January 6, 2017 / 2:05 AM / a year ago

Japan economy minister declines comment on Trump's Toyota tweet

TOKYO, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Nobuteru Ishihara said on Friday he had no comment on tweets by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump about Toyota Motor Corp before Trump takes office.

Trump threatened in a tweet to impose heavy taxes on the automaker if it builds its Corolla cars for the U.S. market at a plant in Mexico. (Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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