From time to time I get the occasional bewildered comment along the lines of, “So your Ford Laser was actually made in Japan? And sold in Japan brand new? But I always thought they were Australian cars? Are you sure you didn’t just buy it off a Japanese guy or something?”
So here is proof that Lasers did in fact exist in Japan, in the form of a short Youtube tidbit:
note: Autorama was the 1980s Ford-Mazda Japan joint sales venture.