Employees work on a Yaris car at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France, on April 28, 2020. Photo: AP Employees work on a Yaris car at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France, on April 28, 2020. Photo: AP
Employees work on a Yaris car at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France, on April 28, 2020. Photo: AP
Yoshihiro Sakai
Opinion

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The View by Yoshihiro Sakai

How Japan’s carbon neutrality goal could destroy its economic recovery

  • Vehicle exports keep Japan’s economy afloat, but new regulations could put a million jobs and Japan’s trade surplus at risk
  • Calculating the environmental impact of a car’s entire life could cripple carmakers unless the government changes Japan’s energy mix

Employees work on a Yaris car at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France, on April 28, 2020. Photo: AP Employees work on a Yaris car at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France, on April 28, 2020. Photo: AP
Employees work on a Yaris car at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France, on April 28, 2020. Photo: AP
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