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As Hyundai continues to pull itself up by its bootstraps, the company is moving decisively and picking up share around the globe. However, one key market continues to be so problematic for the brand that they've decided to abandon it altogether: Japan. Rather than dodder around and wait for its disappointing performance to improve, Hyundai is tying off the bleeder that is the company's Japanese market presence. The cars themselves, either under Hyundai badging or as Kias, have become contenders

With apologies to Freddie Mercury and company, another one bites the dust. Hyundai was literally the final major automaker not based in Japan with plans to attend the Tokyo Motor Show next month, and now, the final holdout has apparently canceled its appearance at the show. According to Automotive News, Toyokazu Ishida, who administers the international exhibition for the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said, "Hyundai called last week and orally confirmed their intent to cancel... It