TOKYO – Japanese auto makers, caught off guard a year ago when demand for new cars crashed following the financial market meltdown, seem to have weathered the storm and are primed to start making profits again. All but Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. expect to register operating profits or break even in the second half of the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2010. And analysts wonder if even those two auto makers are understating their positions. Nissan, in particular, ...
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