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Japanese automakers' global output rises 2.7% in October

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In the post Covid world, private transportation - as opposed to public transportation - will grow in importance and popularity.

These numbers are significant as they are year to year, marking the change from the pre-covid era.

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J Car manufacturing and innovation is a globally a credit to the nation.

JeffLee, raises a crucial point, private transportation, coupled with the next generation plug-in hybrids could transform our choice of travel.

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I have Suzuki Wagon R, Kumagaijin, 25th anniversary edition.

Lots of extras, doesn't break the sound barrier.

It basically does what it say's on the tin, so to speak. I like the car.

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Japanese cars are the best. Merc’s are also the best, but for price, function and reliability, Japanese cars are number one.

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Toyota, Suzuki, Honda, ...they all are doing great. No doubt they'll continue growing.

...RIP Nissan.

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I bought a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. My first Japanese car. I like it.

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My first and only Japanese car so far has been a Suzuki Wagon R Stingray. Its been without any major issues. Going to buy a Jimny JB64 in a few weeks. I plan on keeping the Suzuki because I'll get virtually nothing for it in return and the Shaken is still good for another year.

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Super promising news. Anyone would be nuts to buy a non Japanese car. My Toyota still ticking along well with almost 300,000kms, the Mrs' Honda at 240,000kms.

You can keep your fancy Teslas, BMWs and Benzes. Japanese cars will never be beaten!

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It’s looks a just result in slightly reviving from the declaration of state emergency. And also it indicates car manufacturers have to relay on China market.

Once governments shifted its policy to an eco friendly, I wish Japanese automobiles makers become No1 EV manufacturers.

Is it too late ? I think so. But I just hope.

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My favorites is Toyota and Daihatsu. One up and other one still down!

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You can't sleep at the wheel.

Tesla in less then a decade old and it's worth more then Toyota, which has been around for 100 years.

Technology of the future such as long lasting batteries, Japanese car companies are behind. Tesla is 15 years ahead.

Technology for self driving, Tesla is 10 years ahead of Japanese companies.

New generation of solar panels, 6 years ahead of Japanese companies.

A boost by the government is necessary, restructure of companies and investing in R&D should be the main priority.

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Technology of the future such as long lasting batteries, Japanese car companies are behind. Tesla is 15 years ahead.

China is ahead of Japan in 15 years, Tesla and Americans as a whole are ahead of Japan in 100 years. Most of the so-called high tech stuffs in Japan today are remnant artifacts of what the USA threw in the garbage cans, which Japanese war economy stole and used. Musk got his hands on a few schematics from defense industry, while an ocean of advanced techs is still being hidden in various military complexes across the US.

China reverse-engineered what Japan stole and successfully commercialized those goods across the world at cheaper prices, and the Chinese later improved them far better.

TikTok is a brilliant spyware of epic proportion that can easily defeat YouTube in the coming years. That's an example of what China did and will do. Japan has never ever been on par with Chinese in recent years at the realms of IT.

A boost by the government is necessary, restructure of companies and investing in R&D should be the main priority.

You have to educate the whole population, also. Japanese youth are losing interests in science and entrepreneurship nowadays. Meanwhile, China and ASEAN are full of energy.

You can keep your fancy Teslas, BMWs and Benzes. Japanese cars will never be beaten!

The delusion of Japanese nationalists never cease to amaze me. Wumaos still have a sense of awareness and can omit things that they don't want to say.

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yes japanese cars are renown for reliability/in most cases/.and Nissan yes folks time to say goodbye for good..dead brand

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Japanese cars are the best. Merc’s are also the best, but for price, function and reliability, Japanese cars are number one.

We have two Toyotas and we'll never buy another. Too hard to work on and the seats and driving position give my wife and I both sciatic pain we don't experience in Fords or my two old Audis. We are tall and Japanese cars put the front seats too close to the pedals and steering wheel. Even big Avalons feel cramped in front. After an hour we are in pain. I've had rental Kias with better front chairs than the Toyotas have (but they drive lousy, no steering or brake feel). And maintenance? Every time we take either Toyota to a shop for anything we spend at least $1000 but they are very difficult to work on at home. Fords and pre CAN-Bus Audis are about all we will buy now though an R-32 Skyline GTR might be fun someday.

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China reverse-engineered what Japan stole and successfully commercialized those goods across the world at cheaper prices, and the Chinese later improved them far better.

No. Not even close. Chinese products are nowhere near the quality of the best from Japan, the US or Europe. Often they are not even good copies. Their main desirable quality is low price. BYD built a factory in California to manufacture electric buses and trucks. Lots of transit agencies bought their buses based on meeting minimum specifications and low price. In actual use however the buses do not meet their stated range requirement and are out of service far more often than the specification they bid to. Now agencies are avoiding them, claiming they are not qualified to bid. There are other players in the sector such as Proterra and New Flyer making electric buses including another in the LA basin.

The Chinese made container cranes in the Port of Long Beach have structural problems that have required reinforcing. They are sagging. The company that invented the big container gantries seen in every container port in the world, Paceco from California, still exists but was undercut on price by ZPMC of China. I notice however that after getting a bad taste from the ZPMC gantries, the Port of Los Angeles recently bought new gantries from Paceco. More money up front but they don't start sagging after a decade of use like the Chinese garbage.

I could go on. I won't buy anything electronic from China because it is kludge. The Chinese stuff always breaks.

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Nissan, Mitsubishi do your best and go to +be sales as soon as possible, do your best.

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yokatta ne..

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