5821 people died by car accidents in Japan, 2012. Proportion of pedestrian is the biggest, 2298 walkers were killed by cars. The following shows the number of deaths by car/bike accidents.
|Light truck/van driver/passenger||231||191||190|
|Large vehicle driver/passenger||110||91||85|
Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
The police also announces the same kind of statistics. But those are for dead persons who died within 24 hours from the accident (and within 30 days). Both are less numbers than the statistics of "Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare". Japanese media usually use less number statistics (police stats). Wikipedia topic List of motor vehicle deaths in Japan by year also refers less number stats.
Here are the statistics by the police.
|Died within 30 days||6,067||5,831||5,806||5,507||5,237|
|Died within 24 hours||5,197||4,968||4,922||4,663||4,411|
|Died on day 2 - day 30||870||863||884||844||826|
You can see the difference between the statistics of the police and the ministry.