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Trade Minister Seko visits Toyota’s new R&D facility in Detroit

  • August 5, 2018
  • , Asahi
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Sunday’s Asahi reported that Toyota Motor Corp. gave Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Seko a tour of its new research and development facility in Detroit, Michigan, on Friday. The daily said the facility is Toyota’s major hub in North America and the visit was aimed at underscoring the automaker’s contributions to the U.S. economy since the Trump administration is considering imposing higher tariffs on auto imports. Seko reportedly told reporters after visiting the facility: “Those who support the U.S. economy are feeling insecure. I hope the Trump administration will listen to their voices.”

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