Why Ford's CEO Is Mad at Japan

Ford (NYSE: F  ) CEO Alan Mulally is a very reasonable guy -- but lately, he's been quoted in the business press with some very tough talk about Japan. Mulally says the Japanese government is manipulating its currency to give Japanese automakers an advantage -- part of the prime minister's efforts to jump-start Japan's slow economy.

Is Mulally right to be angry? In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at what's actually happening, and what's at stake for Ford -- and at why Alan Mulally might be right to be worried about Ford's Japanese rivals.

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  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 11:22 AM, belseware wrote:

    This is nothing new for Japan--it's been going on for decades. ...and China is now coming on-line to prey on the US.

    ...and with the current administration, there won't be anything done about it.

    Allen has every reason to be worried and upset.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:00 PM, RealTalk wrote:

    lol ford is complaining? japanese automakers do more for the american enonomy than ford does. i hope ford goes under. you wanna know why fords started to drop in quality over the years? because they started to make them in mexico. they recently moved plants over to germany? how do i know? because ive had friends and family work at them and lose their job so ford can move over seas. its ok though, they all got jobs at the toyota plan that opened up here in the u.s. If you love ford you hate the u.s.a and i hope ford sinks.

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