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Toyota chisels compact SUV latecomer with 'sexy diamond' design

Dec 15, 2016

Toyota chisels compact SUV latecomer with 'sexy diamond' design

Toyota Motor Corp., years late to the compact SUV party its peers have been enjoying worldwide, is showing up with jewelry-inspired looks. The new C-HR model’s designers applied a “sexy diamond” theme inside and out, from the sharply sloped rear window to the rhombus-patterned ...

Ghosn pledges Mitsubishi Motors' return to profitability as chairman

Dec 14, 2016

Ghosn pledges Mitsubishi Motors' return to profitability as chairman

Nissan Motor Co.’s top executive Carlos Ghosn pledged Wednesday to rebuild trust in Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and return the loss-making carmaker to profitability, as he was approved by shareholders as the new chairman of the scandal-tainted automaker. “I pledge to protect shareholder interests and ...

NHK planning online launch of two terrestrial channels in 2019

Dec 14, 2016

NHK planning online launch of two terrestrial channels in 2019

NHK said Tuesday it plans to distribute programs of its two terrestrial television channels through the internet on a steady basis from 2019. Such simultaneous broadcasting on the internet is currently banned under the Broadcast Law. If NHK’s plan is realized, it will require ...

Dec 13, 2016

U.S. companies bet on stable China relations

In the more than four decades since President Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China, the United States has become China’s largest export and China is one of the largest markets for U.S. exporters and a source of supply for everything from smartphones to spark ...

Dec 13, 2016

Apple mulling $1 billion investment in SoftBank's tech fund

Apple Inc. and SoftBank Group have held talks about Apple investing up to $1 billion in a $100 billion fund being raised by SoftBank, U.S. media reported Monday. By investing in potentially the world’s largest technology fund, Apple hopes to gain insight into emerging ...