Japan creates automotive task force to address coronavirus impact


A passenger walks past a notice for passengers from Wuhan, China displayed near a quarantine station at Narita airport on January 17, 2020 in Narita, Japan.

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Japan’s government and auto industry are establishing a new task force to combat the impact of the coronavirus on the country’s automotive operations.

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a statement Thursday that the immediate priorities for the “New Coronavirus Countermeasures Automobile Council” will be information sharing and understanding of the situation as well as studying countermeasures.

“Automakers, component manufacturers, and the government work together to ensure rapid…


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