TOKYO – In the face of a weak economy and surging dollar and euro, foreign auto makers expect tough going in the Japanese market this year. The Japan Automobile Importers Assn. (JAIA), a trade group representing foreign car makers here, is projecting no growth in sales. According to JAIA’s forecast, demand will remain flat at 275,000 units for the fifth straight year since 1998, when sales dropped 35% below 1996 peak levels. Analysts believe the forecast is attainable, though a ...

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