Taro Kono said he was particularly worried about the impact on car companies.
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Sectors like car manufacturing and dairy would be "particularly hard hit".
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Hyundai unveiled a car that can walk and climb on wheeled legs at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 'Elevate' vehicle was designed with the emergency services in mind. But it's unlikely to be appearing at a local dealership any time soon, as it’s only a prototype for now.
It comes as car manufacturers said it was "hard to see any upside".
The posts will be phased out through voluntary redundancies, the firm said.
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