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Honda debuts $5m jet in Japan with eye on wealthy Asians

Automaker sees chance to regain innovative edge

Honda will launch sales of the HondaJet Elite in Japan early next year.

TOKYO -- After ignoring the Japanese market for years, Honda Motor is finally making the HondaJet business plane available at home.

Honda said Wednesday that it would start delivering HondaJets in Japan early next year. "We hear strong praise overseas, and there have been numerous requests to sell in Japan," President Takahiro Hachigo told reporters Wednesday.

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