This is the final report of a project that had four objectives: 1. Locate statistics --identify the Japanese agencies that receive statistical data on the automobile industry; determine the rules and laws governing public accessibility to the data; identify when, where, and how the data is published; identify the private sources of business statistics; and compare reports published in Japanese with those available in English. 2. Determine research and developement and capital--present statistics relating to research and developement expenditures and capital investment by the Japanese automobile industry. 3. Identify government incentives--identify and present details on tax advantages and incentives given to industry; identify research and developement projects financed by the Japanese government. 4. Survey Japanese economic and business literature--survey Japanese literature to locate forecast of auto demand and predictions of capacity changes; evaluate the reliability of the forecasts and the techniques utilized; interview Japanese economists and industrial consultants relative to the forecasts.

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    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
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  • Accession Number: 00321334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM