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Honda, Hitachi to partner on electric vehicles

Feb 7, 2017

Honda, Hitachi to partner on electric vehicles

Automaker Honda Motor Co. has signed a deal with Hitachi Automotive Systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment. The companies announced the agreement Tuesday. Honda, which also makes ...

Feb 4, 2017

Japan Tobacco sees no quick output fix for alternative smoking device

The capacity constraints that have dogged the domestic launch of Japan Tobacco Inc.’s heated-tobacco device will take a while yet to resolve, according to a company executive, handing a further boost to Philip Morris International Inc. in the world’s most advanced market for next-generation ...

Feb 4, 2017

Heavy equipment manufacturer Kubota opens facility in Myanmar

Heavy equipment manufacturer Kubota Corp. has opened an import and sales facility in Myanmar, vowing to support its growing farm machinery market and expand dealer networks by providing access to quality products. Located in the Japanese government-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone on the outskirts ...