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Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions (JAW) was formed in 1972. It has a current membership of about 762,000, and serves as the confederated body for the labor unions of automobile manufacturers, parts makers, sales dealers, transportation companies, and other automobile related companies.

Automobiles have firmly established themselves as international commodities and with the expansion of production and sales bases overseas, the importance of international solidarity activities with overseas labor unions will continue to grow in the future.

Above all, I believe that mutual understanding is the most important factor in promoting international solidarity with the labor unions of other countries. Although Japan has a different language, culture, and history from the countries you are all representing, it is my sincere hope that this home page will be of some help in providing an insight into the JAW.