In this Feb. 4, 2011 photo, Toyota Motor Corp. advisor Toshiaki Taguchi reacts during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo, Japan. Toyota's U.S. business has been a lifetime passion for Taguchi, from humble beginnings 50 years ago when barely 100 Toyota cars were being sold a month, to crucial market for the world's No. 1 automaker today. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
In this Feb. 4, 2011 photo, Toyota Motor Corp. advisor Toshiaki Taguchi reacts during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo, Japan. Toyota's U.S. business has been a lifetime passion for Taguchi, from humble beginnings 50 years ago when barely 100 Toyota cars were being sold a month, to crucial market for the world's No. 1 automaker today. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) AP
In this Feb. 4, 2011 photo, Toyota Motor Corp. advisor Toshiaki Taguchi reacts during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo, Japan. Toyota's U.S. business has been a lifetime passion for Taguchi, from humble beginnings 50 years ago when barely 100 Toyota cars were being sold a month, to crucial market for the world's No. 1 automaker today. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) AP

Toyota man who built up U.S. sales finally feels some relief

March 11, 2011 12:00 AM