A trading company has opened the first Japanese car showroom in Moscow, a spokesman for Honda Motor Co. Ltd. said.

Kanematsu Corp., which hopes to make inroads into the Soviet auto market, opened the showroom this week on the first floor of a department store in the city center, he said.One Honda Civic and one Accord will go on display in the 1,076-square-foot showroom, from which the company hopes to sell 100 cars this year.