November 24, 2003





If a Japanese car company assembles its products in the US are those Japanese cars or American?

Japanese cars but American jobs, definitely better for the US than American cars made in Mexico.

Alias Irrelevante

It's Japanese American

Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA


Keri-Jade, 23
Brampton, Ontario CANADA

They are Japanese American. Just like people, they deserve to be judged by their specific qualities, not by their national origin.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

Depends on where the raw products were made, but I'd say Japanese.

Merve, 15

It's a global car!

Laura, 38
Lowell, MA USA

The cars are products of the global economy.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

They are both.

Karen, 24
Ames, IA USA

At this point, seems pointless to think of production processes as possible outside a global market place. The car is of course global.

Felicia, 37
Lowell, MA USA

I would say it depends on where most of the parts are from. Just because you take completely foreign made parts and assemble them in America, doesn't make them American made. Nor does designing the product in America, but manufacturing it in a foreign country (as some claim). It should be where most of the labor to complete the total package happens.

Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

thats really easy. they are japanese cars.

just because they are put together here doesnt mean anything. the parts and designs and ideas still come from japan.

they are just helping the job market here in america. we didnt design them, build the parts or come up with any ideas. if you try to say they are american thats just plain stealing.

thats like me coming up with a recipe and cooking it at a friends house. does it make it her recipe because i used her oven. definitely not.

ingrid, 22
Stockton, CA USA

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