U.S. and Japanese transportation officials meet, Toyota not the only topic

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03 May 2010, 09:15 am   #1 (permalink)
Administrator
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 91,063
  • User Status: Offline


Default U.S. and Japanese transportation officials meet, Toyota not the only topic

Filed under: Government/Legal, Toyota



Japan Transport Minister Seiji Maehara stopped by Washington D.C. late last week to discuss several issues with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, including Toyota and the future of high speed rail here in the States. The Detroit News reports that Maehara admitted the Japanese automaker made some mistakes in handling its recall issues, adding "Toyota has on its own recognized that it had been slow." Maehara and LaHood further agreed that the Toyota situation shouldn't disrupt the relationship between the U.S. and Japan, as the two agreed to have more open dialog in the future.

The dueling transportation secretaries also spent time discussing high speed rail. Japan has had high speed trains for decades, while the U.S. is looking to finally get in on bullet trains this decade. LaHood is scheduled to travel to Japan next, where he will have further dialog with Japanese officials. When transportation officials from the U.S. visited Japan in December, they were reportedly given a chilly reception, but LaHood told the DetNews that he expects to receive a "red carpet" reception.

[Source: The Detroit News | Image: STR/AFP/Getty]U.S. and Japanese transportation officials meet, Toyota not the only topic originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 03 May 2010 09:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Permalink | Email this | Comments


Source: Autoblog
  Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:47 pm.

Attribution:
Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers



ToyotaLexusForum.com is an unofficial community for car enthusiasts. ToyotaLexusForum.com is not affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation in any way.
Toyota Motor Corporation does not sponsor, support, or endorse ToyotaLexusForum.com in any way.
Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.