Toyota head, Hiroshi Okuda, again said the company would consider increasing its prices to assist ailing US carmakers. Speaking not as the CEO of the world's second-largest car company, but as a powerful member of the Japanese business community and an all-around nice guy, Okuda said the collapse of the US auto industry would damage US-Japan relations. Yikes. Good for earnings, bad for egos.
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP.: Price rise called way to help U.S. rivals [Chicago Tribune]