TOKYO — Car production in Japan rises for the first time in eight months in August. Production reached 706,613 units, 1.7% higher than like-2000, says the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. Passenger car output rose 1.3% to 575,295 units while truck production totaled 126,488, a rise of 3.1%. Bus production improved for the fifth straight month, up 8.2% to 4,830 units. Global production of Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. mirrored the rise. Toyota saw ...
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