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Japan: auto industry association signals sales crisis could be around the corner


According to the leader of the Japan's auto lobby, the auto industry’s fate hangs in balance as a “sense of crisis” looms over, stemming from the unforeseen low domestic delivery figures and currency issues impacting numerous critical export markets. Fumihiko Ike, the chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has said that subpar domestic sales show the government’s stimulus policies ...
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