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For Steve Rothwell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

May 30, 2011

Aston Martin leather gives Toyota iQ a luxury twist

Aston Martin, the maker of sports cars favored by Prince Charles and driven by James Bond, is departing from tradition with a city car based on Toyota Motor’s Corp. iQ subcompact to broaden its appeal and boost revenue. The Cygnet’s hand-stitched leather interiors and ...

Hitachi delivers high-speed rail in U.K.

Jul 3, 2009

Hitachi delivers high-speed rail in U.K.

LONDON (Bloomberg) Britain’s first bullet trains entered service in London this week, bringing high-speed travel to the world’s oldest rail network, but government spending cuts prompted by the global recession may stunt plans to extend the project. The 225-kph trains, made in Japan by ...