Japan's three biggest automakers -- Toyota, Nissan and Honda -- on Monday posted record sales for 2012, as the results confirmed that Toyota recaptured the world's biggest automaker crown.
This file photo shows workers checking paints and bodies of Toyota's Corolla models at a plant of the company's subsidiary Central Motor at Ohira village, in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, on May 11, 2012. Toyota and Nissan on Monday announced record sales for 2012, with Toyota recapturing the world's biggest automaker crown from General Motors.
The rosy results underscored the trio's recovery after Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 devastated sales and production, and highlighted strong demand in the key Asian and US markets.
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