US lawmakers press Japan on its auto clunkers plan


* U.S. lawmakers want more American cars to qualify * Michigan Democrat says Japan has "rigged the rules" WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of 46 U.S. lawmakers urged Japan on Tuesday to allow more American cars to qualify for government subsidy payments under that country's "cash for clunkers" program. The lawmakers, in a letter to Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki, said steps previously announced by Tokyo to open its cash for clunkers program to ...

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