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Our narrative is rooted in the contrasting, yet equally captivating realms of Japan and the United States. In Japan's rural heartlands, we discovered the essence of kei truck culture. These agile vehicles are indispensable in local commerce, captivating the hearts of both urban explorers and country farmers. The allure of these Kei trucks
Our narrative is rooted in the contrasting, yet equally captivating realms of Japan and the United States. In Japan's rural heartlands, we discovered the essence of kei truck culture. These agile vehicles are indispensable in local commerce, captivating the hearts of both urban explorers and country farmers. The allure of these Kei trucks crosses oceans, making them a beloved choice in both Japan and the USA.
At Oiwa, our mission transcends beyond mere customer satisfaction; we aim to create an exceptional experience for every client. As a trusted member with exclusive access to Japan's extensive dealer auctions, we extend this privilege to our clients. Our network covers over 120 dealer auctions, offering an extensive selection of classic Jap
At Oiwa, our mission transcends beyond mere customer satisfaction; we aim to create an exceptional experience for every client. As a trusted member with exclusive access to Japan's extensive dealer auctions, we extend this privilege to our clients. Our network covers over 120 dealer auctions, offering an extensive selection of classic Japanese vehicles, from sought-after Kei trucks to timeless classics, all viewable in detail through auction reports, photos, and historical bid data.
At OIWA, our aim is to close the distance between Japan and the United States, introducing mini trucks from both countries to enthusiasts around the world. We're your reliable partner in finding high-quality Japanese mini trucks, offering a diverse selection that embodies versatility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
Our commitment to quality is unwavering. We meticulously inspect each vehicle, ensuring it aligns with our clients' specifications and standards before making a purchase. Our sourcing extends beyond auctions to include dealerships and private sellers, ensuring a comprehensive selection. Once acquired, the vehicles are securely transported to the nearest port, ready for their journey to your doorstep.
We offer a wide range of new and used cars at competitive prices. Our inventory is constantly updated to ensure we have something for everyone.
A professional third-party evaluator conducts thorough inspections, affirming the vehicle's condition matches the auction report.
Upon your approval, we strategically place bids, ensuring alignment with your preferences and budget.
Winning vehicles are transported to the nearest port and stored securely, free of charge, for up to 45 days.
Vehicles are shipped using the most suitable method – either RO/RO or containerized shipping, tailored to your vehicle's condition and your preferences.
Post-loading and departure from Japan, we promptly dispatch all necessary documents for easy vehicle collection. Alternatively, we offer assistance with customs clearance and delivery, right to your location.
From our base in Southern California, we've established a strong presence to serve our U.S. customers effectively. Our Long Beach, California location here helps us tune into the unique needs and preferences of our American clients. We're steeped in the local automotive culture and conversant with the regulations, guaranteeing a smooth buying process for those in the region.
Meet George, the dynamic force behind Oiwa.co, a thriving enterprise nestled in the heart of Long Beach, California. George's journey into the world of Japanese vehicle importation began in 2016 with the inception of DriftandDrive.com, a venture focusing on performance JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vehicles. With his deep-seated passion
Meet George, the dynamic force behind Oiwa.co, a thriving enterprise nestled in the heart of Long Beach, California. George's journey into the world of Japanese vehicle importation began in 2016 with the inception of DriftandDrive.com, a venture focusing on performance JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vehicles. With his deep-seated passion for the automotive world and an entrepreneurial spirit, George embarked on a new adventure in 2020, founding Oiwa.co. This venture is dedicated to bringing the finest Japanese mini trucks and classic cars to American shores.
A lesser-known facet of George's life is his professional background as a licensed California pharmacist. This detail adds a unique dimension to his personality, combining the meticulousness and attention to detail of a healthcare professional with the zeal of an automotive enthusiast. Despite the demands of his thriving business, George maintains his pharmacy license, working once a month to keep his connection to the profession alive.
