Japan's automaker association warns of 'downward spiral' in China sales

Jul 23, 2015

Japan's automaker association warns of 'downward spiral' in China sales

China’s vehicle market has shown signs of a “downward spiral” that will eventually hit Japanese carmakers, according to the head of Japan’s auto association. “There’s excessive competition and carmakers are building excessive capacity, and to raise utilization of the plants, they will engage in ...

May 27, 2014

JAMA chairman downplays dangers for automakers

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Fumihiko Ike, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said Tuesday he doesn’t think last week’s military coup will have a major impact on the production operations of Japanese carmakers in Thailand. “There have been some protest rallies, but there were few cases in ...

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 ...