Fewer cars on Japan's roads

Given that Japan’s car market has been shrinking for years, reaching a 25-year low in 2007 million, execs at Japan’s car makers must be reasonably pleased that sales in 2008 have risen in three out of the first four months of the year. In April, for instance, sales excluding Japan’s 660cc mini-cars, rose 6.9% to 232,993 vehicles.

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