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Abe's Trump dilemma: Getting Japan to buy U.S. cars

| Jan 26, 2017

Abe's Trump dilemma: Getting Japan to buy U.S. cars

As Japan races to preserve U.S. trade ties after President Donald Trump withdrew from a Pacific trade pact, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a dilemma that has plagued Japanese leaders since the 1980s: How to convince his citizens to buy American cars? Trump singled ...

Nissan's 'Le Cost Killer' stirs fear in Okayama factory town

Jul 4, 2016

Nissan's 'Le Cost Killer' stirs fear in Okayama factory town

Investors cheered when Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn announced in May that his company would acquire a 34 percent stake of scandal-tainted Mitsubishi Motors Corp. as part of an expanded strategic partnership. However, the reaction has been far less buoyant in Mizushima, ...

CEO taps monk training to shine way for driverless taxis

Jun 28, 2016

CEO taps monk training to shine way for driverless taxis

Hisashi Taniguchi used a sabbatical from developing software for driverless taxis and drones to take a pilgrimage to a Buddhist temple in western Japan. He shaved his head, donned black robes and studied to become its leader. He passed the test, yet within a ...