TOKYO -- Being No.1 in Japan's import car market year after year is not limiting Volkswagen AG’s ambitions here. Next step up is to become a major brand player in the world's second-largest car market. "Our goal is not to challenge Honda or Nissan but to become an influential player in the Japanese market with benchmark brands," says Tsutomo Umeno, the new president of Volkswagen Group Japan K.K. "We already sell more regular-size cars in Japan than Daihatsu (Motor Co. Ltd.) and Suzuki ...

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