One of Japanese auto makers’ worst fears is confirmed in a new survey by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. The JAMA survey, released this month, was conducted during fiscal 2008, which ended March 31, 2009, to determine whether the love affair between young Japanese and their cars is ending. The primary target was the “entry generation” of potential car buyers: students aged 18-24 at universities and junior colleges throughout the country who will graduate and enter the workforce ...

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