General Motors Japan
|Subsidiary of General Motors|
|Headquarters||Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan|
General Motors founded a subsidiary in Osaka in 1927. From 1925 to 1935, the Japanese car market was dominated by American manufacturers (alongside GM since 1925 Ford and since 1930 also Chrysler). In 1930, the combined market share of Ford and General Motors was 95%. During its presence (1927-1939) General Motors had a market share of 42 percent. Among the produced models was among others the brand Chevrolet. As a result of a new law in 1936, according to which existing foreign companies were not allowed to increase their annual production further, further economic and political factors led to General Motors (like other American manufacturers) withdrawing from the Japanese market in 1939.
The refoundation of General Motors Japan, Ltd. in Tokyo took place in 2001.
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