Toyota Motor Corp.’s North America operations boast more than 1 million units of capacity, 30,000 employees, $13.1 billion in investments – and one lobbyist. The fourth-largest auto maker in the U.S., right on the heels of the Big Three, has had a small presence in Washington that is not representative of its status as a company with an American future. The appointment of Douglas M. West as senior vice president-government and industry affairs in Toyota’s Washington office is meant to ...

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