Hamp case gave oxycodone a bad name, say doctors

Jul 14, 2015

Hamp case gave oxycodone a bad name, say doctors

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The high-profile arrest of former Toyota Motor Corp. executive Julie Hamp last month over importing oxycodone might fuel prejudice in Japan against the narcotic painkillers and other strong pain-relieving drugs, experts fear. Hamp, the automaker’s first female managing officer, was released by police without ...

Jul 6, 2015

Toyota Aqua hybrid best-selling car in first half

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua subcompact hybrid topped the nation’s auto rankings in the first half with 121,240 units sold, industry data showed Monday. Honda Motor Co.’s N-Box minivehicle came in second with 106,985 units between January and June, followed by Daihatsu Motor Co.’s Tanto, ...

Jun 4, 2015

Toyota Aqua leads car sales for second consecutive month

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua hybrid was the best-selling car in the nation in May, holding the top spot for the second month in a row, industry bodies said Thursday. The Aqua logged an 18.9 percent jump in sales from the previous year to 14,428 ...

In city of Toyota, automaker plays key role

May 18, 2015

In city of Toyota, automaker plays key role

The city of Toyota City stands as a testament to the meteoric rise of its namesake, now the world’s biggest carmaker with record profits and sales of more than 10 million cars globally last year. But this sprawling city of 422,000 people, just east ...

Toyota, Mazda expand tieup to include technology exchanges

May 14, 2015

Toyota, Mazda expand tieup to include technology exchanges

Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. have agreed to expand their partnership by jointly developing new technologies to make driving safer for both people and the environment. The agreement Wednesday came as global carmakers face higher costs to comply with stricter emission and ...

Toyota Aqua hybrid tops sales in April as minicars stumble

May 11, 2015

Toyota Aqua hybrid tops sales in April as minicars stumble

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua hybrid became the nation’s best-selling car in April after notching a 13.7 percent jump in sales to 15,555 units from a year earlier, industry bodies said Monday. Honda Motor Co.’s N-Box came in second after a 12.1 percent plunge in ...

Apr 11, 2015

Toyota to build new plant in China's Tianjin

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to build a new plant in Tianjin, China, sources close to the matter said Saturday. The revelation came after sources said last week that the world’s biggest automaker, which announced a freeze on plant construction in fiscal 2013, is planning ...

Toyota releases turbocharged Auris hatchback

Apr 7, 2015

Toyota releases turbocharged Auris hatchback

Toyota Motor Corp. has partially remodeled its Auris hatchback, giving it a newly developed 1.2-liter direct-injection turbo engine. The turbocharged car is designed to help the automaker compete better with rivals such as Volkswagen AG of Germany, because such vehicles are now becoming mainstream ...