About System:

ADS (Auction Data Search) is a search engine for auto auctions all around Japan. It crawls the biggest auction systems data and translates them from Japanese to English. With this system, you are able to search and purchase various kinds of vehicles provided by Japanese auctions, with the assurance of Has-Nihon.

Has-Nihon is one of the pioneer companies that has developed this type of auction search engine in Japan. We hope you will get all of the advantages of our system and enjoy purchasing your desired vehicles with ease.

Search and purchase flow for used vehicles (Sedan, Light, Sports Car, Van) :

  1. Joining Has-Nihon Trading Co. Ltd. :
    We accept new membership applications only for those who intends to purchase a vehicle from ADS and plans to make a deposit as described below. Please fill out the membership registration form. You can use your membership ID and password for both of the www.hasnihon.com and www.auctiondatasearch.jp websites after the activation.
  2. Making a deposit for the auction items :
    There are two types of deposit choices available that both are refundable. Please find the explanations about the deposit types below:
    • Premium Membership Deposit
    • Advance Deposit for Specific Purchase
  3. Searching for your favorite cars in the auctions :
    Please log into www.auctiondatasearch.jp and go to Japan Auctions tab and enter searching conditions. For more explanations see: search process tutorial.
  4. If you have any questions or comments about our auction system please feel free to contact us at following email addresses:



Photo: An auction house in Japan.

Details of the ADS System:

  1. Deposite Types
  2. Payment Methods
  3. Export Fees
  4. Additional Export Fees
  5. Local Transportation Fees
  6. Calculating FOB Prices
  7. Shipment
  8. Cancellation Terms and Conditions
  9. Import and Registration Restrictions

1. Deposite Types:

In order to purchase a car/bike from auto auctions, there are two membership types available, which require deposit:

"Premium Membership" or "Advanced Deposit Membership".

1.1. Purchase as a Premium Membership:

If you are planning to purchase several number of cars/bikes from auctions, premium membership is the recommended option.

Minimum 100,000 JPY is required for the premium membership. As soon as we receive the deposit amount, we will upgrade your membership to premium membership and activate, so you will be able to make proxy bids via ADS immediately.

Premium membership deposit is refundable after deducting the transaction and the usage charges.
* If you pay by PayPal, about 4% is deducted from your deposit for the PayPal transfers.
* In case you no longer purchase nor submit any bids, ADS usage fee of 5,000 JPY is deducted per month, which starts one month after your last purchase or your last reasonable bid (even you failed to win the auction).
* First 3 months from the activation of your premium membership account we don't charge monthly ADS usage fee at all.

With minimum deposit, premium members can bid up to 1,000,000 JPY. To define a bid over 1,000,000 JPY, an additional deposit payment as 25% of over amount will be required (for the members who has a purchase history this limit is also re-considerable).

1.2. Purchase as an Advance Deposit:

This option is useful for those who are planning to purchase only one unit from Japan auto auctions. The deposit rate changes as following:

  • To make a bid up to 800,000 JPY the minimum required deposit is 100,000 JPY.
  • To make a bid over 800,000 JPY the minimum required deposit is equal to the 25% of the bid amount.
  • For the customers who has a purchase history deposit amounts are re-considerable

In case of an unsuccessful bid, the advance deposit can be used to purchase another car in auctions. Advance deposit is refundable after deducting the transaction and the usage charges.
* If the deposit is paid by PayPal, about 4% is deducted from your deposit for the PayPal transfers.
* In case you no longer purchase nor submit any bids, ADS usage fee of 5,000 JPY is deducted per month, which starts one month after your last reasonable bid (even you failed to win the auction).
* For the first 3 months, we don't charge monthly ADS usage fee from your advance deposit.

2. Payment Methods:

After winning the auction, proforma invoice will be issued on the same day. You will receive a notification e-mail in regard to the new added proforma invoice. If you do not receive any notification even though 1 day after the auction ends, please check your spam/junk folder and contact to Has-Nihon Export Department at export@hasnihon.com.

Payment is expected to be complete within allowed time as above. In case of a delay there will be extra penalty charges as below.

