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While Japanese juggernaut Toyota seems to be expanding like Tetsuo at the end of Akira everywhere else in the world, the Japanese automaker faces a shrinking market at home due to the aging Japanese population. Looking to the recent launch of the Lexus brand in Japan to give it a profit boost, Toyota has also set up its own used-car company, and will concentrate more heavily on parts and service for existing vehicles to take up the slack left due to declining new-vehicle profits.

Toyota targets parts, used cars to lift profits in Japan [Detroit News]

GM and Toyota Reportedly in Cooperation Talks [Internal]