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For Keith Naughton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Ford CFO says Toyota gains $10 billion advantage on weak yen

Feb 2, 2015

Ford CFO says Toyota gains $10 billion advantage on weak yen

Ford Motor Co.’s top financial executive said the weak yen hands Japanese automakers as much as $11,000 more profit per car and allowed Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s largest automaker, to earn an extra $10 billion in 2013. Ford wants the U.S. to intervene ...

Sep 4, 2012

Both Ford, Toyota claim top-selling car in the world

Ford Motor Co., the second-largest U.S. automaker, and Toyota Motor Corp., Asia’s biggest car company, are each saying they produced the best-selling car in the world in the first half. Their definitions are the key. The Ford Focus was the world’s top-selling “single-car nameplate” ...

U.S. makers take cue from Toyota in cutting dealers

May 19, 2009

U.S. makers take cue from Toyota in cutting dealers

General Motors and Chrysler, borrowing from Toyota’s playbook, are betting they can sell more cars with fewer dealerships. Plans announced last week to shed almost 2,000 retail outlets are designed to bolster the survivors, GM and Chrysler said. Reducing competition from stores with the ...