  • If the bid amount is up to 800,000 JPY, for every 3 days delay 5,000 JPY of penalty will be charged.
  • If the bid amount is between 800,000 ~ 1,600,000 JPY, for every 3 days delay 10,000 JPY of penalty will be charged.
  • If the bid amount is over 1,600,000 JPY, for every 3 days delay 15,000 JPY of penalty will be charged.
If the payment delay exceeds 7 days the security deposit may be seized.


Available Payment Methods:

3. Export Fees:


Export fees for premium members:

The chart below describes the basic export fees for premium members in case of bidding up to 800,000 JPY. If the customer's bids exceed 800,000 JPY amount, additional export fees will be added (explained in Section 4: Additional Export Fees).

Export Fees for Premium Members (Ro/Ro Shipment)
(bidding up to 800,000 JPY)
Transfer Options Export Fees Free Benefits
DP or DHP
(Direct to Port)
50,000 JPY 30 days free storage
DP+P
(Direct to the Port and Photos import)
DP + 5,000 JPY 30 days free storage
DHP+IP
(Has-Nihon Bring to Yard then Port + Storage
Inspection & Photos. Not included Transport Fees.)
65,000 JPY 90 days free storage

* While defining a bid, desired transfer option (DP, DHP, DP+P, DHP+IP) should also be described.

* Full amount of the purchase is required within 5 days of the Proforma Invoice.


Transfer Options:

If you choose DP, after winning the auction the car will be transferred directly to the port of departure.

If you choose DHP, after winning the auction the car will be transferred first to Hasnihon Yard, and after a period of time, to the port of departure.

If you choose DP+P, after winning the auction the car will be transferred to port of departure including additional photos taken in port when waiting for shipment.

If you choose DHP+IP, after winning the auction first the car will be transferred to Has-Nihon yard at and then to the port of departure. In this option inspection and additional photos are also included.


Export fees for advance deposit members:

The chart below describes the basic export fees for advance deposit members when bidding up to 800,000 JPY. If the customer's bids exceed 800,000 JPY, additional export fees will be added (explained in Section 4: Additional Export Fees).

Export fees for advance deposit members:
  The chart below describes the basic export fees for advance deposit members when bidding up to 800,000 JPY. If bids exceed 800,000 JPY, additional export fees will be added (explained in section 3).

Export Fees for Advance Deposit Option (Ro/Ro Shipment)
(bidding up to 800,000 JPY)
Transfer Options Export Fees) Free Benefits
DP or DHP
(Direct to Port)
60,000 JPY 30 days free storage
DP+P
(Direct to Port and Photos import)
DP + 5,000 JPY 30 days free storage
DHP+IP
(Has-Nihon Bring to Yard then Port + Storage
Inspection & Photos. Not included Transport Fees.)
75,000 JPY 90 days free storage

* While defining a bid, desired tansfer option (DP, DHP, DP+P, DHP+IP) should also be described.

* Full amount of the purchase is required within 5 days of the Proforma Invoice.


Transfer Option:

If you choose DP, after winning the auction the car will be transferred directly to the port of departure.

If you choose DHP, after winning the auction the car will be transferred first to Hasnihon Yard, and after a period of time, to the port of departure.

If you choose DP+P, after winning the auction first the car will be transferred directly to the port of departure including additional photos.

If you choose DHP+IP, after winning the auction first the car will be transferred to Has-Nihon yard at and then to the port of departure. In this option inspection and additional photos are also included.

4. Additional Export Fees:

If bid is over 800,000 JPY amount, additional export fees will be added like described in the below chart.

If the Winning Bid Amount is; Additional Export Fees will be;
800,000 ~ 1,200,000 JPY 5,000 JPY
1,200,000 ~ 1,600,000 JPY 10,000 JPY
1,600,000 ~ 2,000,000 JPY 15,000 JPY
2,000,000 ~ 2,500,000 JPY 20,000 JPY
2,500,000 ~ 3,000,000 JPY 30,000 JPY
3,000,000 ~ 4,000,000 JPY 40,000 JPY
4,000,000 ~ 5,000,000 JPY 50,000 JPY
5,000,000 JPY ~ Over 60,000 JPY

5. Local Transportation Fees:

Transportation fee depends on the location of auction house. The chart below describes the approximate tranportation fees:






Approximate transportation fees

Zone No# Approximate Fee
1 10.000 JPY
2 15.000 JPY
3 20.000 JPY
4 25.000 JPY
5 30.000 JPY
6 35.000 JPY


Please do not hesitate to contact with Has-Nihon Export Department at export@hasnihon.com if you have any questions.


