Roger Schreffler is a veteran business journalist and Wards correspondent who has covered the Japanese auto industry since the 1970s. He has followed all of the major automotive joint ventures dating back more than 30 years including the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Prior to beginning his career in journalism, he studied Japanese history and politics at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Overseas output is up sharply from 2007, when Japan still accounted for nearly half of the vehicles produced. Last year, it was responsible for only about a third.
The Japanese supplier eyes growth in five technology areas. Its North American operations are expected to play a key role.