Jul 15, 2015

342,000 hybrid vehicles recalled in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. reported to the transport ministry on Wednesday that it is recalling some 342,000 hybrid vehicles due to defects in the power system that could make the cars unable to run. The recall covers two models produced between February 2011 and November ...

Kennedy aided Hamp's release from jail, U.S. official says

Jul 9, 2015

Kennedy aided Hamp's release from jail, U.S. official says

Former Toyota Motor Corp. executive Julie Hamp left a Tokyo jail 20 days after police arrested her for violating Japan’s drug laws. U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy helped secure the release, said an official. Prosecutors decided not to indict Hamp, 55, who had been held ...

Jul 8, 2015

Toyota to end spouse allowance, quadruple child-rearing benefits

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to scrap the spouse allowance and instead quadruple child-rearing benefits for its employees, sources said Tuesday. The measures are aimed at encouraging Toyota workers’ wives to find jobs while providing their children with expanded financial support for learning, in line ...

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 ...