A kei, or light car in Japanese, in the the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Photo: AFP A kei, or light car in Japanese, in the the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
A kei, or light car in Japanese, in the the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

Despite loyal following, Japan’s cutesy box-shaped ‘kei cars’ in a tight spot as sales fall

Japan’s government - looking to pay down a massive national debt - jacked up taxes on the popular made-in-Japan vehicles

A kei, or light car in Japanese, in the the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Photo: AFP A kei, or light car in Japanese, in the the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
A kei, or light car in Japanese, in the the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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