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Japan's car exports sag again

Japan's motor vehicle exports dropped for the second consecutive six-month period in the first half of 1982, marking the first continuous 12-month decrease on record, industry figures showed Wednesday.

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association blamed voluntary reductions in exports by Japanese automakers and the continuing worldwide recession, which has dampened demand.

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It said the nation's 11 automakers exported 2,891,701 cars, trucks, and buses in the January-June period, down 9.5 percent from the second half of 1981.

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