Apr 15, 2016

Toyota, Honda suspend plants rattled by Kumamoto quake

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. were among companies that suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains. Flights and trains were also disrupted after the magnitude-6.5 quake, which struck at around 9:26 p.m. on Thursday. Companies ...

910,000 new recruits mark first day at work across Japan

Apr 1, 2016

910,000 new recruits mark first day at work across Japan

With the start of fiscal 2016 Friday, an estimated 910,000 new recruits marked their first day at work in companies, public offices and organizations across the country. Welcoming ceremonies were held by the central and local governments as well as companies, with Tokyo Gov. ...

Lexus introduces $100,000 sports coupe to burnish image

Jan 12, 2016

Lexus introduces $100,000 sports coupe to burnish image

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus is rolling out its highest-performance model since the LFA supercar to burnish its reputation among buyers of prestige luxury autos. The LC 500 sports coupe, unveiled Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, accelerates from 0-to-60 mph ...

Jan 8, 2016

Toyota's Aqua hybrid best-selling car in 2015 auto rankings

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua hybrid was the best-selling car in 2015, while six minicars made it into the top 10 ranking, data from industry bodies showed Friday. The Aqua clinched top spot for the first time since 2013 with sales of 215,525 units, down ...

Japanese firms face difficulties grasping damage from Tianjin blasts

Aug 16, 2015

Japanese firms face difficulties grasping damage from Tianjin blasts

Japanese companies operating in Tianjin were facing difficulties on Saturday grasping damage to their facilities from devastating explosions that rocked an industrial port in the northern China city earlier in the week. Entry to areas around the site of Wednesday’s blast has been restricted, ...