The Japanese Automobile Industry Gets on Its Feet
  • Akira Kawahara


Until the middle of the 1930s, Japan’s domestic motor vehicle industry was limited to the small-scale production of military trucks by Isuzu Motors and about 1,000 small cars and trucks named Datsun by Nissan Motors. Midsized and large cars and trucks, including those used by the military, were supplied by Japanese-based assembly plants run by Ford and GM.


Auto Industry Competitive Strength Toyota Motor National Police Agency Mass Production System 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Kawahara
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  1. 1.Minato-ku, TokyoJapan

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