How are car-recall issues at Toyota reverberating in Japan?
Abe: Japanese people deep in their hearts are sympathetic. Yet, Toyota had to correct many things. They really created a dynasty that has been successful for such a long time. They have to reflect about what went wrong. That said, the things that they did wrong were really far less than the things they did well. So I am a strong believer that Toyota will revive. As a matter of fact, their base earnings are clearly reviving at a yen level of 90, according to what the company announced. So once they get over these problems in an honest and a clear manner, I am sure Toyota will be the one to lead the auto industry.
-- Reported by Gregg Greenberg in New York.