Sharon Silke Carty

For Sharon Silke Carty's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tohoku disaster may bring automakers to their knees

Mar 29, 2011

Tohoku disaster may bring automakers to their knees

The auto industry disruptions triggered by the disaster in Tohoku are about to get worse. In the weeks ahead, car buyers will have difficulty finding the model they want in certain colors, thousands of auto plant workers will likely be told to stay home, ...

Jan 13, 2011

'Boring cars' worst of Toyota problems

DETROIT — It would be easy to think Toyota’s biggest problem is its damaged reputation caused by sudden acceleration recalls, millions in government fines and massive lawsuits and settlements. But what’s hurting the company most is an aging lineup of boring cars. Over the ...