WHAT'S "JAPA Recommended Parts"?
The JAPA "Automotive Parts Recommendation System"

The branded parts supplied by automotive manufacturers for maintenance and repairs carrying their own brands and through their own distribution channels are referred to as 'genuine parts'. Whereas, parts for maintenance and repairs that are certified under the JAPA's "Automotive Parts Recommendation System" and considered to be of the same or better quality as genuine parts are called 'JAPA Recommended Parts'. These "recommended parts" carry auto parts manufacturer brands and are supplied to aftermarket worldwide (i.e. not just in Japan) through the network of JAPA member companies.

The JAPA started its 'Automotive Parts Recommendation System' in 1972 to ensure that consumers could be confident that they are getting reliable, excellent quality parts for their vehicle. The aim of this system, as stipulated by the requirements of the 'Recommended Automotive Parts Certification System' standards that came into effect with the promulgation of the Ministry of Trade and Industry Ordinance 19, 1947, is to raise the level of consumer trust in the industry by contributing to the benefit of users through the increased diffusion of reliable and excellent quality parts in the aftermarket.

Forty years later in 2012 the JAPA undertook a review and reform of the system and established the following standards for 'JAPA Recommended Parts' to enable ordinary consumers to choose the parts they require without hesitation and in full confidence.

(1) Standards relating to guarantee responsibility

  1. 1.Establishment of guaranteed standards and periods (or number of kilometers).
  2. 2.Conclusion of Product Liability (PL) insurance or compensation contracts corresponding to PL insurance standards.

(2) Standards relating to quality

  1. 1.Products displaying the JIS mark, or auto parts manufacturer products that have acquired 'ISO standard' certification.
  2. 2.Products of guaranteed quality that have been recognized and recommended by public agencies or manufacturers' associations, etc.
  3. 3.Products made by auto parts manufacturers that make assembly component products for automotive manufacturers.
  4. 4.Products of a quality equal to or better than the products mentioned in previous items that have also been recommended by organizations other than the JAPA.
  5. 5.Products that satisfy the necessary requirements for quality, standards, and specifications (quality and production management), and are recognized as being of a level equal to or better than the products mentioned in previous items in terms of degree of brand recognition, and marketability.

The relevant parts or accessories must meet one or more of the requirements described in each of the above paragraphs (1) and (2).

JAPA recommends reliable and excellent quality parts in the after-market that are deemed to be suitable and meet the requirements stipulated above from among the wide range of maintenance and repair parts available. That is to say that JAPA recommends authorized products that satisfy the testing and standards requirements of national and public organizations, leading private sector organizations, automotive manufacturers, and auto parts manufacturers, etc.


JAPA will continue to make every effort to promote the diffusion of 'JAPA Recommended Parts' in both manufacturing and distribution so as to make an even greater contribution to the good of all consumers.

List of companies manufacturing 'JAPA Recommended Parts'

