Big China Plans for Japan's Big Three

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are ratcheting up the pressure in the world's fastest-growing auto market
A safety guard on a bicycle looks at a Toyota billboard in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo. GETTY IMAGES

It's been a bad few weeks for shareholders in Japan's big automakers. Hurt by fears over the rising yen, a slowdown in the U.S., and declining business in Japan, Toyota's (TM) stock price is down 18.9% since the start of November. Shares in Nissan (NSANY) and Honda (HM) have performed even worse, losing 24.7% and 26.5%, respectively, during the same period.

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