Jul 2, 2015

Top automakers pony up ¥6 billion for hydrogen stations in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. will together spend around ¥5 billion to ¥6 billion over the next five years to help build hydrogen stations for fuel-cell vehicles in Japan. The financial assistance, designed to partially cover the operating expenses ...

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Jun 28, 2015

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future. The automaker has hinted it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a “hoverboard.” That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for ...

Jun 27, 2015

Toyota's drug problem, and Japan's


Toyota has a drug problem. The company and CEO Akio Toyoda are dealing with the fallout from a bizarre case surrounding his newly promoted head of global public relations, Julie Hamp. It all started on June 18, when Hamp, an American who moved to ...

Jun 25, 2015

Toyota, Nissan to recall 3 million more cars over air bags

Toyota and Nissan, the country’s two top automakers, on Thursday expanded their global car recall by more than 3 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bags that have already been linked to eight deaths. Toyota said it will call back an additional 2.86 ...

Jun 25, 2015

U.S. Toyota exec 'asked father to mail' controlled painkiller

An American executive at Toyota Motor Corp. suspected of illegally importing a painkiller considered a narcotic in Japan has told police that the tablets in question were not prescribed for her, investigative sources said Thursday. Julie Hamp, 55, also said that she asked her ...

Jun 24, 2015

Toyota president earns ¥1.27 billion, surpassing Nissan's Ghosn

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda became the highest-paid auto executive in Japan Wednesday after dividend payouts pushed his total compensation past Nissan Motor Co.’s Carlos Ghosn. Toyoda earned ¥1.27 billion in compensation and dividends, according to regulatory filings. While Nissan paid Ghosn almost ...