Asahi Research Institute Limited Liability Company
Started long-term rental car business for expatriates “ASAHI MOTORS Rent a Car” (also used by foreign-affiliated companies, real estate companies, and embassies)
Peace of mind for expats. A simple long-term car rental service that eliminates any complicated procedures. (English available)
Asahi Research Institute LLC (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Shunsuke Kanai), which operates Asahi Motors Group, has started a long-term rental car business for foreign expatriates living in Japan. Foreign customers can rest assured with a simple contract method that eliminates all the Japanese systems that foreigners are confused about such as seal certificate, garage certificate, Japanese bank account, automobile tax, vehicle inspection, and voluntary insurance. Of course, everything is available in English.
There are two things that surprise expatriates when they start living in Japan [Image 1
1. Workers, billboards in town, and most of the paperwork are in Japanese only. 2. I don’t understand the system of seal certificate, garage certificate, automobile tax, vehicle inspection, and voluntary insurance.
Car leasing is a high hurdle for expatriates
Since most expatriates are assigned for two to three years, they tend to choose leasing rather than purchasing a car, and the hurdles when leasing a car in Japan are very high.
[Examination criteria for general car leasing] * Excerpt of difficult points for expatriates
・Staff working at dealers and leasing companies cannot speak English ・It is necessary to switch to a Japanese license (international license x foreign license valid in Japan x)
・When the leasing company checks your identity over the phone, you must speak Japanese.
It is common to wait two months at a driving test center to switch to a Japanese driver’s license, so it is not possible to switch to a Japanese driver’s license in the first place.
High hurdles for bulk purchases
The hurdles for foreign expatriates who have been stationed for 2 to 3 years to purchase a multi-million yen car all at once are not low. In the case of a bulk purchase, the license problem will be cleared, but it is necessary to proceed with the purchase after understanding the seal certificate, automobile tax, vehicle inspection, and voluntary insurance system.
In particular, there are only a few countries that have adopted vehicle inspection systems, so unless we understand this, we cannot move forward.
Long-term rental car is the best!
ASAHI MOTORS Rent a Car has started a long-term rental car business for such expatriates.
[Benefits of long-term rental cars]
1. English support (reception staff, insurance company staff in case of emergency)
2. International driver’s license, license valid in Japan is OK 3. A simple rate that includes automobile tax, vehicle inspection, maintenance, and voluntary insurance
4. Credit card payment OK
5. Lower monthly costs than car leasing (depending on car model) 6. Expenses for rental cars are simple. Corporate contracts are also possible. The car models are mainly luxury class SUVs.
If you sign a contract of 1 year or more in advance, it is possible to rent a car of your choice. (Conditions apply)
Please feel free to contact us.
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