Japan release. However its made in China. Not sure on how many were made but most of their limited runs are under a 1000. You can Google.my screen name and will find me in other car forums. I go by maverick on the FJC forums in socal and norcal. Lastly, fjc8871 and amaesing can vouch for me being that their close friends. I don't post much here because I'm on other forums more and honestly can't keep up.