* Japan firms fail to make significant European inroads * South Korea's Hyundai, Kia boost sales, market share * Japan firms try to boost local production amid strong yen By Yoko Kubota PARIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Japanese automakers, battered by a strong yen, are hunkering down in a stormy Europe, taking tentative steps to stand up to their aggressive South Korean rivals, in a market they see as challenging but worth the effort. ...
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