George's roots trace back to Maine, where he grew up in a warm and bustling Greek family. His upbringing was infused with a love for Boston sports, particularly the Celtics, a passion that still resonates with him. George's story is one of balance — a successful entrepreneur who skillfully blends his professional training with his love for Japanese automobiles, all while staying true to his roots and passions.
At Oiwa.co, George brings his unique blend of skills and interests to the forefront, offering clients unparalleled service in acquiring Japanese mini trucks and classic cars. His journey from the serene landscapes of Maine to the vibrant automotive scene of Long Beach, California, is a testament to following one's passion and carving out a niche in a world driven by enthusiasm and precision.
Yushi, a pivotal member of the Oiwa team, is the indispensable link between the bustling automotive auction scenes in Japan and eager clients across the sea. Based in Japan, Yushi's role is crucial in ensuring that every aspect of purchasing and exporting vehicles runs smoothly and efficiently. His deep understanding of the Japanese autom
Yushi, a pivotal member of the Oiwa team, is the indispensable link between the bustling automotive auction scenes in Japan and eager clients across the sea. Based in Japan, Yushi's role is crucial in ensuring that every aspect of purchasing and exporting vehicles runs smoothly and efficiently. His deep understanding of the Japanese automotive market, coupled with an innate ability to navigate the intricate export processes, makes Yushi an invaluable asset to Oiwa and its clients.
Beyond his professional prowess, Yushi is a man deeply immersed in the rich tapestry of Japanese culture and its natural splendors. His love for travel and exploration sees him traversing various prefectures, from the historical depths of Nara to the artistic island of Naoshima. Each journey is not just a getaway but an opportunity to connect more deeply with his heritage and share these experiences through his engaging blog posts.
Yushi's adventures are a blend of cultural exploration and personal milestones. His trips with old friends, explorations of renowned art museums, and culinary adventures on islands famed for their local produce are as much a part of him as his professional endeavors. His recent visit to the Kobe Maritime Museum and excitement about the upcoming World Expo in Osaka are testaments to his eagerness to learn and share knowledge about his homeland.
Recently engaged and preparing for his wedding, Yushi balances his busy professional life with personal commitments, embodying the harmony that defines Japanese culture. His blogs not only offer glimpses into the beauty of Japan but also resonate with the warmth of his personality. From his fondness for Pokémon cafes to his preference for the tranquility of Nara over Kyoto, Yushi's narratives are relatable and vivid, drawing readers into his world.
At Oiwa, Yushi is more than just a logistics expert; he's a storyteller, a cultural guide, and a friend to those he connects with, near or far. His work goes beyond mere transactions; it's about bridging worlds, one Japanese classic vehicle at a time.
Henry is the dynamo behind Oiwa's seamless customs brokerage services, ensuring that every Japanese import glides through US customs without a hitch. Residing in the heart of South San Francisco, Henry is a pivotal figure in the intricate process of vehicle importation, championing the journey of each vehicle from its arrival at the port
Henry is the dynamo behind Oiwa's seamless customs brokerage services, ensuring that every Japanese import glides through US customs without a hitch. Residing in the heart of South San Francisco, Henry is a pivotal figure in the intricate process of vehicle importation, championing the journey of each vehicle from its arrival at the port to its final destination across the United States.
His expertise in customs brokerage is not just a profession but a passion, shaped by years of experience and a deep understanding of the complexities of international trade laws and regulations. Henry's meticulous attention to detail and his unwavering commitment to excellence make him an invaluable member of the Oiwa team.
But Henry is more than just a customs expert; he's a die-hard sports fan with an unshakable loyalty to the Golden State Warriors and the Oakland Raiders. His fervor for sports is evident in his energetic approach to life and work. He brings the same level of enthusiasm and strategy to clearing vehicles through customs as he does in cheering on his favorite teams.
Henry's knowledge of the customs process, combined with his approachable demeanor, makes him a trusted advisor to Oiwa's clients. He is always ready to guide them through the sometimes daunting process of importation, ensuring that each vehicle meets all compliance requirements and reaches its new owner in perfect condition.
