Mar 31, 2015

Auto output in Japan falls for eighth straight month

Vehicle production in Japan fell 5.3 percent in February from a year earlier to 817,390 units, down for the eighth straight month, as demand shrank following a consumption tax hike last year, an industry body said Tuesday. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said the ...

Dec 26, 2014

Auto output sags in November, stretching decline to fifth month

Vehicle production in Japan fell to 743,289 units in November, down 12.2 percent from the previous year amid declining demand, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Friday. The fifth straight month of decline reflected continued weak consumer spending after the April consumption tax hike. ...

Sales tax hike stymies domestic car sales: JAMA

Dec 22, 2014

Sales tax hike stymies domestic car sales: JAMA

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Major Japanese carmakers may have benefited from the yen’s sharp decline this year, but they were also hurt by the consumption tax hike and prospects for the domestic market appear dim, Fumihiko Ike, chief of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said Monday. “2014 has ...

American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study

Sep 17, 2014

American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study

The average American’s waistline has expanded over the past decade, adding about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of belly fat among the general public from 1999 to 2012, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are the first ...

Ike of Honda to take JAMA helm

Mar 20, 2014

Ike of Honda to take JAMA helm

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Honda Motor Co. Chairman Fumihiko Ike will take over as chief of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association in May, the industry lobby group said Thursday. He will succeed Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota Motor Corp. “Mr. Ike is like no one else, and ...

Dec 27, 2013

Vehicle output climbs for third month straight

Domestic vehicle output rose for a third consecutive month in November, logging a 10.2 percent rise to 846,151 units from the previous year, an industry body said Friday. Car production climbed 10.3 percent to 719,133 units and truck output 11.4 percent to 116,365 units. ...