Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association

End of government subsidies to hurt 2013 new car sales in Japan
A production line of Toyota Motor Corp.'s eco-friendly car Aqua photographed on March 9, 2012, in Kanegasaki, Iwate Prefecture. Sales of the Aqua greatly contributed to domestic sales increase of gas-electric hybrid vehicles in 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
New car sales in Japan will drop by 11.7 percent in 2013 from the previous year due largely to the expiration of government subsidies for eco-friendly cars, according to an...
New Japan auto chief promises to keep production
Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda talks to reporters at a Tokyo news conference to mark the start of his stint as head of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda took the helm at Japan's auto industry group on May 17 with a promise to keep production and jobs at home to help along the country's...
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