TOKYO -- Global economic fallout from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. is continuing to bruise Japanese automakers, and, more significantly, postpone the long-awaited upturn in Japan's moribund economy. "Even without the attacks, the Japanese economy was showing no signs of recovery," says Akihiko Saito, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Corp. Economically, Japan has been in the doldrums for more than a decade. Unemployment now is at a record 5.3%. The stock ...

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