Company Name
Products
TEL
ALPS MFG. CO., LTD. FILTER ELEMENT
81-495-72-3131
ASAHI GIKEN CO., LTD. WATER PUMP
81-53-462-1226
AXESS CORPORATION ENGINE OIL, RACK END, SWITCHES, OTHERS
81-3-5643-8020
81-6-6458-4401
Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd. Belts for Automobiles
81-78-304-2923
BOSCH K.K. BATTERY, PLUG, SENSER, ETC.
81-45-912-6060
CORTECO ISHINO CORPORATION ENGINE GASKETS,Packing,Oil seal,Grease
81-3-5405-8411
DAIEI TECHNO CO., LTD. EXHAUST SYSTEM,
EXHAUST PIPE
81-6-6911-4751
DAITO PRESS MFG. CO., LTD. BACK MIRROR, ROOM MIRROR
81-6-6911-4751
DAIWA KOGYO. CO., LTD. LININGRIVETS
81-49-225-5855
DOWA CO., LTD. LAMP
81-3-3417-7611
EIKEN INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. FILTER ELEMENT
81-537-85-4130
EMPIRE MOTOR CO., LTD. Private Brand Products Oil, Electric components, Steering devices, Others
81-3-3355-6000
FUJI BRAKE INDUSTRY CO.,LTD BRAKE LINING,
DISC BRAKE PADS
81-280-30-8281
FUJI OOZX INC. ENGINE VALVES, VALVE SEATS
81-45-681-1900
FUSO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. AUTO BULB, GLOW BULB
81-3-3474-1200
GS YUASA BATTRY LTD. AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY
81-3-5402-5733
HDK CO.,LTD Constant-velocity joint
81-79-264-5663
HITACHI AUTOMOTIVES SYSTEMS LTD. AFTERMARKET DIVISION ENGINE POWERTRAIN, SUSPENSION PARTS
81-44-578-3184
HITACHI CHEMICAL CO.,LTD AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES
81-3-5533-7560
HKT CORPORATION Horn,Glow Plug
81-42-624-1171
HONEST CO.,LTD Ignition coil,Sensor ,floor motor,Others
81-48-981-6381
HORIUCHI SHOTEN CO.,LTD. OIL SEAL,GASKET
81-48-956-7562
ISHIHARA CHEMICAL CO.,LTD Car maintenance for chemical
81-78-681-4801
ITO PARTS CO., LTD. REBUILT DRIVE SHAFT & BUMPER
81-3-3790-1543
KAYABA ENGINEERING AND SERVICE CO., LTD. SHOCK ABSORBER, OIL JACK
81-3-5777-7501
KYOUEI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD. REFILE OF WIPER BRADE
81-3-3876-4210
MARUICHI RUBBER INDUSTRY CO .,LTD. C.V. joint boots
81-3-3265-0011
MARUENU Co.,Ltd. WIPER BLADE
81-48-461-4172
Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. Automobile and Motorcycle Transmission Belts
81-78-685-5785
MEIJI SANGYO COMPANY Private Brand Products Oil, Fluid Others
81-3-5563-8855
MIYACO HYDRAULIC BRAKE MFG.CO., LTD. Brake & Clutch Parts, Other braking devices
81-3-3591-2271
MK KASHIYAMA CORPORATION BRAKE PAD & SHOE
81-267-65-7811
MUSASHI OIL SEAL MFG. CO., LTD. OIL SEALS, O-RING
81-3-3404-6341
NAKANO SPRING CO.,LTD Leaf springs
81-3-3451-3920
New Hope co.,ltd. Automotive Chemical Products
81-3-3973-1271
NICHIMOLY Division. DAIZO Corporation Rubber dual purpose brake grease
81-3-3246-2251
NISHIOKA MALLEABLE IRON IND CO.,LTD Brake disk,Brake drum
81-565-52-3311
NIPPON MICRO FILTER CO., LTD. OIL,
AIR & FUEL CLEANER ELEMENT
81-6-6474-4700
NIPPON WIPER BLADE CO., LTD. WIPER BLADE
81-480-67-1105
NITTO KOGYO CO., LTD. FILTER ELEMENT
81-3-3602-1161
OCEAN PARTS CO., LTD. HUB BOLTS and NUTS ,HUB LOCK NUTS,TAPPETCOVER PACKING
81-52-411-6860
OHNO RUBBER INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. DRIVE SHAFT BOOT,
STERLING BOOT
81-3-3501-5825
OIGAWA ELECTRIC CO.,LTD Automotive bulb
81-547-53-3185
PACIFIC MFG. CO., LTD. OIL,
AIR & FUEL CLEANER ELEMENT
81-6-6458-9391
SANKEI INDUSTRY CO., LTD. STERLING PARTS,
SUSPENSION PARTS
81-775-53-0555
SAWAKYU INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. HOSE CLAMP
81-52-591-3900
SEIWA INDUSTRY CO., LTD. SEIWA PLUG CORD SET BATTERY TERMINAL
81-6-6722-8651
SEIKEN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD. BRAKE PARTS, BRAKE FLUID
81-3-3597-8662
SPK CORPORATION Engine oil, Clean filter, Lower arm ,Disk rotor ,Others
81-6-6454-2550
STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD. AUTOMOTIVE BULB
81-45-910-0746
SYS METAL PRODUCTS CORP. WARNING LAMP,
WORKING LAMP
81-3-3960-2231
TAMA ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. THERMOSTAT
81-42-491-2637
TANIKAWA YUKA KOGYO CO., LTD. BRAKE FLUID, LONG LIFE COOLANT
81-45-581-6635
THE FURUKAWA BATTERY CO., LTD. AUTOMOTIVE BATTRY
81-45-336-5070
TMY Corporation Private Brand Products,Damper,Lamp,Bulb,Others
81-52-882-8501
TOYO ELEMENT INDUSTRY CO., LTD. FILTER ELEMENT
81-44-978-2751
TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORP. AUTO BULB, HALOGEN BULB
81-898-23-9800
TS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. SPRING U-BOLT & CENTER BOLT
81-42-535-1801
TSUJI IRON WORKS CO., LTD. EXHAUST SYSTEM,
EXHAUST PIPE
81-52-732-1261
UNION SANGYO CO., LTD. OIL, AIR & FUEL CLEANER ELEMENT
81-567-32-2881
yamato automobile Co, Ltd. Private Brand
Disk brake pad,Disc brake rotor, Hand tool, Others
81-6-6785-3265
YAMAWAKI INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD Tail pipe, Center pipe
81-6-6451-1159
YOKOHAMA OILS & FATS INDUSTRY CO.LTD. Automotive Chemical Products
81-45-311-4701

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