TOKYO – Foreign-vehicle sales in Japan grew 5% during the first six months of 2018 to 182,519 units, the highest level since the market peaked in 1997, according to the Japan Automobile Importers Assn. The JAIA, as the association is known, attributes the growth mainly to imports of Japanese cars and trucks from plants they operate in Asia including Toyota’s Hilux and Town Ace trucks from Thailand and Indonesia. Toyota truck sales grew 46% year-over-year to 11,234 units ...

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