TOKYO – Only 388,000 diesel cars were sold in Japan last year, one-tenth the total sold in Europe. While there are no special barriers to market entry, the European Automobile Manufacturers Assn. (ACEA) believes the Japanese government should do more to create a friendlier environment. “We understand that Japan has a real NOx (oxides of nitrogen) and particulate problem,” says Anthony Millington, director general of ACEA’s Tokyo office. “But solutions should be technology-neutral. Japan ...

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