Carmaker Toyota has reported a 17% rise in net profits for the year to 31 March, lifted by strong sales, cost cuts and a weaker yen.
Toyota hopes to make nine million units this year
Net profits rose to 1.37 trillion yen ($12.4bn; £6.7bn) for the year, bolstered by a 39% rise during the last quarter when weak yen boosted earnings.
Strong demand for its petrol-electric hybrids could lift sales of its popular Prius to more than a million by 2010.
Toyota might overtake General Motors as the world's biggest carmaker this year.
The latest annual figures marked Toyota's fourth year of record profits.
Toyota's global sales have risen by about 500,000 cars a year for the past five years, helped by its popular Camry, the top-selling saloon in the US..
Toyota expects to make more than nine million cars this year.
In the year to March, Toyota's global sales rose 13% to 21 trillion yen.
"The big question is whether Toyota will be able to maintain good profits efficiently while selling more cars," said Koichi Sugimoto, auto analyst at Nomura Securities.