Most cheap bicycle imports out of China are sold through larger chain store giants giving Japanese IBDs hard time. - Photo Jo Beckendorff

E-Bikes Positive Note on Japan Market

TOKYO, Japan – The Japanese bicycle market still continues to face difficulties. Last year bicycle sales even slipped onto a 12 years low, while the...

There are not many bicycle categories where electrification makes more sense than on the typical Japanese Mamacharis bikes. – Photo Jo Beckendorff

E-Bikes Shine in Dull Japan Market

TOKYO, Japan – First the sad news: the Japanese are buying fewer bicycles. Last year the total shipment to the country’s distributors stood below...

Japan Market Declines Further

Japan Market Declines Further

TOKYO, Japan – For the second year on a row, the Japanese bicycle market is declining in volume. Value-wise however, production and import are...

Japan 2011: Pedelec Sales on the Rise

Japan 2011: Pedelec Sales on the Rise

TOKYO, Japan – Bike Europe’s latest published Japan bicycle market report for 2011 was based on the January to October figures. Correspondent Jo...