Atsushi Yamada

Senior economics reporter for Asahi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper for which he covers industry, finance and banking.

“Toyota and Nissan have no border–if they come here to make production, they are us. But GM asks the government not to invite them here. Is GM management’s interest more important that the interests of the automobile workers?”


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