Dark sides of Toyota's drive to be No. 1

Jun 9, 2013

Dark sides of Toyota's drive to be No. 1

Like most corporate giants, Toyota isn't all squeaky clean. Yet in their book "Toyota no Shotai" ("The True Colors of Toyota") published in Japanese in 2006, Hajime Yokota and Makoto Sataka catalog the Japanese media's timidity when it comes to covering the nation's top ...

'Lurching' Lexus fortunately just ran into a wall

Jun 9, 2013

'Lurching' Lexus fortunately just ran into a wall

Tanya Spotts, a real estate agent from Hamilton, Virginia, bought a new Lexus E350 in 2011. This is her story. “I had been driving it six months and it was near Christmas and my 22-year-old daughter was with me. I was parking in a ...

'The day my mum looked after the Beatles'

| Mar 26, 2013

'The day my mum looked after the Beatles'

In rock mythology, John Lennon was the cynical, acid-tongued Beatle, Paul McCartney was friendly and open, George Harrison was the quiet one and drummer Ringo Starr was the group’s clown, always joking around. Satoko Condon remembers it a bit differently. “Ringo was a bit ...