Living in the vibrant and culturally diverse environment of South San Francisco, Henry embodies the spirit of the Bay Area - innovative, dynamic, and always ready to tackle new challenges. His expertise not only helps Oiwa's clients realize their dreams of owning a unique Japanese vehicle but also contributes to the seamless integration of these global treasures into the fabric of American automotive culture.
Embark on a journey with Oiwa and immerse yourself in the world of Japanese automotive excellence.
At Oiwa, we don’t just facilitate the importation of vehicles; we offer a passage to owning a treasured piece of Japanese automotive history. Our dedicated team, steeped in the rich cultural work ethics of Japan, promises a seamless, transparent, and delightful experience from the bustling auction floors in Japan to your very own driveway.
Whether your heart is set on a classic Kei truck, a timeless vintage sports car, or any other iconic Japanese classic, Oiwa is your trusted gateway. We are committed to transforming your dream of owning a distinctive Japanese vehicle into a vivid reality.
Ready to explore the vast and varied world of Japanese mini trucks? Whether you're a business owner in search of a dependable utility vehicle, an off-road enthusiast craving adventure, or simply someone who appreciates the unique allure of mini trucks, Oiwa has the ideal vehicle for you.
Our approach is community-focused, bringing together mini truck enthusiasts from across the globe. We value your passion and are here to guide you every step of the way. Reach out to us for any questions, insights, or just to share your enthusiasm for Japanese mini trucks.
Your adventure with Oiwa begins here, where the pioneering spirit of Japanese innovation meets the bold American drive, delivering nothing but the finest Japanese mini trucks.
In the heart of Japan's folklore lies the haunting tale of Oiwa, a story that has echoed through the ages. Oiwa's legend, originating from the 17th-century Edo period, tells of Oiwa's life, a narrative steeped in tragedy and betrayal.
The story of Oiwa has been retold countless times, particularly in the famous Kabuki play "Tōkaidō Yotsuya Kaidan," which immortalized Oiwa as a significant figure in Japanese culture.
Oiwa's story begins with her unfortunate marriage to a samurai named Iemon. Oiwa's life with Iemon was far from happy, as Iemon was neither a faithful nor a kind husband. Oiwa, bearing the burden of Iemon's misdeeds, hoped for a better life. However, Oiwa's dreams were shattered by Iemon's deceitful nature. Oiwa's father, aware of Iemon's wrongdoings, confronted him, only for Oiwa to lose her father to Iemon's blade.
After Oiwa's father's death, Iemon spun a web of lies to Oiwa, falsely claiming to seek vengeance for her father. Oiwa, unaware of the truth, found herself trapped in Iemon's deceitful world. Oiwa's life took a darker turn when she became ill after giving birth to Iemon's child. Oiwa's illness was further aggravated by a poisonous ointment, given under the guise of medicine, leaving Oiwa's face horribly disfigured.
This disfigurement marked a turning point in Oiwa's tragic tale. Iemon, driven by greed and the allure of another woman's beauty, planned to abandon Oiwa. Oiwa, upon learning the bitter truth of her husband's betrayal and seeing her own reflection, was driven to despair. Oiwa's anguish culminated in a tragic act of self-harm, ending her life but beginning her legacy as an onryō, a vengeful spirit.
Oiwa's spirit did not rest. Oiwa's ghost haunted Iemon, appearing in his dreams and in his waking moments. Oiwa's curse first manifested on Iemon's wedding night to another, leading to a tragic and fatal case of mistaken identity. Oiwa's relentless haunting drove Iemon to madness, her spirit a constant reminder of his treachery.
In naming our company Oiwa, we align ourselves with the resilience and timeless nature of Oiwa's story. Just like Oiwa's spirit endured through the centuries, our company, Oiwa, strives to maintain enduring excellence in our field. Oiwa's tale, though rooted in sorrow, teaches a lesson in perseverance and the indomitable human spirit, qualities that Oiwa, our company, embodies in our dedication to service and quality in the Japanese kei truck industry.
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