Toyota Motor (TM)

Kenta Kon Chief Financial Officer
Jun Nagata Chief Communication Officer
Naotake Katori Yomiuri Newspapers
Kohei Kondo Asahi Newspapers
Sean McLain Wall Street Journal
Maki Shiraki Reuters
Yukinobu Kigawa Toyo Keizai
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Unidentified Company Representative

Thank you, everyone, for joining us despite your busy schedules. We would now like to begin Toyota Motor Corporation's FY 2022 Second Quarter Financial Results Press Briefing. Starting by introducing our presenters today, Chief Financial Officer, Kenta Kon; Chief Communication Officer, Jun Nagata. We would now like to begin by having our CFO, Mr. Kon, explain about the financial results.

Kenta Kon

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Jun Nagata

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Kenta Kon


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Jun Nagata

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Jun Nagata

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Kenta Kon

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Jun Nagata

for your questions. Thank you, Shiraki-san,

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Jun Nagata

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