Nov 30, 2016

Relegated Grampus signs Brazilian trio, appoints future president

Relegated Nagoya Grampus announced the signing of three Brazilian players Wednesday, while also revealing the appointment as adviser of a Toyota Motor Corp. senior official, Koki Konishi, who is set to be promoted to club president next spring. Defender Charles, 28, joins from Ceara, ...

Toyota to sell fuel cell buses in Japan from early 2017

Oct 21, 2016

Toyota to sell fuel cell buses in Japan from early 2017

Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it will start selling fuel cell buses in Japan from early 2017, gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics when it hopes to introduce 100 or more hydrogen-powered buses mainly in Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s transportation ...

Sep 29, 2016

Auto output in Japan rises 9.2% on year

The nation’s automobile output rose 9.2 percent in August from a year earlier to 621,349 vehicles, data released by eight major carmakers showed Wednesday. The figures suggest recovery after disruptions resulting from devastating earthquakes this spring in Kyushu. Domestic production at Japan’s top three ...

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. ...