You may find mainly two ABUs here, both are limited to Japanese market. One is classic ABUs, and the other is most advanced ABUs.
ABU is a famouse reel manufacturer in Sweden, and Japan has been good customer for it since its early days like '60. By the time, currency rates were so low for JPY, and an Ambassaduer 5000 costerd about 1 month pay for a man. Fishing with ABU was once seen as symbol of success. After Daiwa, Shimano, Ryobi and others enjoyed tackle business in both Japan and export market, ABU products have been quite popular, for their classic touch for classic models, and also for its advanced performance for new low profile models. The popularity was also due to dealer's efforts to "dig" demands for classic ABUs. Dealers of ABU have changed time to time in Japan, from Olympic fishing, Mamiya OP to Pure Fishing Japan. These dealers have found the love for classic ABUs in Japanese, and have released reproduction models of old ABUs. They were Ambassaduer 1500C, 2500C, 4500C, 5500C, Cardial 3, 33, 44 and etc. You may say, Japanese know fishing is not productivity, it is for fun. And these classic ABUs are one of what you will find here.
The other is the most advanced ABU, to beat Daiwa and Shimano. To cope with the trend in persuing casting performance, ABU releases Japan special models here. They are sometimes extreme, and first released in Japan to see demands and response. Many of them are not released in USA or other market.
They were Revo Elite IB, Elite CB, Elite Aurora, LTX and etc.