Looking through 55 Australian car magazines dated between 1980 and 1982, I noted the following number of adverts for Japanese cars -

Mitsubishi Sigma - 8 adverts
Mitsubishi Colt - 6 adverts
Datsun Bluebird - 6 adverts
Mitsubishi Scorpion - 5 adverts
Subaru Leone - 5 adverts
Mitsubishi Lancer - 4 adverts
Datsun Pulsar - 3 adverts
Datsun Stanza - 3 adverts
Mazda 323 - 3 adverts
Mitsubishi Sigma Turbo - 2 adverts
Toyota Corona - 2 adverts
Subaru Wagon - 2 adverts
Daihatsu Charade - 2 adverts
Datsun 200B - 2 adverts
Toyota Cressida - 1 advert
Toyota Celica - 1 advert


The magazines were - "Wheels", Modern Motor", and "Motor Manual".