Jul 11, 2014

Honda to recall more than 170,000 hybrids in Japan

Honda Motor Co. told the transport ministry Thursday that it will recall 175,356 units of its hybrid Fit subcompacts and Vezel sport utility vehicles in Japan because of an engine control computer glitch linked to cases of sudden acceleration. This is the fourth safety ...

Honda's first jet takes flight

Jun 29, 2014

Honda's first jet takes flight

Honda’s first business jet has already made its maiden flight ahead of its expected certification and delivery next year, the company said in a press release over the weekend. The 84-minute flight of the HondaJet took place Friday near the world headquarters of Honda ...

Jun 25, 2014

Five Japanese firms among top 10 global green brands

U.S. consulting firm Interbrand said Tuesday that five Japanese companies were among the 10 best global green brands in 2014, recognizing their work on tackling environment problems. Ford Motor Co. took the top spot for its commitment to electric vehicles, ousting Toyota Motor Corp., ...

Jun 4, 2014

Buoyant U.S. buyers drive up Japan auto sales

Improving consumer confidence in the U.S. boosted new car sales for Japanese automakers in May, with Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. posting double digit gains, and Honda Motor Co. rising by 9 percent. Autodata Corp. also said Tuesday that warmer weather and ...

May 27, 2014

JAMA chairman downplays dangers for automakers

by Masaaki Kameda

Fumihiko Ike, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said Tuesday he doesn’t think last week’s military coup will have a major impact on the production operations of Japanese carmakers in Thailand. “There have been some protest rallies, but there were few cases in ...

Japan firms hunker down after Thai coup

May 23, 2014

Japan firms hunker down after Thai coup

Japanese companies in Thailand went on alert Friday after a military coup prompted some to curtail business trips and others to take steps to ensure the safety of their factory workers. The Thai army staged the coup, the first since September 2006, on Thursday, ...