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“The West shows little sign of catching up:” How the Japanese auto industry entered the Eighties

Published in blog.hemmings.com

The Bill Moyers video on the state of the American auto industry in the early 1980s — as would any report on the industry at that time — heavily referenced the impact of the Japanese auto industry as less expensive imports became more commonplace in the United States but didn’t take a direct look at that part of the industry. For such a direct look, we’ll turn now to a November 1982 report in the British show TV EYE that includes perspectives from Japanese autoworkers and executives alike.