DEARBORN, — Ford Motor Co.'s long-standing, controlling interest in Mazda Motor Corp. has done little to help the No.2 U.S. automaker in its attempts to make inroads into Japan's domestic auto market. Ford has been trying to gain market share in the world's second-largest car market by pushing mostly bland-style cars that it believed held appeal to Japanese buyers. So far, the strategy has failed. So Ford is taking a 180-degree turn, believing the company could be profitable in Japan at ...
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