FEATURE-Economy at stake as Japan car output shifts overseas


By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent BANGKOK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - At Honda Motor Co Ltd's car plant outside Bangkok, workers slide the suspended door of a CR-V offroader towards the assembly line for welding, a procedure performed by robots at the auto maker's factories in Japan. Employing cheap labour instead of costly machines makes the Ayutthaya plant less efficient, but Honda says there is nothing the factory cannot build that its Japanese cousins can. "You need enough volume ...

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