NOTE: The approximate tranportation fees described in the above chart apply only to standard size sedan cars, but DO NOT apply to machinery, heavy truck or bus, damaged car which is not drivable, etc.
The transportation fee for these are calculated for each case.

6. Calculating the FOB Price:

FOB (Free On Board) is a pricing term that indicates the total cost until the port of departure. FOB does not include shipping freight and marine insurance.

FOB price is calculated by summing up the following pieces:

  • Winning Bid Amount
  • Auction House Fee (average 10,000 JPY)
  • Export Fee (DP/DHP/DP+P/DHP+IP)
  • Additional Export Fee (if the winning bid amount is over 800,000 JPY)
  • Transportation Fee
  • If necessary, other possible fees:

    • Further job requests such as body repair, paint, mechanical, etc.
    • Exceeded storage days: 300 JPY for each day after the free storage days end.
    • Auction sheet translation: 500 JPY for each page of translation.
    • Inland freight and vanning fee.
    • Higher auction house fee in case;

      • Machinery, heavy truck or bus, damaged car which is not drivable.
      • Negotiated car which has long period of stay in auction house.

FOB = (DP/DHP/DP+P/DHP+IP)

            + Transportation

            + Auction

            + Additional Export Fee

            + Detachment Job

Pricing Abbreviations:

FOB : Free On Board, total cost until the port of departure.

C.I. = FOB + Marine Insurance

C & F = FOB + Shipping Freight

C.I.F. = FOB + Marine Insurance + Shipping Freight

7. Shipment:

Our shipment department manages the shipping process. If you have any question about shipment, feel free to contact us at export@hasnihon.com

Shipping Through Roll-on/Roll-off Vessels:

Roll-on / roll-off (ro-ro) vessels are designed to carry wheeled cargo such as cars, trucks, trailers that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels. In case of purchasing only one or two drivable cars this type of shipment might be preferred.

Shipping Through Container Vessels:

Roll-on / roll-off (ro-ro) vessels are designed to carry vehicles as it is but container (cargo) vessels are needed to use a crane to load and unload the containers. If purchased vehicles are in un-drivable condition, this type of shipment is the only option. A container can also be filled with a mix of vehicles and spare parts. For some countries, even good condition used cars should be shipped in a container, in that case additional charges are required as under on top of export fees.

Inland freight (drainage) and vanning charges are described as below:

Inland Freight (drainage) and Vanning Charges
20ft Container 40ft Container
  Vehicle 80,000 JPY 100,000 JPY
  Spare Part 160,000 JPY 200,000 JPY

8. Cancellation Terms and Conditions:

An auction bid can be cancelled until 90 minutes before the auction time by emailing to export@hasnihon.com. After the auction ends bid cannot be cancelled and customer will be responsible to pay the auction item within 5 days, otherwise the security deposit will be siezed and premium membership will be suspended.

9. Import and Registration Restrictions:

We assume that the buyer is completely informed about the possibility of importing a vehicle to the destination country. We will not take the responsibility for the purchased vehicles if the buyer does not inform us before bidding of what restrictions are applied for importing vehicles in their country. While bidding, please enter relevant information into the comment box (for example: "Must be less than 5 years old", "must have airbag", etc.)

We assume that buyers are familiar with the regulations concerning import approval and compliance for their own countries. As such, the responsibility to comply and register the vehicle entirely belongs to the buyers. We will deal with everything in the export process until the vehicle is landed in your country.

Customs, compliance, tax, duty and registration are entirely in the buyer's responsibility. Therefore, please make sure that you are familiar with all the regulations governing vehicle import to your country.