ANALYSIS-Honda, Toyota test "Not made in Japan" strategy

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By Edwina Gibbs TOKYO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Japanese, yes. Made in Japan, no. Among the array of new car models vying for the attention of Japanese buyers this year will be two with unusual pedigrees -- a Thai-made Honda compact and a U.S.-made Toyota sports wagon. Japan's two biggest carmakers are still testing the waters, but industry analysts say the number of "Not made in Japan" cars in the domestic market looks set to rise. Both cars are evidence of an increasingly globalised ...

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