Perhaps, Japan should widen their base. They should include India, Brazil and other east european countries for their need. This may provide them with more balanced approach. Japanese car manufacturer have adopted this route.
the rise of yen against the usd and euro is a very big challenge for the japanese oems to sell their products. Particularly because of the strong yen the cost of the lcd displays from japanese companies is costing much much higher when compared to taiwan or korean lcd mfrs. I'm still thinkin how japanese oems will overcome this in the recent future.
"it was "fighting a profit-sapping surge in the yen," and begging for Tokyo to adopt measures to weaken the currency"
@Marc, why Japan authorities are so reluctant to intervene and weaken the Yen ? Yen has dropped from 90+ levels to 76 within a year, which will definitely hurt the economy. We have seen how China has manipulated its currency successfully over years, why Japan is hesitant to intervene?
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