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Toyota in damage control after executive is arrested

Communications chief Julie Hamp held on suspicion of illegally bringing in painkillers

IN THE LINE OF FIRE: Toyota Motor Corp president Akio Toyoda bowing at a news conference on the arrest of the company's managing officer and chief communications officer Julie Hamp in Tokyo on Friday. Ms Hamp is under suspicion of illegally bringing the prescription drug oxycodone into Japan just two months after her high-profile appointment.


TOYOTA Motor Corp moved into damage control mode on Friday after its new communications chief Julie Hamp, an American and its first senior woman executive, was arrested on suspicion of illegally bringing painkillers into Japan just two months after her appointment.


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