Mexico, Japan, Germany
The emperor's power was restored after the death of the former emperor.
GM signs deal to buy most of Daewoo Motor Co.
GM pays $2 billion to Fiat to cancel “put” option under its deal and buy its way out of the alliance.
GM signs deal with the UAW, which includes shifting GM’s retiree health care liabilities to an independent trust.
GM and Chrysler granted $17.4 billion in government loans.
Toyota Motor Corp surpasses GM as the world’s largest automaker for the first time.