The United States is threatening to raise tariffs on Japanese vehicle imports from 2.5 per cent at present to 25 per cent. Photo: AFP

Japanese carmakers can’t shake off fears of Donald Trump’s tariff threats

  • Suggestions that Washington and Tokyo could announce a trade deal later this year aren’t helping Japanese car firms rest easy
  • They still fear Trump’s threat of crippling tariffs and are taking pains to emphasise their contributions to the US economy
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The United States is threatening to raise tariffs on Japanese vehicle imports from 2.5 per cent at present to 25 per cent. Photo: AFP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.