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Toyota president agrees to testify before Congress

CBB-Toyoda.jpgToyota President Akio Toyoda answers questions to reporters at the company’s Nagoya, Japan office. (JiJi Press/Getty)

Associated Press | Toyota President Akio Toyoda said Thursday he will testify at a U.S. congressional hearing next week about the automaker’s massive recalls in the United States.

He will be meeting face-to-face with U.S. lawmakers after enduring criticism that he had responded too slowly to the company’s safety crisis.
Toyoda, the grandson of the Japanese automaker’s founder, said in a statement he looks “forward to speaking directly with Congress and the American people.”

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