Japanese Plants in U.S. Set for Investment


Our friends at Autoblog are reporting that production and investment by Japanese companies at U.S. production plants is likely to increase for the coming year, reporting that 70 percent of the Japanese vehicles sold in the U.S. are built in the U.S. 

According to TheDetroitBureau.com, more than 400,000 jobs have been created by Japanese automakers since Honda opened its first facility in the U.S. in 1982. Honda, Toyota and Nissan had a total of 29 plants operating in the U.S. in 2010 with a combined investment of $34 billion. And with existing currency issue problems in Japan, those numbers are likely to increase in the coming years.

New plants are likely to open in the U.S., Mexico and Canada in the coming year, and even more vehicles are likely to be exported abroad that are produced in the U.S. 


Bunch of Xenophobes, you people are a hoot! You guys parroting your self proclaimed "patriotism" for buying a certain make because its made here, are funny due to the corps being MULTINATIONAL! it is actually a very small portion of the money that is sent back to the "mother country". You guys are an embarrasment to the United States of America with your "one flat world" views. No education in the US anymore apparently.

I own a F150, 2011 Jeep Wrangler, and a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Call me anti-American, I am laughing all the way to the bank like our crooked Politicians, CEO's et al. I am a working man, not in the good ol' boy club. I bought what I wanted for what I thought was a fair price. Capitalism doesn't get any better than that.

Sounds like you guys are the dreaded "socialists" even though you bag on the current POTUS calling him that. Entertainement at its best! Bunch of xenophobic hypocrits.......

@Red-I could not have said it any better. Thank you.
@Jason-I thought that Economics 101 had not changed but since it has been over 34 years since I took an Economics course I wasn't sure. Of course I did not study Ford economics but I did have a course on macro and micro economics and a finance course which were required for my BBA from Baylor. Thanks and have a good day.

@TRX4 Tom
Still doesnt change the fact that mine is still 90% dpc and was assembled in America. Still winning.

@Tom with a Ranger.....and what year truck is that? Not very recently, right? All the griping we hear about how Ford needs to keep building the Ranger..I agree it has a place, but it's sad how much they depend on Europe and China. .

70 cents on every dollar you spend on an American-assembled Toyota stays in the United States. More than Ford, GM and Dodge can say. I own a Ford, but my needs for a 4 cylinder 300k workhorse isolate me to the Tacoma in 2012. If they actually brought the global Ranger here I would buy it.

@Jason H: I would say the Stanley tools are ok, not great, but not what you can buy all day long at Harbor Freight, those are cheap tools. Depending on the level you use them, they might be ok. Around the house? Sure, most the time. Working on big rigs or aircraft as a profession? Nope. Sears does want alot more for those tools. Wal Mart does about the same as Target or K-Mart, heck go to Home Depot see where the tools are made. I am not singleing any out, just saying.....Wal Mart just happens to be one of the biggest, so it's on the tip of your tongue, right? Some things there are good, some ARE junk. I seen an outdoor swing had a great price, but in that particuler case, you go back and fourth and it hits the bars that hold it up, what good is that? But then again, I called there looking for cheap amercan made tires for the old Toyota Camry I drive when I dont need to be driving my pickup, they said they had 4 Douglas tires. I got there and they didn't. Instead of just slapping on a set of more expensive tires and hitting me with the bill, they asked if I would like more expensive Good Years at the same price. I'm am sure they alse get better MPGs. Yet the tire place cross town won't do that, with their made in Korea tires. Sure, it took for ever for them to do, on a slow day they stretch it. I am sure somebody will comment negative about them changing tires, like the guys at the local place are always better? Couldn't be like the jack wagon that stuck a jack in the wrong place on a travel trailer, or the jack@$$ that ruined a Good Year Eagle tire while mounting, at a non Wal Mart place. Bottom line is untrained people or those with poor attitudes can be found ANYWHERE.

@ you tube moron king

YOU said @hemi lol you must be in your own world it don't sit higher than a super duty, and tundras have smaller leaf springs, and the power band is weak. nice tundra did it come with a purse? you don't haul nothing. 10,000 pounds is nothing id rather stop it safer, and actually manage a trailer on the daily., and the tail gates are weak.

1. If you knew how to read you would know i was telling ole scott that the SEAT sits higher off of the floor in a tundra.

2. FYI the WORST ground clearance on a tundra is 10" the BEST ground clearance on a Super Duty is 8.5". SOOOOOO where it COUNTS the tundra DOES sit higher.

3. of course the springs are smaller its rated as a half ton, OH BUT THE BRAKES ON A TUNDRA ARE BIGGER than your super duty go figure..........

4. anyone who bends a tailgate on a tundra will bend one on a super duty, hell the F-250 in the youtube video I saw bent just pulling up on a twist machine LOL.


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