We had to drop our car at the Mitsubishi dealer for service the other day, and parked behind this red one. It must have just arrived from the port; it says Nelson on the rear window.
There are a lot of Japanese imports in Nelson, probably like anywhere else. Some of the commercial vehicles still have the names of the organizations in Japan: "so-and-so kindergarten" on the side of a van, "this-and-that Construction" on small- or mid-sized trucks, and so forth. We've also been approached by a few strangers, who find us by word of mouth, to read car maintenance records to see if the vehicles have been in serious accidents before.