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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese trade minister Yasutoshi Nishimura mentioned he hopes to carry a gathering by the federal government and the heads of automakers to speak about the way forward for the car trade as early as subsequent month, Kyodo information company mentioned on Sunday.
“The car trade is getting into a interval of main transformation,” Nishimura instructed reporters on Saturday in California the place he visited Toyota Motor (NYSE:) Corp’s analysis amenities, in line with Kyodo.
The top of the Ministry of Economic system, Commerce and Trade was visiting america to attend the U.S.-led Indo Pacific Financial Framework commerce negotiations.
“We want to talk about the early introduction of autonomous driving and measures to advertise its widespread use,” Nishimura mentioned.
Within the assembly, to be joined by Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida with related ministers and leaders of automakers, the roles of the car trade in a decarbonised society might be additionally on the agenda, he mentioned, in line with Kyodo.
Kishida unveiled the thought of the assembly on a June go to to a Toyota plant.