TOKYO — Car sales are on the rise again in Japan. Finally. The Japan Automobile Dealers Assn. reports domestic auto sales posted a 2.9% increase in January, the first significant growth in almost three years. A 32-month sales slide was broken last November with a 0.2% gain. Sales rose to 248,433 in January, a comeback led by strong sales from Toyota Motor Corp. Analysts say the increase may be a sign that the auto industry has seen the worst of the slump. Forecasters say the industry ...
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