TOKYO - Japan's vehicle exports fell 7.9 percent in October from a year earlier, to 358,810, marking the sixth straight month of weaker exports.
As has been true all year, tumbling exports to Asia were the deciding factor.
Asia-bound shipments fell 61.1 percent to 18,356.
Exports to the United States rose 14.9 percent to 119,424 in October, led by a 109.7 percent surge in exports by Honda Motor Co. on strong sales of the Accord and CR-V.
Reversing their earlier triple-digit rise, however, Japan's shipments to Canada dropped 47.9 percent. Exports to South America collapsed, falling 55 percent to 12,685 as markets there contracted.