This information can make clear situation with Years of Manufacture of the vehicles which you buying in Japan. On all vehicles which you going to purchase in Japan on Registration Certificate, and all other registration documents which using for export procedure is printed Date of first registration in Japan, NOT a Date of Manufacture.
In fact Date of Manufacture can be different with Date of Registration.
As example vehicle is manufactured in December 1999 year, but it was registered for using in Japan at January 2000 year.
So in all documents which we have for this vehicle it will be 2000 Year / 01 Month. Not a 1999 year / 12 Month.
In different countries customs can check exactly date in catalogue base or by chassis number (on seats belts), or can use Japanese document for registration locally.
So We require to you : Before you place a bid (or confirm to buy vehicle from our stock / one price / special yard), please check exactly date of manufacture on the vehicle by yourself with your auction access or send us Request in advance we will do it for you. Please note for Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Hino trucks we need to use special request, and it can taking bit more time than for other vehicles.
Actually for all other cars like Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, etc you can check year of manufacture by yourself without problems. Just use our japanese web catalogue.
As an example above you can see here: Toyota Allion 2009 year. In Auction Grading sheet you can see Year of Registration 21 / 1 Month (21 mean 2009 year By Japanese chronology, To convert a Western era jast add japanese years to 1988: 21+1988=2009)
But when you check Exact Year of Manufacture from Online catalogue – you can find out that this car was Manufactured in Japan on 2008.11 Month. So as you can see it different.