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January 29, 2013
Japan's top three automakers post record 2012 sales
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 28, 2013
Japan's three biggest automakers - Toyota, Nissan and Honda - on Monday posted record sales for 2012, as the results confirmed that Toyota recaptured the world's biggest automaker crown. The rosy results underscored the trio's recovery after Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 devastated sales and production, and highlighted strong demand in the key Asian and US markets. That helped offset weakness in debt-hit Europe and a downturn in China stemming from a diplomatic row that sparked a con ... read more
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Russian air force replacing transports

Japan ready to ditch target for emissions cut: govt

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