Domestic production of cars, trucks and buses in Japan in the first half (January-June) rose 4.8% to 5,172,216 units, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. In June alone, domestic production rose 7.9% to 927,341 units. In January-June domestic output rose on-year for the first time in three years, and for the first time in two years topped the five-million-unit mark, the association said.