Jun 8, 2016

Takata, Nissan hit with first air bag criminal complaint

A woman in Japan has filed a criminal complaint against Takata Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. over injuries sustained when a Takata air bag ruptured in a vehicle collision last year, investigative sources said. It was the first such case in the nation related ...

Yamanashi, Shizuoka look to partnership in Southeast Asia push

Jun 8, 2016

Yamanashi, Shizuoka look to partnership in Southeast Asia push

Two of Japan’s major fruit producing prefectures are considering joining forces to sell their fare in Southeast Asia. In a bid to take advantage of the popularity of Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, Yamanashi and Shizuoka have set about exploring a partnership to sell ...

Rugby star Goromaru receives 'Master of Ninja' award

Dec 16, 2015

Rugby star Goromaru receives 'Master of Ninja' award

Rugby star Ayumu Goromaru was likened to a ninja Wednesday as he was given an award by a nationwide organization promoting the culture of the ancient spies. The Japan Ninja Council said it decided to give the 29-year-old fullback its “Master of Ninja” award ...

Nov 3, 2015

Nissan admits first Japan injury linked to Takata air bag

Nissan Motor Co. said Monday a passenger seat air bag manufactured by Takata Corp. ruptured during a collision last week in Japan, likely causing minor injuries to a woman sitting in that seat — the first case in Japan where someone was wounded by ...