Samples in Long Beach? (Book source)

Shotaro Kamiya was the man that convinced his counterparts at Toyota to begin exporting passenger cars to the United States.  Kamiya-san is listed, along with "Toyota Archives" as the two sources in this book stating that the first samples arrived in Long Beach, California, from Yokohama. The Toyopet was not just the first TOYOTA to arrive on US …

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APL (American President Lines) & Toyota (the unknown history?)

On July 23, 2008, Daron Pitts and Jamie Kennedy of the Community Development Foundation visited the San Francisco Maritime Library located at Fort Mason Center Building E, near Fisherman's Warf in San Francisco. Several internet searches led to historical documents connecting APL and the first Toyopet samples. It was believed (according to Toyota archivists that …

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