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Japan's Aisin weighs joining Toyota green-car joint venture

Parts maker focused on contributing technologically rather than via investment

TOKYO -- Autoparts supplier Aisin Seiki favors joining an electric vehicle joint venture launched by Japanese compatriots including Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor, the company said Wednesday.

Aisin Seiki, a Toyota group member, aims to "participate eventually," Executive Vice President Naofumi Fujie said that day at a technological briefing.

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