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Experts: Trump will lean on Japanese firms to put America first

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 05:50

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Mr Trump had posted on Twitter: "Toyota Motor said it will build a new plant in Mexico, to build Corolla cars for the US. NO WAY! Build plant in the US or pay big border tax." An observer said corporate Japan would "need to take into account" the Toyota incident.

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TOYOTA Motor Corp has promised to spend US$10 billion in US capital investments over the next five years, after being blasted by US president-elect Donald Trump for its plan to export cars from Mexico to the US.

Observers say, however, that the move by the leading motor

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