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Sojitz Auto Group Tokai and Aplus Form Business Tie-up to Begin Issuing Credit Cards to Foreign Residents in Japan

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Jun. 22, 2022
Sojitz Auto Group Tokai Corporation


Sojitz Auto Group Tokai Corporation (“SAGT”), a Group company of Sojitz Corporation engaged in auto sales geared towards foreign residents employed in Japan, has formed a business tie-up with shopping credit and credit card service company APLUS Co., Ltd. (“APLUS”) to issue “EcRcard” credit cards to foreign residents in Japan as of April 19th, 2022.

Since 2019, SAGT has been engaged in car retail services (the “Easy car RIDE business”) targeted towards foreign workers in Japan. The Easy car RIDE business establishes an auto loan system utilizing IoT devices that creates new opportunities for foreign residents to purchase vehicles, including those who could not obtain car loans under previous loan systems. Additionally, SAGT employs a multinational staff so that foreign residents can receive support and car insurance and product warranty information in their native language to purchase and utilize cars without anxiety.

Through this business tie-up, SAGT will now not only offer foreign residents with the chance to purchase vehicles, but also provide new access to credit cards with the aim of improving the lives of foreign residents in Japan.


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[Related Information]

Company Overview – Sojitz Auto Group Tokai Corporation

Location 65 Haruhigotan-shi, Kiyosu-shi, Aichi
Representative Director Yoshinori Shimayoshi
Representative Director, President
Established January 2019

Company Overview – APLUS Co., Ltd.

Location (Tokyo Head Office)
3-12-8, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Sumitomo Fudosan Akihabara Building
*APLUS will relocate to the following address as of June 27th, 2022.
(Tokyo Head Office)
2-4-3 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Nihonbashi Muromachi Nomura Building
Representative Director Testuro Shimizu
Representative Director, President
Established April 2009
*Founded October 1956

[For questions, contact:]
Sojitz Auto Group Tokai Corporation +81-053-589-5640

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