Luxury foreign cars find favor among Japan's rich

Apr 20, 2016

Luxury foreign cars find favor among Japan's rich

Tokyo businessman Randal Furudera isn’t about to swap his German-made BMW M5 for a “boring” Japanese car, although he’ll give them some grudging respect for their ho-hum dependability. Deep-pocketed buyers like Furudera are driving sales in Japan of high-end foreign brands, which dominate the ...

Dec 21, 2015

Motorist killed in apparent ambush on Nagoya street

Assailants in two cars reportedly blocked another on a Nagoya street and fatally attacked the driver with what appeared to be knives and baseball bats. An employee at a convenience store in Nakagawa Ward called the police at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, reporting that ...

Dec 11, 2015

Japanese cars do best in insurance industry safety rankings

Japanese brands dominate the insurance industry’s rankings of the safest vehicles for the 2016 model year. The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that 48 vehicles earned its highest rating of “Top Safety Pick Plus.” That’s up from 33 a year ago. ...

Jul 22, 2015

Security experts hack into, seize control of moving car

A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks. Former National Security Agency hacker Charlie ...