Japanese Government, Automakers To Discuss Future Of Industry As Soon As October – Kyodo


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TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Japan’s Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said he hoped to hold a meeting between the government and automaker chiefs to discuss the future of the auto industry as soon as next month, the Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday.

“The automotive industry is entering a period of major transformation,” Nishimura told reporters Saturday in California where he visited the research facilities of Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), according to Kyodo.

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“We would like to discuss the rapid introduction of autonomous driving and measures to promote its widespread use,” Nishimura said.

At the meeting, which will be attended by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida with relevant ministers and automaker leaders, the roles of the auto industry in a decarbonized society will also be on the agenda, he said. declared, according to Kyodo.

Kishida unveiled the idea for the meeting during a June visit to a Toyota plant.

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Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by William Mallard

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