TOKYO -- Japanese auto makers are edging gingerly into the world of e-commerce. Web sites with an array of product information are a given. Beyond that, however, little else is being done in the areas of marketing and procurement. "Japanese vehicle producers are not giving high priority to e-commerce," says Tsuyoshi Mochimaru, vice president, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (Japan). Agrees Namio Hasumi, president of J.D. Power Asia Pacific: "Online buying is very limited." JNX, for ...

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