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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

by William Pesek

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 27, 2015

Six bankers made over ¥100 million in fiscal 2014

Six executives at three major Japanese mega-banks earned at least ¥100 million in fiscal 2014 ended March 31, down one from the previous year, the banks’ financial statements said Friday. No executives at Mizuho Financial Group Inc. received that level of remuneration for the ...

Jun 27, 2015

WTO rules against Kiev on auto tariffs

Emergency car import duties imposed by Ukraine in 2012 to safeguard its auto industry violate global trade rules, the World Trade Organization ruled Friday, urging Kiev to lift them. A WTO panel found in favor of Japan, which filed the complaint, ruling that “Ukraine ...