Japan Economy
  • Japan Economy
  • In this photo taken on Jan. 25, 2011, Nissan Motor Co. workers install a battery charger in a Nissan electric vehicle Leaf on the assembly line at the Japanese automaker's Oppama plant in Yokosuka near Tokyo. Japan's export growth accelerated for the second straight month in December, indicating a revival of overseas demand critical to the country's recovery. Exports from the world's third-largest economy rose 13 percent from a year earlier on greater shipments of machinery and motor vehicles, the finance ministry said Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Japan Nissan
  • Japan Nissan
  • A Nissan Motor Co. worker installs a battery charger in a Nissan's electric vehicle Leaf on the assembly line at the Japanese automaker's Oppama plant in Yokosuka near Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The plant is a showcase for Nissan's ambitions to be a leader in green auto technology and is good publicity for the company amid recent moves by Japanese automakers including Nissan to send production and jobs overseas. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Japan Nissan
  • Japan Nissan
  • A Nissan Motor Co. worker puts a battery charger behind a rear seats of a Nissan's electric vehicle Leaf on the assembly line at the Japanese automaker's Oppama plant in Yokosuka near Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The plant is a showcase for Nissan's ambitions to be a leader in green auto technology and is good publicity for the company amid recent moves by Japanese automakers including Nissan to send production and jobs overseas. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Japan Nissan
  • Japan Nissan
  • A Nissan Motor Co. worker picks a battery charger as he prepares to install it in a Nissan's electric vehicle Leaf on the assembly line at the Japanese automaker's Oppama plant in Yokosuka near Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The plant is a showcase for Nissan's ambitions to be a leader in green auto technology and is good publicity for the company amid recent moves by Japanese automakers including Nissan to send production and jobs overseas. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Japan Nissan
  • Japan Nissan
  • An assembly line worker puts a battery to a Nissan Motor Co.'s electric vehicle Leaf at the Japanese automaker's Oppama plant in Yokosuka near Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The plant is a showcase for Nissan's ambitions to be a leader in green auto technology and is good publicity for the company amid recent moves by Japanese automakers including Nissan to send production and jobs overseas. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Japan Nissan
  • Japan Nissan
  • An assembly line worker puts a battery, seen right under the body, to a Nissan Motor Co.'s electric vehicle Leaf at the Japanese automaker's Oppama plant in Yokosuka near Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The plant is a showcase for Nissan's ambitions to be a leader in green auto technology and is good publicity for the company amid recent moves by Japanese automakers including Nissan to send production and jobs overseas. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Japan Nissan
  • Japan Nissan
  • Nissan Motor Co. workers install a motor in a Nissan's electric vehicle Leaf on the assembly line at the Japanese automaker's Oppama plant in Yokosuka near Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The plant is a showcase for Nissan's ambitions to be a leader in green auto technology and is good publicity for the company amid recent moves by Japanese automakers including Nissan to send production and jobs overseas. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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APTOPIX Japan Nissan
  • APTOPIX Japan Nissan
  • Nissan Motor Co. chief vehicle engineer Hidetoshi Kadota demonstrates a quick charge of a Nissan Leaf by a solar-assisted EV charging system at Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, Monday, July 11, 2011. Nissan is testing a super-green way to recharge its Leaf electric vehicle using solar power, part of a broader drive to improve electricity storage systems. In the new charging system, electricity is generated through 488 solar cells installed on the roof of the Nissan headquarters building. Four batteries from the Leaf had been placed in a box in a cellar-like part of the building, and store the electricity generated from the solar cells, which is enough to fully charge 1,800 Leaf vehicles a year, according to Nissan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Japan Nissan
  • Japan Nissan
  • Engineer Takafumi Ueno, of 4R Energy Corp., a Nissan Motor Co.'s joint venture with Suminoto Corp., shows Nissan Leaf's four lithium-ion batteries placed in a box which are used as an electricity storage for a solar-assisted EV charging system at Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Monday, July 11, 2011. Nissan is testing a super-green way to recharge its Leaf electric vehicle using solar power, part of a broader drive to improve electricity storage systems. 4R Energy Corp. plans to offer eletricity storage systems like the one at Nissan headquarters for business and public facilities as a commercial product by 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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