Japanese companies shaken by Trump's Twitter bomb on Toyota
Jiji -- Jan 07
Japanese firms are shocked by Donald Trump's Twitter bomb dropped on Toyota Motor Corp. over a planned factory in Mexico, as their concerns about an attack by the U.S. president-elect have become reality.

Trump on Thursday threatened to impose a "big border tax" on Toyota if it builds the factory to manufacture Corolla sedans. Japanese companies doing business in North America are braced for the possibility of becoming Trump's next target.

Trump's tweet was apparently a response to a remark by Toyota President Akio Toyoda that the company will not change the Mexican factory plan.

Following the incoming president's online rage, Toyota published a statement Friday that it has "10 manufacturing facilities, 1,500 dealerships and 136,000 employees" in the United States and that it "looks forward to collaborating with the Trump administration."

News source: Jiji
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