Business: Shrine for the Victims

The daily news of tragic motor accidents is almost too much for all of us who have dedicated our lives to the automobile. When I think of the mental anguish of the traffic victims' families, my conscience cannot rest.

The speaker was the president of the world's fifth largest auto producer, Shotaro Kamiya, 71, of Japan's Toyota Motor Sales Co. Recently, on the slopes of the Tateshina Mountains, 140 miles west of Tokyo, he formally dedicated a Buddhist shrine at which prayers will be offered regularly for the souls of people killed in auto accidents.

The shrine, a blood-red structure, cost $444,000. Contributors...

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