Honda Motor Co. President Takanobu Ito, center, speaks during a joint press conference with presidents of Japan's major automakers in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Surrounded by dozens of cardboard ... more 
Honda Motor Co. President Takanobu Ito, center, speaks during a joint press conference with presidents of Japan's major automakers in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Surrounded by dozens of cardboard boxes packed with 4 million petition signatures, the presidents of major Japanese automakers demanded Monday the end of what they called exorbitant taxes on cars that threaten to hollow out manufacturing and wipe out jobs. Others are from left: Osamu Masuko of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Takashi Yamanouchi of Mazda Motor Corp., Ito, Akio Toyoda of Toyota Motor Corp. and Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Nissan Motor Co. Toshiyuki Shiga. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Koji Sasahara
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 2:22 AM EST