Chris Wright | 28 November 2011
Just getting round to packing my bag ready for the trek to Tokyo on Monday morning for the 42nd Japanese show.
It will be an interesting one because the domestic car industry has been through the mill over the past two or three years. Two years ago, the 41st show was badly affected by the economic crash which saw all the non-domestic carmakers pull out.
The Makuhari Messe halls looked very bare in 2009. This year, the show has moved to the Big Sight exhibition hall in Tokyo Bay and more manufacturers are coming back.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the Japanese industry has recovered from the tsunami and earthquake of last March and how the domestic carmakers are dealing with the strength of the yen……. Just the latest knockback for the industry.