| Jan 25, 2017

Abe once again haunted by 'amakudari' issue

In a flashback to his short-lived first term in 2006-07, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being grilled by opposition parties over the issue of government agencies’ support for retiring senior bureaucrats taking lucrative jobs in industries they formerly oversaw, a practice called amakudari. The ...

Despite scandal, VW in running for global sales crown

| Jan 11, 2017

Despite scandal, VW in running for global sales crown

It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And now it stands a decent chance to pass Toyota for the title of world’s biggest carmaker for the year. Booming business in China helped Volkswagen ...