22 Apr '11, 10am

Japan automakers have begun checking the level of radiation on cars to be exported from the country

Japan automakers have begun checking the level of radiation on cars to be exported from the country

An employee of Nissan Motor Co. measures the radiation level on vehicles before shipping them from the company's Oppama wharf in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo April 22, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - JAPANESE automakers have begun checking the level of radiation on cars to be exported from the country in a bid to ease worries among foreign consumers, an industry group said on Friday. The automakers will inspect radiation inside cars and on tires before shipment, said Hirokazu Furukawa, a spokesman for the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. No radiation has been detected so far on cars to be exported from Japan, he said. 'Some foreign consumers voiced concern over radiation. We want to erase their worries by taking this measure,' he said. Mr Furukawa said he has not seen a fall in Japanese car sales abroad due to radiation concerns. Japan has been struggling to contain...

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