TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Toyota Motor Corp. is sending its engineers from Japan to Los Angeles to get a taste of the North American lifestyle and vehicle market. Toyota Motor Mfg. North America President Atsushimi Niimi says the auto maker has a group of about 30 engineers in California at its Customer Quality Engineering Center. “The majority of those people came from Japan and permanently have maybe a 2- or 3-year assignment there, and some of the people came from several plants in North ...

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