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Anti-Japan demonstrators overturn a Japanese-made car in Suzhou, China, last month after Japan nationalized islands that both nations claim but Japan controls. Sales of Japanese-made vehicles nose-dived in China, and a new report predicts a 70 percent drop October through December. (The Associated Press)

Anti-Japan demonstrators overturn a Japanese-made car in Suzhou, China, last month after Japan nationalized islands that both nations claim but Japan controls. Sales of Japanese-made vehicles nose-dived in China, and a new report predicts a 70 percent drop October through December. (The Associated Press)

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