Hard times for Japanese carmakers
6 November 2012 Last updated at 03:05 GMT
The Japanese car industry continues to face strong headwinds.
Just as they were recovering from last year's natural disasters, Japan's ongoing territorial dispute with China has hurt their sales.
However, there are signs that things may be starting to change for the better.
On Monday, Toyota raised its profits forecast for the full year.
The BBC's Ali Moore reports.