TOKYO — Japan's sales of new cars, trucks and buses falls 0.8% in August from a year earlier, to 233,418 units. Though the automotive market has been on a steady decline for 29 months here, analysts view this relatively small overall drop as a sign that the sales slide may be bottoming out. Truck sales rose an impressive 14% in August, while car sales fell 6% from the previous year, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. (JAMA) reports. Bus sales also were up by 17% from last year. ...

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