Foreign Automakers Give Up on Japan

Toyota (TM) chief Akio Toyoda did his best to liven up proceedings, but even the unveiling of a $375,000 Lexus supercar couldn't help this year's Tokyo Motor Show capture the excitement of recent years. Toyoda helped develop the Lexus LFA, capable of going 325 kmh (200 mph), and when he unveiled it at the show's opening day on Oct. 21, he said he hoped visitors to the biennial event "can leave feeling that automobiles are exciting and will want to come again."

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