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Macron and Abe seek to avert messy Renault-Nissan breakup

Abe said 'the future of the alliance is up to private-sector shareholders'

Abe said 'the future of the alliance is up to private-sector shareholders.'

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Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs, for now, as Trump, Abe agree on talks

Two thirds of Japan's trade surplus with U.S. comes from cars

Two thirds of Japan's trade surplus with U.S. comes from cars

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Japan's Prime Minister likes Toyota FCV's pickup, zero emissions

Japan's prime minister has a lead foot, apparently. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently had a photo op with Toyota's first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, even getting behind the wheel for a spin (no chauffeur for him, so much respect on our part). His primary impression was that the car had great pickup, before settling on the more politically correct view of noting the vehicle's lack of emissions.

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Toyota raises Japanese base wages for first time since 2008

Toyota is on track for record profits, and in return, its Japanese workers are receiving their first increase in base wages since 2008, plus higher pay based on seniority and a larger bonus for 2014. The Japanese automaker predicts the average laborer will net a 2.9 percent income gain.