Comparing monthly sales of a new model with the maker's target is a popular pastime for Japanese market watchers. Little wonder, then, that Toyota is looking so pleased: Japanese sales of the Soarer (aka the Lexus SC430) kicked off on April 3 to reach 1,400 vehicles for the first month - seven times target, which led to an instant two-month waiting list and no need for the usual Western mutterings about available selling days, public holidays, etc.