Marquez claims riders' title after dominating Japanese MotoGP

Oct 16, 2016

Marquez claims riders' title after dominating Japanese MotoGP

Honda’s Marc Marquez won the Japanese Grand Prix and MotoGP riders’ championship on Sunday as both his Yamaha-riding world title rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out, handing the Spaniard his third crown in the premier class. The win at Motegi Twin Ring ...

Japanese firms carefully assess impact of Thai king's death

Oct 14, 2016

Japanese firms carefully assess impact of Thai king's death

Japanese companies operating in Thailand are carefully assessing the impact on business in the Southeast Asian country following the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday at age 88. Economic activity in Thailand is expected to slow as mourning for the passing of ...

Jul 20, 2016

Takata allegedly gave manipulated air bag test data to Honda

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. manipulated air bag test data that it supplied to Honda Motor Co., sources said, citing a third-party investigation. The investigators examined the data after Takata, which has faced massive global recalls over defective air bags, acknowledged that parts ...

Jun 9, 2016

Honda recalls 784,000 vehicles in Japan over Takata air bags

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 784,000 vehicles in Japan due to faulty Takata Corp. air bag inflators for front passenger seats. The recall, announced Thursday, is the latest over inflators that may explode with too much force. This recall covers the Odyssey minivan, Accord ...

Jun 6, 2016

Suzuki, MMC hit by minicar sales slump

Two Suzuki Motor Corp. minicar models were among the top 10 best-selling vehicles in Japan in May, but sales were still down on last year amid revelations of improper fuel-testing methods, industry data released Monday showed. The auto manufacturer, which revealed the same month ...