There is no life in the Japanese car
production arena. Like an almost dead calm sea, all it does is bob up and down a little.
Output in May was 0.7% ahead of last year at 574,063 from 569,910, and for the five months
it was fractionally down at 3,336,048 from 3,337,050. Those that are building micro cars
continue to show gains, but those that were previously building for export markets are
seeing their numbers dropping by the month, and that is likely to continue as the need to
strengthen overseas operations continues.