honda Mobilityland Corporation
Two corporations were merged in June 2006 under Mobilityland Corporation.
• Suzuka Circuit
• Twin Ring Motegi

June 2006


Responsibilities: Operation of amusement parks and racing circuits.
Honda Motorcycle Japan Co., Ltd. August 2001
Responsibilities: Sales and marketing of motorcycles.
Honda R&D Sun Co., Ltd. July 1992
Responsibilities: Manufacturing and sales of engine parts, transportation equipment, and agricultural machinery,
and research and development of wheelchairs and equipment for rehabilitation training.
Honda Power Products Japan Co., Ltd. October 2017
Responsibilities: Wholesales and after market service of power products.
Honda Airways Co., Ltd. March 1964
Responsibilities: Airline company.
Honda Mobility Solutions Co., Ltd. February 2020
Responsibilities: Planning and operating mobility service (MaaS) business.
Honda Sales Operations Japan Co., Ltd. April 2021
Responsibilities: Provide online automobile sales, managment consulting.
Honda Innovations Co., Ltd. April 2023
Responsibilities: Collaborate with leading startups and innovators for all areas within Honda.


Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

Company Established
Design Center April 2020
Responsibilities: Interior and exterior design of products.
Solution System Development Center April 2020
Responsibilities: Research, design and development of power products.
Innovative Research Excellence April 2020
Responsibilities: Technical research for the future, including connected, AI, ADAS.
Innovative Research Excellence, Power Unit & Energy April 2020
Responsibilities: Research, design and development of engines of automobile, motorcycle, power products and aviation.
Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd. January 2003
Responsibilities: Research and development of advanced technologies.
Honda Racing Corporation September 1982
Responsibilities: Development, manufacture and management of both Auto and Motorcycle racing.


Major Japan Manufacturing Facilities




Size (sq. meters)


Suzuka Factory

Vezel, Fit, N Series, and others

April 1960


530,000 autos

Hamamatsu Factory

Automatic automobile transmissions

April 1954


49,000 transmissions

Kumamoto Factory

Motorcycles, power products

Jan 1976


435,000 units

Honda Auto Body

Acty Truck, S660

Aug 1985


36,000 autos

Ogawa Plant

Automobile Engines

April 2009


250,000 engines

Yorii Plant

Civic, CR-V and others

July 2013


250,000 autos

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