Toyota CEO to testify on Capitol Hill

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The CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, will testify before Congress today as part of a probe into his company’s massive car recall. Toyoda’s prepared remarks have already been released and the embattled CEO is expected to apologize to customers and to lawmakers ahead of his testimony.

For a look at Toyoda’s path to Capitol Hill we’re joined by Bill Emmott, former editor of The Economist. Emmott lived in Japan for many years and offers his insights into the place that the Toyota company holds in Japanese society. We’re also joined by Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, with a look at Tuesday’s hearings, in which Toyota’s president of U.S. Motor Sales, James Lentz III, appeared before lawmakers.

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