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Rakuten to trial drone delivery on Chiba golf course

Apr 26, 2016

Rakuten to trial drone delivery on Chiba golf course

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Online shopping giant Rakuten Inc. is venturing into the uncharted territory of drone delivery, enabling golfers to order snacks, beverages and golf equipment while playing a round. Rakuten on Monday announced the nation’s first drone delivery service, a monthlong experiment from May 9 at ...

Wacoal recalls 10,000 sets of fire-risk pajamas

Apr 26, 2016

Wacoal recalls 10,000 sets of fire-risk pajamas

Wacoal Holdings Corp. announced Monday a recall of around 10,000 pairs of potentially flammable pyjamas sold by its subsidiary. The underwear maker will recall five kinds of pyjamas sold under the name Unna Kuru. The garments were sold from its shops and via catalog ...

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Apr 26, 2016

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Skymark Airlines on Wednesday morning will unveil a jet decked out with the logo of the Hanshin Tigers. The airline hopes to attract passengers using Kobe Airport, its base in the Kansai region, sources said Monday. The Tigers’ home field is Hanshin Koshien Stadium ...

Apr 26, 2016

Daimler, Ford brace for scrutiny after emission scandals

Carmakers have to be clearer about the way they certify their fuel economy and emission ratings as regulators ramp up scrutiny over the gap between laboratory results and on-road conditions, according to Daimler AG Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche. “You can only be transparent ...

Apr 26, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors executives skip Beijing car show

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s senior executives skipped the Beijing car show as the automaker grapples with the fallout from its mileage fraud admission. That did not stop its local joint venture from declaring it wants to become the top SUV brand in the world’s largest ...

Toyota to boost hybrids in China despite Beijing subsidies snub

Apr 25, 2016

Toyota to boost hybrids in China despite Beijing subsidies snub

Toyota Motor Corp., the dominant maker of gasoline-electric autos, will push forward with its strategy to build and sell hybrid models in China, in spite of the government’s unwillingness to subsidize the technology. The Japanese automaker wants to bring a hybrid version of its ...