Issue Date: Sep 30, 1999
For the Indian promoters of diesel, there are bad signals from Japan, the country that has been at the helm of the global automobile revolution in recent times. The Tokyo metropolitan government has launched an unprecedented campaign against diesel vehicles to combat the city's persistent problem of air pollution, points out a report published in the Financial Times of London. Led aggressively by its new governor Shintaro Ishihira, Tokyo city launched a campaign to "Say No! to Diesel vehicles" on August 30, 1999.