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"Since 1957, when Toyota began exporting the Crown to the United States, we have expanded the scope of our automobile sales across the entire globe. During the almost 50 years since we first began exports, Toyota vehicles have found their way to over 170 countries and regions throughout the world. As our exports have continued to develop so has the localization of our production bases, in line with our policy of 'producing vehicles where the demand exists.' Currently there are 52 bases in 27 different countries and regions. In addition, there are design and R&D bases in seven locations overseas . . ."
"Vision & Philosophy," Senior Managing Director Director Koichi Ina, www.toyota.co.jp (accessed Dec. 14, 2008)
"Guiding Principles at Toyota:
Honor the language and spirit of the law of every nation and undertake open and fair corporate activities to be a good corporate citizen of the world.
Respect the culture and customs of every nation and contribute to economic and social development through corporate activities in the communities.
Dedicate ourselves to providing clean and safe products and to enhancing the quality of life everywhere through all our activities.
Create and develop advanced technologies and provide outstanding products and services that fulfill the needs of customers worldwide.
Foster a corporate culture that enhances individual creativity and teamwork value, while honoring mutual trust and respect between labor and management.
Pursue growth in harmony with the global community through innovative management.
Work with business partners in research and creation to achieve stable, long-term growth and mutual benefits, while keeping ourselves open to new partnerships."