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Toyota chairman says fuel cell cars need more time to catch on

Jan 20, 2017

Toyota chairman says fuel cell cars need more time to catch on

Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, known as the “father of the Prius” for his work on the world’s best-selling hybrid car, said fuel cell vehicles will take longer than gasoline-electric autos to become popular because of the need to build infrastructure. “The hybrid ...

Jan 20, 2017

Tepco mulls first bond sale in over six years

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. might issue its first corporate bonds in 6½ years this March, informed sources say. The beleaguered utility hasn’t issued bonds since the March 2011 triple core meltdown at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Tepco would be expected ...

Jan 20, 2017

Kirin in talks to sell Brazilian beverage unit to Heineken

Kirin Holdings Co. plans to sell its struggling beverage business in Brazil to Dutch brewer Heineken NV for about ¥100 billion ($8.7 billion), a source familiar with the matter said Friday. Kirin Holdings said in a statement that although nothing has been finalized, it ...

For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

Jan 20, 2017

For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialized field. Or as a plumber. After industrial robots and international trade put paid to many manufacturing jobs in the West, millions of ...

Takata bidders said to favor Japan bankruptcy; shares tumble

Jan 19, 2017

Takata bidders said to favor Japan bankruptcy; shares tumble

Bidders for troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. are leaning toward a court-mediated bankruptcy in Japan to shield them from liabilities, according to people familiar with the matter. The company had opposed the move on concern it would disrupt the supply of replacement parts. ...