Jul 1, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan restart sales of scandal-affected minicars

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. restarted sales of Mitsubishi-produced minicar models on Friday after a 2½-month hiatus following the revelation of fuel-economy data manipulations for the vehicles. Mitsubishi Motors began receiving orders for the eK Wagon and eK Space, with delivery beginning ...

Jun 29, 2016

South Korean presidential hopeful resigns amid scandal

A high-profile South Korean politician and presidential hopeful resigned Tuesday as the head of his new opposition party that has been rocked by a bribery scandal. Ahn Cheol-soo, a former IT software tycoon, stepped down as co-leader of the People’s Party, amid allegations that ...

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

Jun 28, 2016

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

Agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama admitted Tuesday receiving ¥200,000 in cash last year from the head of an industry body while holding a key position in the Liberal Democratic Party on negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership but before he joined the Cabinet. Moriyama said he ...

Japan to adopt international method for fuel-economy testing in 2018

Jun 27, 2016

Japan to adopt international method for fuel-economy testing in 2018

The transport ministry plans to adopt an internationally standardized method of testing car fuel economy, beginning in 2018. The standardized method will cut costs for automakers and help them provide consumers with fuel efficiency figures closer than ever to actual on-road performance, ministry officials ...