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TOKYO, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday that Toyota Motor Corp is an important corporate citizen in the United States, after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump criticised the automaker's plans to build a new factory in Mexico.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the chief government spokesman, made the comment at a regular news conference.
Trump threatened in a tweet to impose heavy taxes on Toyota if it builds its Corolla cars for the U.S. market at a Mexican plant. (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Writing by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Stephen Coates)