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

Despite Prius sales slump, hybrids as popular as ever

Business Jun 11, 2019

Despite Prius sales slump, hybrids as popular as ever

The Toyota Prius, once revered as the greenest car on the road, has fallen on hard times. Sales are on a six-year losing streak, and now the previously pre-eminent eco-mobile has fallen behind the Ford Fusion hybrid — a model its parent company plans ...

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

Business 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 ...