Yanase & Co., Japan’s biggest automobile importer, plans list itself on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2009 to reinforce its management base by raising low-cost funds, company officials said.

The decision to go public was prompted by concerns about higher interest payments now that the Bank of Japan has ended the “zero-interest-rate” policy, they said.

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